Eric L Garland portrait
  • Associate Director of Integrative Medicine - Supportive Oncology, Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Associate Dean for Research College of Social Work
  • Director, Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND), College Of Social Work
  • Professor, College Of Social Work
801-581-6192

Research Keywords

  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Attention
  • Emotion
  • Stress
  • Addiction
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cancer Symptom Management
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Psychophysiological Assessment
  • Neurocognition
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Presentations

  • Garland, E.L. (2017). Mechanisms of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse: Targeting Hedonic Dysregulation. Symposium at the American Pain Society, May 19, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA. Presentation, Presented, 05/19/2017.
  • Garland, E.L. (2017). Targeting Pain and Prescription Opioid Misuse with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement: Biobehavioral Mechanisms and Clinical Application. Invited talk, May 17, 2017, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Presentation, Presented, 05/17/2017.
  • Garland, E.L. (2017). Mechanisms of Mindfulness and their Application to Social Work Practice. Symposium at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. January 16, 2017, New Orleans, LA. Presentation, Presented, 01/16/2017.

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Psychophysiological assessment with BIOPAC MP150 (e.g., HR, HRV, ECG, GSR, EMG, EEG). Neurocognitive assessment with Eprime (e.g., dot probe task, emotional gonogo, emotion regulation paradigm).

Publications

  • Garland EL, Howard MO, Zubieta JK & Froeliger B (2018). Restructuring Hedonic Dysregulation in Chronic Pain and Prescription Opioid Misuse: Effects of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement on Responsiveness to Drug Cues and Natural Rewards. (pp. 111-112). Vol. 86. Psychotherapy and psychosomatics. Published, 04/01/2018.
  • Hanley AW & Garland EL (2018). The mindful personality: A meta-analysis from a cybernetic perspective. Mindfulness. Vol. 8, 1456-1470. Published, 03/01/2018.
  • Hanley AW & Garland EL (2018). Clarity of mind: Structural equation modeling of associations between dispositional mindfulness, self-concept clarity and psychological well-being. Personality and individual differences. Vol. 106, 334-339. Published, 02/01/2018.
  • Li W, Garland EL, McGovern P, O'Brien JE, Tronnier C & Howard MO (2018). Mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement for internet gaming disorder in U.S. adults: A stage I randomized controlled trial. (pp. 393-402). Vol. 31. Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors. Published, 02/01/2018.
  • Garland EL, Roberts-Lewis A, Tronnier CD, Graves R & Kelley K (2018). Corrigendum to "Mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement versus CBT for co-occurring substance dependence, traumatic stress, and psychiatric disorders: Proximal outcomes from a pragmatic randomized trial" [Behav. Res. Ther. 77 (2016) 7-16]. (pp. 78). Vol. 100. Behaviour research and therapy. Published, 02/01/2018.
  • Garland EL, Baker AK, Larsen P, Riquino MR, Priddy SE, Thomas E, Hanley AW, Galbraith P, Wanner N & Nakamura Y (2018). Randomized Controlled Trial of Brief Mindfulness Training and Hypnotic Suggestion for Acute Pain Relief in the Hospital Setting. Journal of general internal medicine. Vol. 32, 1106-1113. Published, 01/01/2018.
  • Hanley AW, Mehling WE & Garland EL (2018). Holding the body in mind: Interoceptive awareness, dispositional mindfulness and psychological well-being. Journal of psychosomatic research. Vol. 99, 13-20. Published, 01/01/2018.
  • Garland EL, Thielking P, Thomas EA, Coombs M, White S, Lombardi J & Beck A (2018). Linking dispositional mindfulness and positive psychological processes in cancer survivorship: a multivariate path analytic test of the mindfulness-to-meaning theory. Psycho-oncology. Vol. 26, 686-692. Published, 01/01/2018.
