Dr. John R. Hughes reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. His major focus has been clinical research on tobacco use. Dr. Hughes received the Ove Ferno Award for research in nicotine dependence and the Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health. He is a co-founder and past president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco and the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence. He has over 350 publications on nicotine and other drug dependencies and is one of the 25 most-cited tobacco scientists. Dr. Hughes has been a consultant on tobacco policy to the World Health Organization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the White House.
- General Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Addiction Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed
- Quitting Tobacco Use
- MD: University of Mississippi Medical School, Jackson, MS, 1975
- University of Mississippi Medical School, Jackson, MS:
- Internship in Internal Medicine, 1975–1976
- Residency in Psychiatry, 1976–1978
- Residency in Psychiatry: University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 1978–1979
- NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1979–1981
- Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Dept. of Psychiatry and Division of Epidemiology, 1981–1985
- University of Vermont, Burlington, Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Family Practice:
- Associate Professor, 1985–1991
- Professor, 1991–present
- American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
- Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
- Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence
- Hughes JR (2007). Depression during tobacco abstinence. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 9(4): 443–446.
- Hughes JR (2007). Effects of abstinence from tobacco: Valid symptoms and time course: A qualitative review. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 9(3): 315–327.
- Hughes JR (2007). Effects of abstinence from tobacco: Etiology, animal models, epidemiology and clinical significance: A qualitative review. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 9(3): 329–339.
- Hughes JR (2007). Measurement of effects of abstinence from tobacco: A qualitative review. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 21(2): 127–137.
- Hughes JR (2007). Tobacco control funding vs. scientific evidence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(5): 449–450.
- Hughes JR, Stead LF, Lancaster T (2007). Antidepressants for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1). Oxford: Update Software.
Dr. Hughes has received fees from almost all of the companies that develop smoking cessation services, medications, and devices and from various public and private organizations that promote tobacco control.