M. Lyndon Haviland

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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

"With more than 25 years experience in domestic and international public health, Dr. Haviland has worked with a wide range of organizations including UNAIDS, the UN Department of Public Information, the UN Foundation, UN Women, the UN Development Program, the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Medical Corps, the CUNY School of Public Health, the American Public Health Association (APHA), Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), the American Legacy Foundation, Earth Echo International, GAVI, Darkness to Light, Policy Wisdom, Forest Trends, and the Aspen Institute."[1]

Dr. Lyndon Haviland "is a nationally recognized expert in strategic philanthropy, public health communications, brand marketing, and applied research. She holds a doctorate degree in public health and has more than 15 years domestic and international public health management and leadership. From 2002-2004, Dr. Haviland was chief operating officer of the American Legacy Foundation with responsibility for managing a $181 million annual budget and 80 full-time staff. During this time she helped to frame tobacco as a social justice issue, and to build public-private partnerships to support a national grassroots movement against tobacco use. A passionate advocate for women’s health and reducing health disparities, Dr. Haviland currently is teaching at the University of New Mexico, editing a book on the lessons learned from tobacco control, and consulting with not for profits on strategic communications and partnership development. Dr. Haviland’s international experience includes consulting work in Cambodia and three years working as an instructional supervisor in the Philippines. She also has held several managerial jobs overseeing programs, project design, training and curriculum development for the Institute of International Education in New York.

"Dr. Haviland has a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Georgetown University and a master’s and doctorate degree in public health from the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. She holds numerous professional appointments, including serving as a member of the board of directors for High Hopes and the Mountain Hermitage. She sits on the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health and the Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Applied Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. She is a member of the Harvard Business School Women’s Association and the North American Riding for Handicapped Association. Dr. Haviland is a recipient of the John and Kathleen Gorman Public Health Humanitarian Award." [1]

She is a director of Pact.

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  1. Forest Trends Board, organizational web page, accessed May 11, 2020.