Maria Kroupina, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Maria Kroupina

Contact Info

Office Address:
Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain
2025 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Mailing Address:
Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Pediatrics
2025 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414
7962A (Campus Delivery Code)

PhD, University of Minnesota - Institute of Child Development, Minneapolis, MN

MA, Clinical Psychology, Moscow University, Moscow, Russia


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 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 Interests

Mental Health; Early Mental Health

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital



View Dr. Kroupina's talk on Integration of Early Childhood Mental Health: From General Pediatrics to Specialized Programs for Young Children