Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD

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United States

Dorothy K. Hatsukami, PhD, is the Forster Family Chair in Cancer Prevention at the Masonic Cancer Center of the University of Minnesota and 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 over 400 publications and is currently PI/Co-PI of a large NIH-funded cooperative agreement and a program project grant 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 1) Food and Drug Administration, Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee, 2) National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, 3) Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health, 4) Substance Abuse and Mental Heal Services Administration, 5) Scientific Board of Counselors for the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, and 6) the Drug Control Research, Data and Evaluation Committee of the Office on National Drug Control Policy. She is currently a member of the World Health Organization Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation. She also serves on a several scientific advisory boards for National Cancer Institute designated cancer centers and NIH funded cooperative agreements and program project grants at various institutions.


Tobacco Addiction and Treatment, Tobacco Regulatory Science

Awards & Recognition

1994 Ove Fernö Award for contributions in the area of tobacco dependence, Society of Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 

1999 Governor’s Award for a Better Minnesota 

2007 Marian Fischman Memorial Award, Outstanding Woman Scientist, College on Problems of Drug Dependence 

2011 Bud Orgel Award, Outstanding Research for Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers, American Psychological Association 

2016 Academies of Excellence in Health Sciences, University of Minnesota, Academic Health Sciences 

2017 Brady-Schuster Award, Division 28 Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse, American Psychological Association 

2017 Wall of Scholarship, University of Minnesota Medical School 

2019 Academies of Excellence in Team Scenic, University of Minnesota, Medical School

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, College on Problems of Drug Dependence 
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association 
  • Fellow, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 
  • American Association of Cancer Research 
  • American Society of Preventive Oncology