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Karl Krupp PhD

Karl  Krupp PhD

Assistant Professor

Public Health Practice, Policy, & Translational Research Department

550 E. Van Buren Street
UA Phoenix - Plaza Building 1
PO Box: n/a
Phoenix AZ 850063


Karl Krupp has been focused on Global Health disparities since 2006. He is a co-founder of Public Health Research Institute of India (PHRII) n Mysore, India. Over the last decade Dr. Krupp’s research has included a broad cross-section of health issues and populations. His early work was in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in India, vaginal infections, inflammation, innate immunity, drug resistance, point-of-care diagnostics, and screening for breast and cervical cancer. In recent years, Dr. Krupp has been working on blood-based diagnostics for breast and cervical cancer and health disparities in US/Mexico border populations.

Dr. Krupp completed his dissertation research on coronary heart disease among slum-dwelling women in India. His dissertation research was funded by the Fogarty International Center and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). More recent research both in Arizona and globally include studies on how Hispanic families cope with COVID-19, stress and health in US/ Mexico border populations, childhood and HPV vaccine acceptability, preterm birth, and the vaginal microbiome. Studies have been documented in more than 80 peer-review articles in high impact journals.

Current Research Interests

  • Global Health
  • Slum Health
  • Aging and Frailty
  • MicroRNA Expression in Health and Disease
  • Blood-based MicroRNA Cancer Diagnostics
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • HPV Vaccination
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cardiovascular
  • Disease Health Disparities


2019 -2021, Postdoctoral Training, Health Promotion Sciences, University of Arizona

2019, PhD, Public Health, Florida International University

2008, MSc, Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London University

1980, BA, Communications, University of Minnesota

Research Projects

A MicroRNA Panel for Detection of Early-Stage Cervical Cancer
Madhunapantula S.V, Khan, A., Roe, D., Madhivanan, P.
Blood-based Cervical Cancer Ciagnostics
2022 -2023

MicroRNA Expression and Breast Cancer Stage
Chalasani, P., Zhou, C., Juan Luis Fernández Martínez, J., Madhivanan, P.
Blood-based Breast Cancer Diagnostics
2022 – 2023

Family cohesion in coping with COVID-19 stressors: a comparative study of US & Mexican Families
Rosales, C.
Resilience and Mental Health in Hispanic Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2021 – 2022

Prospective Cohort to Evaluate the Immunogenicity and Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccines among Previously Infected and Uninfected Essential and Frontline Workers in a US State or Region (PI: Jeff Burgess)
COVID-19 Vaccination in Pediatric Populations

Sleep and Coronary Heart Disease among Long Distance Truck Drivers in Mysore, India.
Occupational Health in Indian Truck Drivers
2018 - 2019

Coronary Heart Disease in Slum-Dwelling Women in Mysore, India.
Bastida, E.,
Heart Disease in Slum-Dwelling women
2017 - 2018

Selected Publications:

Krupp K, Galea J, Madhivanan P, Gerald L. Conversational artificial intelligence: A new approach for increasing influenza vaccination rates in children with asthma? Vaccine. 2022 May 20;40(23):3087-3088. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.04.056. Epub 2022 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 35484040.

Krupp K, Pope B, Srinivas A, Ravi K, Khan A, Srinivas V, Madhivanan P, Bastida E., Parity, and later life risk for coronary heart disease among slum-dwelling women in Mysore, India. Indian Heart J. 2021 Sep-Oct;73(5):622-628. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2021.05.004. Epub 2021 Jun 2. PMID: 34627580

Krupp K, Madhivanan P, Killgore WDS, Ruiz JM, Carvajal S, Coull BM, Grandner MA. Neurological Manifestations in COVID-19: An Unrecognized Crisis in Our Elderly?
Adv Geriatr Med Res. 2021;3(3):e210013. doi: 10.20900/agmr20210013. Epub 2021 Jun 16. PMID: 34268500

Krupp K, Adsul P, Wilcox ML, Srinivas V, Frank E, Srinivas A, Madhivanan P. Prevalence, and correlates of metabolic syndrome among rural women in Mysore, India.
Indian Heart J. 2020 Nov-Dec;72(6):582-588. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2020.09.015. Epub 2020 Sep 22. PMID: 33357649

Krupp K, Wilcox M, Srinivas A, Srinivas V, Madhivanan P, Bastida E. Snoring is associated with obesity among middle aged Slum-dwelling women in Mysore, India. Lung India. 2020 May-Jun;37(3):210-219. doi: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_515_19. PMID: 32367842

Krupp K, Wilcox ML, Srinivas A, Srinivas V, Madhivanan P, Bastida E. Cardiovascular Risk Factor Knowledge and Behaviors Among Low-Income Urban Women in Mysore, India. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2020 Nov/Dec;35(6):588-598. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000657. PMID: 32084082

Complete list of Manuscripts:

Current Teaching:

HPS 492 Directed Research (3 credits)

HPS 493C/593C - Global Experience in Public Health (3 credits)

HPS 495 - Special Topics in Public Health: Immersive Experiences in Women’s Health Research: 

Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURES) (3 credits)

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