Medical Advisory Board

Maria Kroupina is an assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Global Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Kroupina sees internationally adopted children on an outpatient basis. Current funded research includes a study on nutritional status of recently arrived internationally adopted children, and collaborative work as a co-investigator regarding recovery from early life stress in children adopted from institutions (PI: Megan Gunnar, PhD) and neurobehavioral correlates of early deprivation (PI: Megan Gunnar, PhD)

Dr. Kroupina’s master’s degree in clinical psychology was awarded by Moscow State University Department of Psychology (Moscow, Russia). She earned her PhD at the University of Minnesota. She has additional professional training in family systems therapy (Moscow Center for Marriage and Family Therapy), attachment disturbances (Tulane University), and the Stanley Greenspan intensive online training course in infancy and early childhood training course titled Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR) Floortime Model. She teaches medical residents as part of the elective in adoption medicine.