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Kimara Gustafson, MD

Assistant Professor and Adoption Medicine Specialist at the University of Minnesota

Kimara Gustafson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics. Her professional areas of interest include special health care needs of adoptive children and children who have experience in the foster care system, socio-emotional trauma impact on development, racial and cultural social identity development for trans-racially adoptive or foster care children, and racial discrimination among historically marginalized youth in the United States. Additional interests include mentorship, coaching, and providing support to parents and caregivers, specifically those in families that intersect with adoption and foster care systems.