  • Thomas EA & Garland EL (2017). Mindfulness is Associated With Increased Hedonic Capacity Among Chronic Pain Patients Receiving Extended Opioid Pharmacotherapy. The Clinical journal of pain. Vol. 33, 166-173. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Garland EL, Bryan CJ, Nakamura Y, Froeliger B & Howard MO (2017). Deficits in autonomic indices of emotion regulation and reward processing associated with prescription opioid use and misuse. Psychopharmacology. Vol. 234, 621-629. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Li W, Howard MO, Garland EL, McGovern P & Lazar M (2017). Mindfulness treatment for substance misuse: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of substance abuse treatment. Vol. 75, 62-96. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Hanley AW, Baker AK & Garland EL (2017). Self-interest may not be entirely in the interest of the self: Association between selflessness, dispositional mindfulness and psychological well-being. Personality and individual differences. Vol. 117, 166-171. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Garland E., Hanley A., Goldin P. & Gross J. (2017). Testing the mindfulness-to-meaning theory: Evidence for mindful positive emotion regulation from a reanalysis of longitudinal data. Vol. 12, PLoS ONE. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Hanley A. & Garland E. (2017). The Mindful Personality: a Meta-analysis from a Cybernetic Perspective. (pp. 1456-1470). Vol. 8, Mindfulness. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Hanley A., Baker A. & Garland E. (2017). Self-interest may not be entirely in the interest of the self: Association between selflessness, dispositional mindfulness and psychological well-being. (pp. 166-171). Vol. 117, Personality and Individual Differences. Published, 10/15/2017.
  • Finan PH, Quartana PJ, Remeniuk B, Garland EL, Rhudy JL, Hand M, Irwin MR & Smith MT (2017). Partial Sleep Deprivation Attenuates the Positive Affective System: Effects Across Multiple Measurement Modalities. Sleep. Vol. 40. Published, 10/01/2017.
  • Garland E., Baker A., Larsen P., Riquino M., Priddy S., Thomas E., Hanley A., Galbraith P., Wanner N. & Nakamura Y. (2017). Randomized Controlled Trial of Brief Mindfulness Training and Hypnotic Suggestion for Acute Pain Relief in the Hospital Setting. (pp. 1106-1113). Vol. 32, Journal of General Internal Medicine. Published, 10/01/2017.
  • Garland EL, Hanley AW, Baker AK & Howard MO (2017). Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Mindfulness as a Treatment for Chronic Stress: An RDoC Perspective. Chronic stress (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). Vol. 1. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Garland EL, Bryan CJ, Finan PH, Thomas EA, Priddy SE, Riquino MR & Howard MO (2017). Pain, hedonic regulation, and opioid misuse: Modulation of momentary experience by Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement in opioid-treated chronic pain patients. (pp. S65-S72). Vol. 173 Suppl 1. Drug and alcohol dependence. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Hanley A., Garland E. & Tedeschi R. (2017). Relating dispositional mindfulness, contemplative practice, and positive reappraisal with posttraumatic cognitive coping, stress, and growth.. (pp. 526-536). Vol. 9, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Froeliger B, Mathew AR, McConnell PA, Eichberg C, Saladin ME, Carpenter MJ & Garland EL (2017). Restructuring Reward Mechanisms in Nicotine Addiction: A Pilot fMRI Study of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for Cigarette Smokers. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. Vol. 2017, 7018014. Published, 08/01/2017.
  • Hanley A., Mehling W. & Garland E. (2017). Holding the body in mind: Interoceptive awareness, dispositional mindfulness and psychological well-being. (pp. 13-20). Vol. 99, Journal of Psychosomatic Research. Published, 08/01/2017.
  • Garland E., Kiken L., Faurot K., Palsson O. & Gaylord S. (2017). Upward Spirals of Mindfulness and Reappraisal: Testing the Mindfulness-to-Meaning Theory with Autoregressive Latent Trajectory Modeling. (pp. 381-392). Vol. 41, Cognitive Therapy and Research. Published, 06/01/2017.
