Professor of Psychology Emeritus
- B.S. Millsaps College, 1971
- M.D. University of Mississippi Medical School, 1975
Research and/or Creative Works
Clinical, laboratory and epidemiological studies on tobacco cessation, on marijuana cessation, natural history of smoking cessation and addiction potential of electronic cigarettes. I have two NIH grants to study:
- what daily events prompt cigarette smokers to decide to quit
- what methods daily marijuana users employ when they try to quit and how helpful are they
- whether stopping smoking makes smokers anhedonic; i.e. they enjoy pleasures less
- whether continuing medication after a smoker relapses helps them re-establish abstinence
- whether reducing smoking increases or decreases motivation to quit smoking
Awards and Recognition
- Ove Ferno Award and Alton Ochsner Award for nicotine research
- ATTUD Excellence in Tobacco Treatment, Training and Advocacy Award
- Past Chair of the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board
- Founder of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
- Over 450 publications on nicotine and other drug dependencies
- One of the world’s most cited tobacco scientist.
- *Hughes, JR, Budney, AJ, Muellers, SR, Lee, DC, Callas, PW, Sigmon, SC, Fingar, JR, Priest, J. (2017) Does tobacco abstinence decrease reward sensitivity? A human laboratory test. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 19:677-685.
- *Hughes, JR, Callas, PW, Priest, JS, Etter, JF, Budney, AJ, Sigmon, SC. (2017) Development of a self-report measure of reward sensitivity: A test in current and former smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 19: 723-728.
- *Hughes, JR, Fanshawe, TR. (2017) Is nicotine replacement really ineffective? A reply to Stanley and Massey. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 81: 143-144.
- *Hughes JR, Naud S, Shiffman S, Peters E. (2017) Day to day variability in self-reported cigarettes per day. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 19: 1107-1111
- Hughes JR, Solomon LJ, Peasley-Miklus CE. Callas PW, Fingar JR. (2017) Effectiveness of continuing nicotine replacement after a lapse: A randomized trial. Addictive Behavior. 76: 68-81