Pachas, Gladys, MD

Program Director
Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Medicine

Assistant in Research Psychiatry
Instructor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School


Dr. Pachas received her medical degree from the San Martin de Porres University and health services management and public health training from the National University Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru. Her research interests are the development of behavioral treatments and new evidence-based novel treatment for smoking cessation and relapse prevention in people with and without serious mental illness. Dr. Pachas is the recipient of the NIMH-NCDEU Young Investigator Award, the MGH Clinical Research Day Departmental Award in Psychiatry, the NIH-NIDA Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse Fellowship, the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology Fellowship and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Health Disparities fellowship. Dr Pachas is involved in the clinical component of complex Phase II trials of novel pharmacologic agents all of them for smoking cessation and relapse prevention.