Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Associate Dean for Research and Distinguished Professor
University of Utah
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW is Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Distinguished Professor, and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Utah College of Social Work, and Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND). Dr. Garland is the developer of an innovative mindfulness-based intervention founded on insights derived from cognitive, affective, and neurobiological science, called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE). As Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, he has received more than $75 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense to conduct trials of MORE and other therapies for addiction and chronic pain. In 2019 Dr. Garland was appointed by NIH Director Francis Collins to the NIH HEAL Multi-Disciplinary Working Group comprised of national experts on pain and addiction research to help guide the nation’s $1.1 billion HEAL initiative to halt the opioid crisis. Dr. Garland has had over 225 scientific publications. In a recent bibliometric analysis of mindfulness research published over the past 55 years, Dr. Garland was found to be the most prolific author of mindfulness research in the world. To complement his expertise in clinical research, Dr. Garland is a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) with more than 20 years of clinical experience working with persons suffering from addictive behaviors, mood disorders, traumatic stress, chronic pain, and psychosomatic conditions. His work has been covered in multiple news outlets, including the New York Times, Time, National Public Radio (NPR), the LA Times, and U.S. News and World Report.
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Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement: An Evidence-Based, Neuroscience-Informed Therapy for Addiction, Stress, and Pain
Saturday, September 9, 2023
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM ET