Amina Salamova is an associate research scientist in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington, where she has been a member of the environmental sciences faculty since 2014. She uses analytical chemistry and novel exposure assessment tools to investigate environmental exposures to harmful chemical contaminants and their effects on human health.
She specifically focuses on exposures to a large group of organic contaminants, semi-volatile organic compounds — known as SVOCs — in vulnerable populations, such as children, older adults, and indigenous and rural communities. Her research interests focus on determining exposure sources of well-known and emerging SVOCs and on developing effective interventions to prevent or reduce these exposures. Her research is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture.
She received her Ph.D. in environmental science from Indiana University in 2011 and was a post-doctoral research associate from 2011 to 2014.
Areas of Expertise
Environmental chemistry, environmental health, environmental exposure, PFAS, flame retardants, endocrine disruptors.