Graduated from the Moscow State University of Applied Biotechnology, an engineer in the speciality “Standardization and certification” (2004). Doctor of technical sciences (2017). A specialist in the field of the systems of safety and quality management.
From 2017, an acting director of the V.M. Gorbatov Federal Research Center for Food Systems of Russian Academy of Sciences.
Among the main scientific results are the development of the methodology of analysis and prediction of the risks of the microbiological and chemical nature in food enterprises; the development of the tools for identification of hazardous chemical components, analysis and prediction of the sources of their introduction into the food chain, the development of the risk ranking systems that take into consideration the characteristics of the technological operations. Oksana A. Kuznetsova proposed the classification and methods for assessment of the efficiency of management actions directed at elimination or reduction of the chemical risk levels, as well as assessment of severity of consequences caused by the chemical hazardous components with consideration for human exposure. The results of the investigations formed the foundation for the methodological and regulatory documents in the field of meat product safety and quality assurance and were introduced in 26 enterprises.
A vice-chairman of the technical committee on standardization TC 226 “Meat and meat products”, a chairman of the technical committee on standardization TC 154 “Food additives, flavoring agents, edible salt”, and a member of the allied committees, a member of the expert groups of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, EEC, a member of the Dissertation Council, an expert of RAS, an academician of the International Academy of Refrigeration.
For the achievements in the field of scientific research, Oksana A. Kuznetsova was awarded with the personal prize named after V.M. Gorbatov (2006), Certificate of Honor of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (2010), the diploma of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2012), the Сommendation of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation (2015).
Oksana A. Kuznetsova has 90 scientific publications including 4 in foreign issues, 1 monograph.