Global Pediatrics

  • Dr. Dustin Hansen and Dr. Ife Ojo teaching in Cameroon

    Pediatric Global Health Track Newsletter

    Each month we will feature our residents on global health electives, our faculty activities, upcoming events and hyperlinks to publications of interest. Please give us your feedback – and if you would like to contribute to the newsletter, let us know! Contact Emily Danich at

    View past newsletters.

  • Little boy getting his blood drawn in Uganda


    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.

    Learn more about Global Pediatrics Research

  • Dr. Eckerle checking a little girls ear

    Adoption Medicine Clinic

    The Adoption Medicine Clinic 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.

  • Dr. Kroupina with patient

    Birth to Three Program: 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.

    Learn more about the Birth to Three Program

  • Cynthia caring for a Ghanan Child

    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.

    Learn more about Global Health Resident Education

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

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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.



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