Irina Stepanov

Irina Stepanov is an associate professor in the division of environmental health sciences of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota in the United States.

Stepanov received her Bachelor of Science (1996) and doctorate (2002) in chemistry from Moldova State University in Moldova.

Stepanov’s research focus is on understanding the mechanisms underlying inter-individual differences in health risks due to tobacco use, encompassing such factors as the chemical composition and characteristics of tobacco products as well as the biomarker-based assessment of tobacco constituent intake and metabolism in tobacco users.

She authored and co-authored more than 60 publications, including technical reports to the World Health Organization’s study group on tobacco product regulation.

Stepanov collaborates with tobacco researchers worldwide, and she is currently principal investigator on two National Institutes of Health grants in the field of tobacco regulatory science.