Eric L Garland portrait
  • Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, College Of Social Work
  • Professor, College Of Social Work
  • Associate Dean for Research College of Social Work
  • Director, Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND), College Of Social Work
  • Associate Director of Integrative Medicine - Supportive Oncology, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Research Summary

The goal of my research program is to translate findings from cognitive and affective neuroscience into interventions that target transdiagnostic mechanisms underpinning substance use disorders, emotion dysregulation, and chronic pain syndromes. My treatment development research is focused on Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, a novel therapy that unites mindfulness training, CBT, and principles from positive psychology into an integrative intervention for addiction and chronic pain.