I-TOPP, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is an innovative research-based PhD/MPH degree program with a focus on obesity prevention and child health and wellbeing.

Funded by the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, I-TOPP also provides opportunities for broad cross-disciplinary interactions between University of Illinois faculty and scholars with international leaders through the Visiting Faculty Program, Lecture Series, and Biennial Symposium.

Applications are currently being accepted. Visit the I-TOPP Scholar page for more information.


I-TOPP Biennial Symposium held on October 3-4, 2013. Video of speaker presentations available soon.

Applications are currently being accepted. Visit the I-TOPP Scholar page for more information.

Watch Video:
Madeleine Sigman-Grant, PhD -- University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
"Mealtimes in Child Care: A Potential Avenue for Obesity Prevention in Young Children?"

Dr. Sharon Donovan was awarded the Spitze Land-Grant Professorial Career Excellence Award

I-TOPP Scholar Maria Pineros-Leano is an invited panelist at the 2014 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) conference