John Hughes

Human Behavioral Pharmacology

John Hughes

John Hughes
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Psychiatry

  • B.S. Millsaps College, 1971
  • M.D. University of Mississippi Medical School, 1975
  • C.V. (PDF)
Phone: (802) 656-9610
Room: FAHC-UHC Room 3126


Faculty, Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory

Faculty, Behavioral Pharmacology of Drug Dependence Training Program


Clinical, laboratory and epidemiological studies on tobacco cessation and on marijuana cessation. I have two NIH grants to study

  1. what daily events prompt cigarette smokers to decide to quit
  2. what methods daily marijuana users employ when they try to quit and how helpful are they
  3. whether stopping smoking makes smokers anhedonic; i.e. they enjoy pleasures less
  4. whether continuing medication after a smoker relapses helps them re-establish abstinence
  5. whether reducing smoking increases or decreases motivation to quit smoking


Vermont Center on Behavior and Health: The Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH) is an interdisciplinary center of research excellence committed to investigating relationships between personal behavior patterns (i.e., lifestyle) and risk for chronic disease and premature death.

Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory (HBPL): This facility is located across the street from the Psychology Department and is the site for clinical and laboratory research.

Representative Publications

Warning: include() [function.include]: Unable to access faculty_list.html in /fs/a5/users/p/s/psych/public_html/faculty/Hughes.php on line 65

Warning: include(faculty_list.html) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /fs/a5/users/p/s/psych/public_html/faculty/Hughes.php on line 65

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'faculty_list.html' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php:/usr/local/uvm-inc') in /fs/a5/users/p/s/psych/public_html/faculty/Hughes.php on line 65