Laura Murray-Kolb, PhD
- Assistant Professor - Adjunct
- International Health (Affiliated)
Center & Institute Affiliations
219 Chandlee Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
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
- 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.