  • Li W., Garland E., Mcgovern P., O'brien J., Tronnier C. & Howard M. (2017). Mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement for internet gaming disorder in U.S. adults: A stage I randomized controlled trial. (pp. 393-402). Vol. 31, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Published, 06/01/2017.
  • Li W., Garland E., O’Brien J., Tronnier C., McGovern P., Anthony B. & Howard M. (2017). Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for Video Game Addiction in Emerging Adults: Preliminary Findings from Case Reports. (pp. 1-18). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Published, 05/04/2017.
  • Garland E., Thielking P., Thomas E., Coombs M., White S., Lombardi J. & Beck A. (2017). Linking dispositional mindfulness and positive psychological processes in cancer survivorship: a multivariate path analytic test of the mindfulness-to-meaning theory. (pp. 686-692). Vol. 26, Psycho-Oncology. Published, 05/01/2017.
  • Baucom B., Georgiou P., Bryan C., Garland E., Leifker F., May A., Wong A. & Narayanan S. (2017). The promise and the challenge of technology-facilitated methods for assessing behavioral and cognitive markers of risk for suicide among U.S. Army National Guard Personnel. Vol. 14, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Published, 04/01/2017.
  • Garland E., Bryan C., Finan P., Thomas E., Priddy S., Riquino M. & Howard M. (2017). Pain, hedonic regulation, and opioid misuse: Modulation of momentary experience by Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement in opioid-treated chronic pain patients. (pp. S65-S72). Vol. 173, Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Published, 04/01/2017.
  • Li W., Howard M., Garland E., McGovern P. & Lazar M. (2017). Mindfulness treatment for substance misuse: A systematic review and meta-analysis. (pp. 62-96). Vol. 75, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Published, 04/01/2017.
  • Garland EL, Riquino MR, Priddy SE & Bryan CJ (2017). Suicidal ideation is associated with individual differences in prescription opioid craving and cue-reactivity among chronic pain patients. Journal of addictive diseases. Vol. 36, 23-29. Published, 03/01/2017.
  • Garland E., Howard M., Zubieta J. & Froeliger B. (2017). Restructuring hedonic dysregulation in chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse: Effects of mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement on responsiveness to drug cues and natural rewards. (pp. 111-112). Vol. 86, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Published, 02/01/2017.
  • Garland E., Bryan C., Nakamura Y., Froeliger B. & Howard M. (2017). Deficits in autonomic indices of emotion regulation and reward processing associated with prescription opioid use and misuse. (pp. 621-629). Vol. 234, Psychopharmacology. Published, 02/01/2017.
  • Hanley A. & Garland E. (2017). Clarity of mind: Structural equation modeling of associations between dispositional mindfulness, self-concept clarity and psychological well-being. (pp. 334-339). Vol. 106, Personality and Individual Differences. Published, 02/01/2017.
  • Garland E., Riquino M., Priddy S. & Bryan C. (2017). Suicidal ideation is associated with individual differences in prescription opioid craving and cue-reactivity among chronic pain patients. (pp. 23-29). Vol. 36, Journal of Addictive Diseases. Published, 01/02/2017.
  • Froeliger B., Mathew A., Mcconnell P., Eichberg C., Saladin M., Carpenter M. & Garland E. (2017). Restructuring Reward Mechanisms in Nicotine Addiction: A Pilot fMRI Study of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for Cigarette Smokers. Vol. 2017, Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Finan P., Quartana P., Remeniuk B., Garland E., Rhudy J., Hand M., Irwin M. & Smith M. (2017). Partial sleep deprivation attenuates the positive affective system: Effects across multiple measurement modalities. Vol. 40, Sleep. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Garland E., Roberts-Lewis A., Tronnier C., Graves R. & Kelley K. (2017). Corrigendum to "Mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement versus CBT for co-occurring substance dependence, traumatic stress, and psychiatric disorders: Proximal outcomes from a pragmatic randomized trial" [Behav. Res. Ther. 77 (2016) 7-16]. Behaviour Research and Therapy. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Thomas E. & Garland E. (2017). Mindfulness is associated with increased hedonic capacity among chronic pain patients receiving extended opioid pharmacotherapy. (pp. 166-173). Vol. 33, Clinical Journal of Pain. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Garland, E.L., Howard, M.O., Zubieta, J., & Froeliger, B. (in press). Restructuring hedonic dysregulation in chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse: Effects of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement on responsiveness to drug cues and natural rewards. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.. Accepted, 12/01/2016.
