Health Outcomes in Preschool: Innovations for Obesity Prevention (HOP-IN)

Status: Current

Grant Start: 09/01/2019

Grant End: 08/31/2024

This career development award brings together an accomplished team of experts to address the longitudinal impact of a novel outdoor preschool model on childhood obesity, physical activity, sleep, and academic achievement. The study also includes a robust cost-benefit analysis, which holds great promise for influencing policies related to social determinants of health (for example, outdoor time in youth) and early childhood education.


  • Tiny Trees

Funding Sponsors

  • Federal - National Institutes of Health
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Communities Involved

  • Historically marginalized communities

Study Locations

  • Washington

Study Type

  • Observational study
  • Community based participatory research

Study Characteristics

  • Ages 0-18

Principal Investigator(s)

Team Member(s)

Heath Research Initiatives

  • Urban

Focus Areas

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Child development
  • Climate change and health
  • Health disparities
  • Mental health
  • Stress