Global Pediatrics


Little boy getting his blood drawn in Uganda



The first pediatric division dedicated to global child health in the nation.

Our Mission

To improve the health and development of the world’s most vulnerable children in partnership with health professionals at home and abroad helping all kids achieve their full potential.

Clinical Program

doctor and patient

Adoption Medicine Clinic

The Adoption Medicine Clinic (AMC) is a global leader in research and the clinical care of children of children with a history of institutional care, abuse and neglect. We are a valued resource for families who are considering adoption and a trusted partner for those who have welcomed an adoptive or foster child into their family. Our treatment programs have improved the lives of numerous children and their families in Minnesota and beyond.

Our mission is to be a resource and advocate for children who are adopted, in foster-care and those remaining in institutional care around the world.

Birth-to-Three Clinic: For children with adversity and toxic stress

A portion of our research focuses on the neurodevelopment of children who experienced early life adversity, such as institutional care, abuse, war or other types of trauma. Child psychologist, Maria Kroupina, Ph.D., studies questions of how we can best identify and treat these children when they are young, so they can live full lives.

Global Health Resident Education

The Pediatric Global Health Track is a combination of competency-based curriculum designed to give pediatric and medicine-pediatric residents a breadth of knowledge and skills for medical service for underserved children in or from low-income countries. Motivated residents earn a certificate in Pediatric Global Health at the end of their training.


Girl Looking at Camera

Like our advocacy and clinical efforts, our research is focused on improving the health of children living in or coming from low-resource areas of the world. We learn from our partners abroad. Here, a child receives her last health check in Dr. Sarah Cusick's iron isotope study at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.


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