Kristina Krohn, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Kristina Krohn

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware ST SE
MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Christina Yau

Administrative Phone
612-301-9495

Administrative Email
yauxx016@umn.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine


Medical School, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

Dr. Krohn is an internal medicine and pediatric hospitalist and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota. She completed medical school and residency here in internal medicine and pediatrics. She completed the Stanford University - NBC News Fellowship in Global Health and Media in 2013 and spent two years working with Health Frontiers in Laos, teaching in the country's internal medicine and pediatric residency programs. 


Dr. Krohn believes everyone should be equipped with the tools they need to understand their health and to make healthy choices. As the Director of Online Content for our Global Medicine Program, Dr. Krohn works to ensure that providers know how to care for people from diverse backgrounds including underrepresented minorities, immigrants, and refugees right here in Minnesota. As the "thread" lead for medical communications with lay audiences in our Becoming a Doctor course for third and fourth-year medical students, Dr. Krohn teaching students strategies to improve their ability to talk with anyone about their health.

Awards & Recognition

  • Global Medicine Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, 2020
  • Macalester College Distinguished Citizen Award, 2019

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    •  Clinical Group elected Secretary/Treasurer 2018-2021
    • Digital Education nominated to be Co-Lead 2018-2020 / Chair 2020-2023
  • American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    • Section Editor, Stories from the Field 2018-present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Research

Research Summary/Interests


  • Medical Education
  • How people outside of the field of medicine learn about medicine
  • Medical Journalism

Publications

Media

  • “The future of global health”, Macalester College: News, St. Paul, MN. September 23, 2020. https://www.macalester.edu/news/2020/09/the-future-of-global-health/
  • “Kristina Krohn, MD, Shares Free Course on Disaster Preparedness, Pandemic Response”, University of Minnesota-Medical School: News & Events, Impact Medicine, Minneapolis, MN. May 4, 2020. https://med.umn.edu/news-events/kristina-krohn-md-shares-free-course-disaster-preparedness-pandemic-response

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

How to communicate with people who don't have a medical background; How to communicate in international medicine if English is not your first language; Cross cultural humility

Courses

Current Courses

  • CME Curriculum in Tropical Medicine and Global Health - Director of Online Content
  • Science of Medical Practice: Biochemistry, Genetics, and Nutrition for 1st-year medical students - Co-Course Director
  • Communicating with Lay Audiences Thread, Becoming a Doctor Course for 3rd and 4th-year medical students - Thread Lead
  • Parenting/Caregiving Elective - 3rd and 4th-year medical students - Course Director
  • Immigrant/Refugee Health and Disaster Response Elective - 3rd and 4th-year medical students - Course Director
  • Public Health and Noncommunicable Diseases and Travel Medicine Elective - 3rd and 4th-year medical students - Course Director
  • Public Health and Mobile Populations Elective - 3rd and 4th-year medical students - Course Director
  • Neglected/Tropical Illnesses Elective - 3rd and 4th-year medical students - Course Director

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Global Health; Hospital Medicine; Internal Medicine; Pediatrics; Refugee/Migration Health