Dorothy Hatsukami

Dorothy K. Hatsukami is the Forster Family Chair in cancer prevention at the Masonic Cancer Center of the University of Minnesota as well as professor of psychiatry. She is the associate director of cancer prevention and control at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center and director of the tobacco research programs.

Her areas of expertise include nicotine addiction and its treatment, including testing medications such as a nicotine vaccine and combination medications in smokers. She has written more than 400 publications and is currently principal investigator/co-principal investigator of two large National Institutes of Health-funded cooperative agreements that involve assessing the toxicity, appeal and addictiveness of various tobacco products.

She has served on numerous scientific advisory boards for the U.S. government, including the Food and Drug Administration Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee. She is currently a member of the World Health Organization study group on tobacco product regulation.