Harry Lando, Ph.D. holds the title of Distinguished International Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. He is internationally recognized for his work in smoking cessation and tobacco control and has a total of over 250 scientific publications. He was a scientific editor of the 1988 Report of the US Surgeon General, The Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction. He was a member of the tobacco cessation clinical practice guidelines panel for the US Department of Health and Human Services, and is currently a member of the Center for Child Health Research Tobacco Consortium of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was a Senior Editor for Addiction. Dr. Lando is a past president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco and past chair of the SRNT Global Network Committee. He is a 2006 recipient of the University of Minnesota Award for Global Engagement. He was Vice President of the 14th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health held in Mumbai, India March 8-12, 2009. In 2010 he received the SRNT John Slade Award for outstanding contributions to public health and tobacco control through science-based public policy and public advocacy. He is chair of the International Liaison Group on Tobacco or Health and was chair of the Scientific Programme Committee for the 16th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health March 2015 in Abu Dhabi.