  • Hanley, A.W. & Garland, E.L. (2016). Clarity of mind: Structural equation modeling of associations between dispositional mindfulness, self-concept clarity and psychological well-being. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, 334-339. Published, 08/30/2016.
  • Garland, E.L. (2016). Targeting hedonic dysregulation with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement: Restructuring reward mechanisms in addiction, stress, and pain. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1373, 25-37. Published, 07/04/2016.
  • Bryan, C.J., Garland, E.L., & Rudd, M.D. (2016). From impulse to action: Alcohol consumption and the transition from suicidal thought to behavior among active duty military personnel. General Hospital Psychiatry, 41, 13-19. Published, 05/23/2016.
  • Garland, E.L., Roberts-Lewis, A., Tronnier, C., Kelley, K., & Graves, R. (2016). Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement versus CBT for co-occurring substance dependence, traumatic stress, and psychiatric disorders: Proximal outcomes from a pragmatic randomized trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 7-16. Accepted, 05/01/2016.
  • Garland, E.L., Howard, M.O., Priddy, S.E., McConnell, P.A., Riquino, M.R., & Froeliger, B.E. (2016). Mindfulness training applied to addiction therapy: Insights into the neural mechanisms of positive behavioral change. Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics,5, 55-63. Accepted, 02/28/2016.
  • Garland, E.L., Brown, S., & Howard, M.O. (2016). Thought suppression as a mediator of the association between depressed mood and prescription opioid craving among chronic pain patients. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39(1), 128-138. Published, 01/19/2016.
  • Garland, E.L. & Howard, M.O. (2014). Opioid attentional bias and cue-elicited craving predict future risk of prescription opioid misuse among chronic pain patients.Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 144, 283-287. Published, 12/2014.
  • Garland, E.L., & Howard, M.O. (2013). Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement reduces pain attentional bias in chronic pain patients. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 82, 311-318. Published, 08/2013.
  • Garland, E.L., Froeliger, B., Zeidan, F., Suveg, K., & Howard, M.O. (2013). The downward spiral of chronic pain, prescription opioid misuse, and addiction: Cognitive, affective, and neuropsychopharmacologic pathways. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Accepted, 08/2013.
  • Garland, E.L., Froeliger, B.E., Passik, S.D., & Howard, M.O. (2013). Attentional bias for prescription opioid cues among opioid-dependent chronic pain patients. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. DOI 10.1007/s10865-012-9455-8. Published, 04/2013.
  • Garland, E.L., & Roberts-Lewis, A. (2013). Differential roles of thought suppression and dispositional mindfulness in posttraumatic stress symptoms and craving. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 1555-1562. Published, 02/2013.
  • Garland, E.L., Boettiger, C.A., Gaylord, S., West Chanon, V., & Howard, M.O. (2012). Mindfulness is inversely associated with alcohol attentional bias among recovering alcohol-dependent adults. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 36, 441-450. Published, 12/2012.
  • Garland, E.L., Franken, I.H., & Howard, M.O. (2012). Cue-elicited heart rate variability and attentional bias predict alcohol relapse following treatment. Psychopharmacology, 222, 17-26. Published, 09/2012.
  • Garland, E.L., Gaylord, S.A., Palsson, O., Faurot, K., Mann, J.D., & Whitehead, B. (2012). Therapeutic mechanisms of a mindfulness-based treatment for irritable bowel syndrome: Effects on visceral sensitivity, catastrophizing, and affective processing of pain sensations. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 35(6), 591-602. Published, 08/2012.