Maria Kroupina, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Global Pediatrics

Maria Kroupina

Contact Info

kroup003@umn.edu

Office Address:
717 Delaware St SE; Room 369
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Mailing Address:
717 Delaware St SE; Mail Code 1932
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Associate Professor, Division of Global Pediatrics

Director, Birth to Three Clinic and Early Childhood Mental Health Program


Pediatric Psychologist


PhD, University of Minnesota - Institute of Child Development

MA, Clinical Psychology, Moscow University

Summary

The overarching goal of Dr. Kroupina's combined research-clinical program is to design a research-based clinic for young children with a history of early adversity and toxic stress, including those with histories of institutional care, multiple foster placements and early emotional trauma. The Birth to Three Clinic and Early Childhood Mental Health Program focuses on early identification of high-risk children in order to prevent long-term negative mental health and neurodevelopmental outcomes by providing early intervention. It is led by Dr. Kroupina and funded by the Masonic gift fund.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Currently funded research includes several NIH-funded studies: one on the effect of acute vs. delayed iron therapy in severe malaria on anemia, iron status, and neurobehavioral development in Ugandan children (PI: Chandy John, M.D.) and an investigation of red blood cell iron incorporation in severe malaria.

The impact of early advisory on child's neurodevelopment and mental health.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Mental Health; Early Mental Health

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital