Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Profile


The research interests of Ivana T. Croghan, Ph.D., focus on the areas of community-based interventions for smoking cessation and obesity. Dr. Croghan studies varied populations, such as women, adolescents, Alaska Natives and other diverse ethnic groups, on an international basis. She is interested in health care disparities as they relate to women and adolescents, as well as disease prevention and control with a specific interest in reducing tobacco exposure and obesity.

Dr. Croghan has administered multisite and multicountry studies, including over 325 prospective clinical trials and more than 100 retrospective trials. She serves on the review board for several journals and has authored more than 138 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Focus areas

  • Gender disparities
  • Tobacco dependence
  • Obesity and weight loss
  • Breast cancer

Significance to patient care

Dr. Croghan's research focuses on developing and testing new interventions to help people live longer and healthier lives.

Professional highlights

  • Associate editor, Health Behavior and Policy Review, 2013-present
  • Editorial board member, Advances in Public Health, 2013-present
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Substance Abuse and Alcoholism, 2013-present
  • Co-chair, Olmsted County Statewide Health Improvement Program, 2013-2015
  • Scientific director, Clinical Research Office, Mayo Clinic Department of Internal Medicine, 2009-present
  • Member, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 1994-present
  • Research program lead, Nicotine Dependence Center, Mayo Clinic Department of Internal Medicine, 1992-present


See my publications


Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow - Nicotine Dependence Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. Fellow - Epidemiology State University of New York at Buffalo
  3. PhD - Experimental Pathology/Epidemiology State University of New York College at Buffalo
  4. MS - Natural Science State University of New York College at Buffalo
  5. BS - Magna Cum Laude - Biology Pace University - College of White Plains

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