Illinois Early Childhood Activity Program (I-CAP)—Assessing Physical Activity From Circuits to Communities Project

Overview

The Illinois Early Childhood Activity Program (I-CAP) seeks to advance physical activity research by developing models of physical activity measurements for preschool children, which can be used in natural environments. The research team includes both the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses and combines expertise in computer engineering, social media, kinesiology, community health, family health, neuroscience, child development, child care, health disparities, parks and recreation, and public health. The project has featured four workshops over the past two years to help integrate theoretical frameworks across disciplines.

Downloadable Overview

Illinois Early Childhood Activity Program Overview PDF

Research Team

Principle Investigators

  • Barbara Fiese, PhD, Family Resiliency Center Director, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Marian Fitzgibbon, PhD, Deputy Director, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Co-Investigators

  • Kelly Bost, PhD, Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
  • David Buchner, MD, MPH, Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD, Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Charles Hillman, PhD, Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Karrie Karahalios, PhD, Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Arthur Kramer, PhD, Director, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
  • Edward McAuley, PhD, Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Brent A. McBride, PhD, Director, Child Development Lab, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition
  • Monika Stodolska, PhD, Professor, Recreation, Sport, and Toursim
  • Kenneth Watkin, PhD, Professor, Speech and Hearing Science
  • Shannon Zenk, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Systems Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Weimo Zhu, PhD, Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health

Funding

This project was supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health.

Contact

Brenda Koester
Family Resiliency Center Assistant Director
Phone: 217-244-6468
Email: bkoester@illinois.edu