Linda Paine Hughes, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, ANP, PNP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Linda Paine Hughes

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
304 A Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013



  • DNP, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2015
  • NPP, Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental health Certificate Program, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2010
  • ANP, Post-Masters Adult Certificate Program, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1995
  • MS, Pediatric Nurse  Practitioner - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1991
  • BS, Nursing, Brockport State College, Brockport, New York, 1986
  • AS, Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York, 1978
  • Diploma in Nursing, The Genesee Hospital School of Nursing, Rochester, New York, 1978

Areas of Research

  • Telehealth 
  • Rural, underserved and American Indian cultural issues
  • Substance use disorders treatment
  • Fluoride varnish as prevention
  • Interprofessional education and teams
  • Adolescent perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Global mission work

Teaching Responsibilities

Program Director for two HRSA Grants: ANE and ANEW


Walitzer, K. S., Stewart, S. Blanco, J., Swiatek, D., Paine Hughes, L., Lombrana, A. Q. & Shyhalla, K. (2018). Medication-assisted behavior therapy for alcohol use disorder: Naltrexone and Alcoholics Anonymous facilitation in the context of OPRM1 gene. (Manuscript in process).

Bosso, N. Swiatek, D., & Paine Hughes, L. (2018). Naltrexone in the treatment of alcohol use disorder in the primary care setting: A review of clinical guidelines (In press.)

Nierenberg, S., Paine Hughes, L., Warunek, M., Gambacorta, J., Dickerson, S. S., & Campbell-Heider, N. (2018). Nursing and dental students’ reflections on interprofessional practice after a service-learning experience in Appalachia. Journal of Dental Education, 82(5), 454-461.

Paine Hughes, L., Austin-Ketch, T., Volpe, E. & Campbell-Heider, N. (2017).  Identification and treatment of adolescents with perinatal anxiety and depression. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 55(6), 23-29.

Paine Phillips, L., Campbell, L. R., & Barger, M. K. (1996). Management of common problems of the head and neck. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 41(2), 101-116. doi:10.1016/0091-2182(96)00007-9

Paine Phillips, L., Caruso, E. S., & Paine, L. L. (1995). Comprehensive dermatologic assessment. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 40(2), 172-186. doi:10.1016/0091-2182(95)00012-9

Kingston, L., Reynolds, D., & Paine Phillips, L. (1995). Comprehensive assessment of the head and neck. Journal of Nurse-  Midwifery, 40(2), 187-201. doi:10.1016/0091-2182(95)00013-A