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.


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

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

Upcoming Speaker:
Dr. Kimberly Greder, Iowa State University, Latina Immigrant Mothers in the Rural Midwest: Negotiation New Food Environments to Preserve Cultural Food Practices and Healthy Child Eating, Thursday, October 16, 4:00 PM, 180 Bevier

I-TOPP scholar Katie Paige has been elected Student Representative to the ASN Obesity Research Interest Sections.