Harry Lando, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Harry Lando

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-624-1877

Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building

Mailing Address:
1300 S 2nd St
Room 300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

PhD, Psychology, Stanford University

BA, Psychology, George Washington University


 I work around the globe to reduce tobacco use, especially in low- and middle-income countries. I have a lead role with the triennial World Conferences on Tobacco OR Health. I have developed smoking cessation programs with emphasis on medically compromised and high-risk populations and advocate for public policy changes related to smoking.


Tobacco, smoking cessation, tobacco control policy, global health

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Fellow, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
  • Certificate of Appreciation, National Institute on Drug Abuse for “Exemplary contributions in the field of tobacco science and in the treatment of tobacco dependence”
  • University of Minnesota Award for Global Engagement and title of “Distinguished International Professor”
  • John Slade Award for outstanding contributions to public health and tobacco control


Research Funding Grants

  • 2018-2020, Clearway Minnesota Treating Tobacco Dependence in Smokers with Severe Mental Illness, Principal Investigator
  • 2016–2020, IMBIO, LLC, "Personalized Smoking Cessation Tool Based on Patient Lung CT Image," Principal Investigator, Subcontracts
  • 2013–2020, Mayo Clinic Rochester, "Community Intervention to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Alaska Native Pregnant Women," Principal Investigator, Subcontracts


See a full list of publications on PubMed

Select Recent Publications

  • Hammett PJ, Lando HA, Taylor BC, Widome R, Erickson DJ, Joseph AM, Clothier B, Fu SS. The relationship between smoking cessation and binge drinking, depression, and anxiety symptoms among smokers with serious mental illness. Drug Alcohol Depend 2019;194:128-135. PMCID: PMC6363348
  • Patten CA, Lando HA, Desnoyers CA, Barrows Y, Klejka J, Decker PA, Hughes CA, Bock MJ, Boyer R, Resnicow K, Burhansstipanov L. The Healthy Pregnancies Project: study protocol and baseline characteristics for a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a community intervention to reduce tobacco use among Alaska Native pregnant women. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2019;78:116-125.
  • Hammett P, Lando H, Erickson D, Widome R, Taylor B, Nelson D, Japuntich S, Fu S. Proactive outreach tobacco treatment for socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers with serious mental illness: analysis of a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2019 in press.
  • Lando H. "Promoting tobacco cessation in low- and middle-income countries," Journal of Smoking Cessation, 2016;11(2):66-69. 
  • Lando H, Lando E. "The need for tobacco dependence treatment," Medical Research Archives, 2016;4(8):1-13.



  • PubH 3001, Personal and Community Health
  • PubH 3003, Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • PubH 3004, Basic Concepts in Personal and Community Health
  • PubH 6020, Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
  • PubH 6250, Foundations of Public Health