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Laura E. Murray-Kolb, PhD

Assistant Professor

- Adjunct

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

219 Chandlee Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park , Pennsylvania   16802
US        

814-863-7132
814-863-6103

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Education

PhD , The Pennsylvania State University , 2003
MS , The Pennsylvania State University , 1998

Honors and Awards

2008 Johns Hopkins Faculty Innovation Award

2007 The Dannon Institute’s Nutrition Leadership Institute

2006 International Society on Infant Studies Early Career Award

2006 Penn State Psychology Department Faris Award

2004 Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition: Finalist

2003 Penn State College of Health and Human Development Hintz Graduate Education Enhancement Award

2002-2003 Penn State College of Health and Human Development Kligman Graduate Fellowship Award

2002 Penn State College of Health and Human Development Hintz Graduate Education Enhancement Award

2001 Penn State Graduate Program in Nutrition Competitive Research Award

Micronutrient deficiencies (assessment, causes, neurocognitive/neurophysiological/behavioral consequences, prevention); child development; maternal and child interaction; iron; anemia; international health

  • Murray-Kolb LE, Khatry SK, Katz J, Schaefer BA, Cole PM, LeClerq SC, Morgan ME, Tielsch JM, Christian P. Preschool micronutrient supplementation effects on intellectual and motor function in school-aged Nepalese children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. (2012) 166:404-10.

  • Pemberton R, Bass CK, Moore AJ, Murray-Kolb L, Tan PZ, Gilmore RO, Buss KA, Cole PM, Teti LO. Let Me Go: The Influences of Crawling Experience and Temperament on the Development of Anger Expression. Infancy. (2011) doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7078.2011.00092.

  • Christian P, Morgan ME, Murray-Kolb L, LeClerq SC, Khatry SK, Schaefer B, Cole PM, Katz J, Tielsch JM. Preschool iron-folic acid and zinc supplementation in children exposed to iron-folic acid in utero confers no added cognitive benefit in early school-age. J Nutr. (2011) 141:2042-8.

  • Murray-Kolb LE. Iron status and neuropsychological consequences in women of reproductive age: what do we know and where are we headed? J Nutr. (2011) 141:747S-755S.

  • Christian P, Murray-Kolb LE, Khatry SK, Katz J, Schaefer BA, Cole PM, Leclerq SC, Tielsch JM. Prenatal micronutrient supplementation and intellectual and motor function in early school-aged children in Nepal. JAMA. (2010) 304:2716-23.