Srmena Krstev graduated at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, where she also defended her master’s degree in epidemiology and doctoral degree in occupational health. She has been working as occupational health physician and epidemiologist at the Serbian Institute of Occupational Health “Dr. Dragomir Karajović”. She was engaged in preparing, carrying out and leading epidemiologic studies in occupational settings, such as occupational health risk in health professionals, external and biological exposure assessment, mortality and morbidity of workers in various work environments, occupational cancers, etc.
Since 2003 she has been involved in tobacco control as a member and since 2008 as a head of the National Committee for Tobacco Control of the Ministry of Health. In this capacity, she actively participated in drafting and adopting strategies and legislation related to tobacco control, and was the principal investigator of several studies regarding smoking prevalence among youth, school personnel, students of health schools, pregnant women, and employees in health institutions in Serbia. She was also engaged as a country project manager in regional cooperation in South East Europe. Since 2010 she has been a focal point for tobacco control by the Ministry of Health with the World Health Organization and WHO FCTC. She participated and lectured at different workshops, regional meetings, and domestic and international conferences on different topics in occupational health, occupational epidemiology and cancer, and tobacco control.
List of published peer reviewed articles is available at the PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Krstev+S
On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day 2017 she was awarded by the World Health Organization in recognition of outstanding contribution to tobacco control.
She is a member of the Founding Board and Vice President of the Association “Health Mission”.