Welcome to CAPRI

Child and Adolescent Public health Research and Innovation

Speelkwartier Fonds
Wie de jeugd heeft, heeft de toekomst. Een gezonde toekomst vereist een gezonde leefstijl.
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Our Mission & Vision

The research of the Child & Adolescent Public health Research and Innovation section falls under the Department of Public & Occupational Health of Amsterdam UMC and is carried out within the Amsterdam Public Health research institute.

Youth grows up happy

CAPRI focuses on scientific research that contributes to optimal opportunities for the healthy and happy growing up of young people; from -9 months to 19 years.

Multidisciplinary, innovative, social research

Our research is multidisciplinary, innovative and socially relevant and ranges from risk factors to health effects and from development to evaluation of intervention programs.

Constant innovation

We continue to develop to remain distinctive and innovative.

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New publications


Anselma M, Altenburg TM, Twisk JWR, Wang X, Chinapaw MJM. How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Health Promotion Actions Developed Through Youth-Centered Participatory Action Research. Health Educ Behav. 2021 Oct 9:10901981211046533. doi: 10.1177/10901981211046533. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34628967.

Vlenterie R, van Gelder MMHJ, Anderson HR, Andersson L, Broekman BFP, Dubnov-Raz G, El Marroun H, Ferreira E, Fransson E, van der Heijden FMMA, Holzman CB, Kim JJ, Khashan AS, Kirkwood BR, Kuijpers HJH, Lahti-Pulkkinen M, Mason D, Misra D, Niemi M, Nordeng HME, Peacock JL, Pickett KE, Prady SL, Premji SS, Räikkönen K, Rubertsson C, Sahingoz M, Shaikh K, Silver RK, Slaughter-Acey J, Soremekun S, Stein DJ, Sundström-Poromaa I, Sutter-Dallay AL, Tiemeier H, Uguz F, Varela P, Vrijkotte TGM, Winterfeld U, Zar HJ, Zervas IM, Prins JB, Pop-Purceleanu M, Roeleveld N. Associations Between Maternal Depression, Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Oct 1;138(4):633-646. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004538. PMID: 34623076.

van Vuuren CL, van Mens K, de Beurs D, Lokkerbol J, van der Wal MF, Cuijpers P, Chinapaw MJM. Comparing machine learning to a rule-based approach for predicting suicidal behavior among adolescents: Results from a longitudinal population-based survey. J Affect Disord. 2021 Sep 17:S0165-0327(21)00977-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.09.018. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34620490.

Belmon LS, Komrij NL, Busch V, Oude Geerdink E, Heemskerk DM, de Bruin EJ, Chinapaw MJM, van Stralen MM. Correlates of inadequate sleep health among primary school children. J Sleep Res. 2021 Sep 15:e13483. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13483. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34528326.

Dogra S, Copeland JL, Altenburg TM, Heyland DK, Owen N, Dunstan DW. Start with reducing sedentary behavior: A stepwise approach to physical activity counseling in clinical practice. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Sep 13:S0738-3991(21)00628-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.09.019. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34556383.