Maria Kroupina, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Global Pediatrics

Maria Kroupina

Contact Info

kroup003@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-6609

Fax 612-625-2920

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

Clinical Research Coordinator, International Adoption Clinic

Center for Neurobehavioral Development


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 clinic will focus on early identification of high-risk children in order to prevent long-term negative mental health and neurodevelopmental outcomes by providing early intervention. I am leading on the developing a new mental health program at the Department of Pediatrics for children Birth to Three that is funded by the Masonic gift fund.

Awards & Recognition

  • Zero To Three Fellowship, 2009-2011

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.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

1.Wozniak JR, Fuelstad AJ, Eckerle JK, Fink BA, Hoecker HL, Boys CJ, Kroupina MG, Miller NC, Brearley AM, Zeisel SH, Georgieff MK Choline supplementation in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial” has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , 2015 Nov;102(5)

2.Fugelstad AJ, Kroupina MG, Johnson D, Georgieff MK. Micronutrient Deficiencies and Neurodevelopmental Delays in Internationally Adopted Children. Acta Paediatrica. 2016 Feb;105(2)

3.Kroupina MG, Eckerle JK, Fugelstad AJ, Toeman L, Himes JH, Miller BS, Petryk A, Johnson D. Predictors of Physical Growth and Neurocognitive Development in Internationally Adopted Children from Eastern Europe. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 2015;7:36.

4.KroupinaMG, Toemenl L, Aidjanov MM, Georgieff MK, Hearst MO, Himes JO, Johnson DE, Miller BS, Spoon Foundations Research Team, Syzdykova AM, Sharmanov TS. Predictors of Developmental Status in Young Children Living in Institutional Care In Kazakhstan. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2014; 19(6): 1408-1416.

Impact factor: 2.314 in 2014; Sum of times cited:0; Leading author on this publictaion and on the neurodevelopmental part of this international project.

5.Doom JR, Gunnar MR, Georgieff MK, Kroupina MG, Frenn K, Fuglestad AJ. Beyond Stimulus Deprivation: Iron Deficiency and Cognitive Deficits in Post-Institutionalized Children. Child Development. 2014; 85(5):1805-12.

Impact factor: 4.061 in 2014; Sum of times cited: 1; Co-investigator and clinical consultant on the grant and this publication.

6.Hearst M, Himes J, Spoon Foundations, Johnson D, Kroupina M, Syzdykova A, Aidjanov M, Sharmanov T. Growth, nutritional and developmental status of young children living in orphanages in Kazakhstan. Infant Mental Health Journal.2014; 35(2):94-101.

Impact factor: 1.071 in 2014; Sum of times cited: 1; One of the leading authors on this publication and on the neurodevelopmental part of this international project

7.Wozniak JR, Fuglestad A J, Eckerle JK, Kroupina MG,Miller NC, Boys CJ, Brearley AM, Fink BA, Hoecker HL, Zeisel SH, Georgieff MK. Choline supplementation in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) has high feasibility and tolerability. Nutrition Research. 2013; 33(11):897-904.

Impact factor: 2.472 in 2014; Sum of times cited: 4; Dr Kroupina was a co-investigator on this project.

8.Fuglestad AJ, Fink BA, Eckerle JK, Boys CJ, Hoecker HL, Kroupina MG, Zeisel SH, Georgieff MK, Wozniak JR. Inadequate intake of nutrients essential for neurodevelopment in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Neurotoxicology and Teratology.2013; 39:128-132.

Impact factor: 2.762 in 2014; Sum of times cited 6; This paper was submitted by Dr. Kroupina’s graduate student Anita Fulgestad. Dr Kroupina was a co-investigator on this project.

9.Fuglestad AJ, Georgieff MK, Iverson SL, Miller BS, Petryk A, Johnson DE, Kroupina MG. Iron Deficiency After Arrival is Associated with General Cognitive and Behavioral Impairment in Post-Institutionalized Children Adopted from Eastern Europe. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2013; 17 (6):1080-1087.

Impact factor: 2.083 in 2014; Sum of times cited: 6; Dr. Kroupina acted as guarantor of integrity of entire study, developed study concept, developed study design, defined intellectual content, conducted literature research, conducted experimental studies, acquired data, prepared manuscript, edited manuscript, and reviewed manuscript. This paper was submitted by Dr. Kroupina’s graduate student Anita Fulgestad.

10.Kroupina MG, Fuglestad AJ, Himes H, Miller BS, Petryk A, Mason P, Iverson S, Gunnar M, Johnson D. Adoption as an Intervention for Institutionally-Reared Children: HPA Functioning and Developmental Status. Infant Behavior and Development. 2012; 35(4):829-837.

Impact factor: 1.349 in 2014; Sum of times cited: 6; Dr. Kroupina acted as guarantor of integrity of entire study, developed study concept, developed study design, defined intellectual content, conducted literature research, conducted experimental studies, acquired data, prepared manuscript, edited manuscript, and reviewed manuscript.

11.Miller BS, Kroupina MG, Iverson SL, Mason P, Narad C, Himes JH, Johnson DE, Petryk A.Auxological evaluation and determinants of growth failure at the time of adoption in Eastern European adoptees.International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. Epub 2009 Jan 29.

Impact factor: 0.995 in 2014; Sum of times cited: 7; Dr. Kroupina developed study design, conducted experimental studies, acquired data, edited manuscript, and reviewed manuscript.

12.Fuglestad A J, Lehmann A E, Kroupina MG, Petryk A, Miller BS, Iverson SL, Johnson DE, Georgieff MK. Iron deficiency in international adoptees from Eastern Europe. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2008; 153(2), 272-277.

Impact factor: 3.790 in 2014; Sum of times cited: 14; Dr. Kroupina developed study design, conducted experimental studies, acquired data, edited manuscript, and reviewed manuscript.

13.Bauer P, Wenner J, Kroupina M. Making the past present: later verbal accessibility of early memories. Journal of Cognition and Development. 2002; 3(1):21-49.

Impact factor: 1.683 in 2014; Sum of times cited: 31; Dr. Kroupina defined intellectual content, conducted experimental studies, acquired data, prepared manuscript, edited manuscript, and reviewed manuscript.

14.Bauer P, Kroupina M, Schwade J, Dropic P, Wewerka S. If memory serves, will language? Later verbal accessibility of early memories. Development and Psychopathology. 1998; 10:655-679.

Impact factor: 3.24 in 2014; Sum of times cited: 54; Dr. Kroupina conducted literature research, conducted experimental studies, acquired data, prepared manuscript, edited manuscript, and reviewed manuscript.

Invited Non Peer Reviewed Publications

1.Kroupina, M., Vermuelen, M., & Moberg, S. (in press) Building an evidence-based mental health program for children with histories of early adversity. Zero to Three Journal.

Chapters in Books

1.Kroupina MG, Bauer PJ, Gunnar MR, Johnson DE. (2010). Institutional Care as a Risk for Explicit Memory Development. Varieties of Early Experience: Implications for the Development of Declarative Memory in Infancy, Volume 38 (Advances in Child Development and Behavior); Bauer P, ed. Academic Press; 1 edition, pp.137-159.

2.Johnson D, Kroupina M. (2003). How institutional care affects children’s development. For Children: The Half the Sky Foundation’s Guide to Infant Nature, Child Care and Preschool Education; K.Evans, ed. Half the Sky Foundation.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Mental Health

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital