Roland Kupka

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nutrition

Department of Nutrition

Department of Nutrition

1633 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02120

Other Affiliations

Nutrition Specialist, United Nations Children’s Fund, Regional Office for West and Central Africa, Dakar, Senegal


Sc.D. (Nutrition and Epidemiology), 2004, Harvard School of Public Health

Selected Publications

Kupka R, Mugusi F, Aboud S, Hertzmark E, Spiegelman D, Fawzi WW. Effect of selenium supplements on hemoglobin concentration and morbidity among HIV-1-infected Tanzanian women. Clin Infect Dis 2009; 48:1475-8.

Kupka R, Kassaye T, Saathoff E, Hertzmark E, Msamanga GI, Fawzi WW. Predictors of stillbirth among HIV-infected Tanzanian women. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2009; 88:584-92.

Kupka R, Msamanga GI, Aboud S, Manji KP, Duggan C, Fawzi WW. Patterns and Predictors of CD4 T-cell Counts Among Children Born to HIV-infected Women in Tanzania. J Trop Pediatr 2009.

Kupka R, Mugusi F, Aboud S, et al. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of selenium supplements among HIV-infected pregnant women in Tanzania: effects on maternal and child outcomes. Am J Clin Nutr 2008; 87:1802-8.

Fawzi WW, Msamanga GI, Kupka R, et al. Multivitamin supplementation improves hematologic status in HIV-infected women and their children in Tanzania. Am J Clin Nutr 2007; 85:1335-43.

Kupka R, Garland M, Msamanga G, Spiegelman D, Hunter D, Fawzi W. Selenium status, pregnancy outcomes, and mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2005; 39:203-10.

Kupka R, Msamanga GI, Spiegelman D, et al. Selenium status is associated with accelerated HIV disease progression among HIV-1-infected pregnant women in Tanzania. J Nutr 2004; 134:2556-60.

Kupka R, Fawzi W. Zinc nutrition and HIV infection. Nutr Rev 2002; 60:69-79.