Irina Stepanov
Office Address:
2-140 Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
Mailing Address:

2231 6th St SE, Room 2-140
Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Irina Stepanov, PhD

Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Mayo Professor in Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences


Director, Institute for Global Cancer Prevention Research
Faculty, MS and PhD Programs in Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)
Member, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)


PhD, Chemistry, Moldova State University, 2002
BS, Chemistry, Moldova State University, 1997
Postdoctoral Training, Analytical Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center


In my research program, I am applying the fundamental concepts of science and analytical technologies to incorporate biochemical measurements, such as biomarkers of exposure, harm, and susceptibility to disease, into epidemiological and community-based studies and intervention trials. Such integration can provide important insights into human-environment interactions and offer effective tools for addressing critical issues in public health, such as identification of at-risk populations, public education, and the development of public health policies and regulations.


Aging, chronic diseases, environment & exposures, genetics, mother & children, tobacco, biomarkers, DNA adducts, analytical biochemistry, mass-spectrometry, cancer, inflammation, regulatory science.

Awards and Recognition

  • Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society, 2013
  • Masonic Scholar, Minnesota Masonic Charities, 2011

Professional Associations

  • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Chemical Society

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