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Research interests

I am University Research Chair professor at Amsterdam UMC (location VUmc) in Amsterdam. In my research I take a true translational approach from science to society by combining my scientific expertise in human movement science and epidemiology resulting in innovative studies in real-world situations. My research focuses on determinants and health consequences of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) in youth, with a strong interest in underlying mechanisms and innovations in risk factor research. I am acknowledged for my innovations in methodology (e.g. mediation analyses, participatory action methods with children). Recently I developed novel analytical methods of accelerometer data providing detailed, unique information on SB and PA patterns.

I chair the section ‘Child Health & Care Research’ within Amsterdam UMC (location VUmc). I am vice-chair of the Academic Collaborative Center ´Child Public Health´, a fruitful collaboration between VU University Medical Center and five Municipal Health Services in North-Holland aiming to improve evidence-based Child Health Care practice. In addition, I have been chosen as one of the two programme directors of the research program Health Behaviours and Chronic Diseases of the Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, an alliance between AMC and VU/VUmc. Furthermore, I am currently serving my two-year term as President of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Wageningen University

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Research Output

Effects of the Active Smarter Kids (ASK) physical activity intervention on cardiometabolic risk factors in children: A cluster-randomized controlled trial

Stavnsbo, M., Aadland, E., Anderssen, S. A., Chinapaw, M., Steene-Johannessen, J., Andersen, L. B. & Resaland, G. K., Jan 2020, In : Preventive Medicine. 130, 105868.

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From accelerometer output to physical activity intensities in breast cancer patients

Sweegers, M. G., Buffart, L. M., Huijsmans, R. J., Konings, I. R., van Zweeden, A. A., Brug, J., Chinapaw, M. J. M. & Altenburg, T. M., 1 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 23, 2, p. 176-181 6 p.

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Potential determinants during ‘the first 1000 days of life’ of sleep problems in school-aged children

Harskamp-van Ginkel, M. W., Kool, R. E., van Houtum, L., Belmon, L. S., Huss, A., Chinapaw, M. J. M. & Vrijkotte, T. G. M., May 2020, In : Sleep Medicine. 69, p. 135-144 10 p.

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Psychometric evaluation of two short versions of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale

Klaufus, L., Verlinden, E., Van Der Wal, M., Kösters, M., Cuijpers, P. & Chinapaw, M., 5 Feb 2020, In : BMC Psychiatry. 20, 1, 47.

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Open Access

The Unique Extended Selection Cohorts Design for the Evaluation of the School-Based Jump-In Intervention on Dietary Habits: A Study Protocol

Takens, FE., Busch, V., Ujcic-Voortman, JK., van Eijsden, M. & Chinapaw, MJM., 11 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17, 4, 1145.

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Open Access

Activities

Press / Media

Het tackelen van overgewicht begint al op het speelplein

Mai Chinapaw

25/02/2019

1 Media contribution

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Hoe gezond is de Amsterdammer?

Mai Chinapaw

09/06/2018

1 Media contribution

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Waarom in Amsterdam wel minder kinderen met overgewicht zijn

Mai Chinapaw

01/06/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Interview

Wat doen al die schermen met je kinderen?

Mai Chinapaw

23/02/2018

1 Media contribution

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Energiedrank verdwijnt uit Noord-Hollandse ziekenhuizen

Mai Chinapaw

10/02/2018

1 Media contribution

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