Dr. John R. Hughes reviews medical content for Healthwise, a
nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health
decisions. His major clinical research focuses include nicotine dependence, human behavioral pharmacology of drug abuse, and alcohol and drug abuse. Dr.
Hughes received the Ove Ferno Award for research in nicotine dependence and the
Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health. He is a cofounder 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 written 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.
MD: University of Mississippi Medical School,
Jackson, MS, 1975
Internship in Internal Medicine: University of Mississippi Medical School,
Jackson, MS, 1975–1976
Residency in Psychiatry: University of Mississippi Medical School,
Jackson, MS, 1976–1978
Residency in Psychiatry: University of
Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA, 1978–1979
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Minnesota School of Public Health,
Minneapolis, MN, 1979–1981
Psychiatry, American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology
Addiction Psychiatry, American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology
University of Vermont, Departments of
Psychiatry, Psychology, and Family Practice, Burlington, VT:
Visiting Professor, Pharmacia and Upjohn, Helsingborg, Sweden, 1996
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota,
Department of Psychiatry, Division of Epidemiology,
Minneapolis, MN, 1981–1985
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.
January 27, 2010
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