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. (2018). Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement: A New, Evidence-Based Treatment for Prescription Opioid Misuse. Invited talk to the Utah Opioid Task Force of the Attorney General of Utah, December 4, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/04/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Mindfulness to Meaning: Healing Hedonic Dysregulation in Addiction, Stress, and Pain with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement. Invited “Master Lecture” to the International Symposium for Contemplative Research, Phoenix, AZ. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/10/2018.
  • Garland, E.L., Carlson, L., & Segal, S. (2018). To RCT or Not to RCT: Research Methods in Contemplative Clinical Research. Panel presentation to the International Symposium for Contemplative Research, Phoenix, AZ. Panel, Presented, 11/10/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Searching for Nondual Awareness in a Clinical Trial Study. Symposium presentation to the International Symposium for Contemplative Research, Phoenix, AZ. Presentation, Presented, 11/10/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Healing Opioid Misuse and Chronic Pain with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement. Invited address to the University of Utah National Advisory Council, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/09/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Mind-body Therapies for Acute and Chronic Pain: Efficacy and Mechanisms. Invite plenary lecture to the 15th annual international conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology, Scottsdale, AZ. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/29/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Randomized Clinical Trial(s) of Brief Mindfulness Versus Hypnotic Suggestion for Reducing Pain and Opioid Use – Time for a National Replication? Invited webinar to the BraveNet Consortium. Other, Presented, 10/11/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement Restructures Reward Processing Mechanisms to Remediate Prescription Opioid Misuse. Invited talk at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/09/2018.
  • Zgierska, A., Edwards, R.R., & Garland, E.L. (2018). Addressing the Opioid Epidemic by Maximizing Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain. Symposium at International Conference on Opioids, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Presentation, Presented, 06/10/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Targeting Hedonic Dysregulation with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement. Invited talk at Addiction Psychiatry Update Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/07/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Targeting Hedonic Dysregulation in Pain and Prescription Opioid Misuse with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement. Grand Rounds, University of Utah Department of Psychiatry, June 1, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 06/01/2018.
  • Moeller, S.J., & Garland, E.L. (2018). Implicit behavioral preference for viewing drug versus hedonic images predicts longitudinal change in opioid addiction severity. Poster presentation to the Society for Biological Psychiatry, New York, NY. Poster, Presented, 05/11/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. & Hanley, A.W. (2018). An Untapped Phenomenology of Mindfulness: Clinical Perspectives and New Measurement Tools for Assessing Meditative Self-Transcendence. Symposium at International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health, Baltimore, MD. Presentation, Presented, 05/09/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. & Hanley, A.W. (2018). Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement Increases Interoceptive Awareness in Addictive Behavior and Chronic Pain: Data from Multiple Measurement Approaches. Symposium at International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health, Baltimore, MD. Presentation, Presented, 05/08/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Effects of Mindfulness on Pain and Opioid-Related Problems: Present & Future Prospects for Research and Clinical Application. Symposium at International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health, Baltimore, MD. Presentation, Presented, 05/08/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement as a Transdiagnostic Treatment for Pain, Addiction, and Trauma: Clinical Outcomes and Biobehavioral Mechanisms. Invited talk to Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System PTSD Clinic, New Orleans, LA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/26/2018.
  • Garland, E.L., Keefe, F.J., Cherkin, D., Passik, S.J., & Turk, D. (2018). Incorporating Nonpharmacologic Approaches to the Treatment of Opioid Abuse and Chronic Pain Management. Invited talk to Contributions of Social and Behavioral Research in Addressing the Opioid Crisis, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/05/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). The Effects of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement on Allostatic Mechanisms in Stress, Pain, and Addiction. Paper presentation to the International Stress and Behavior Society, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia. Presentation, Presented, 01/16/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Efficacy of Brief Mindfulness Training and Hypnotic Suggestion for Acute Pain Relief in the Hospital Setting: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Integrative Social Work Interventions. Paper presentation to Society for Social Work and Research 2018 Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Presentation, Presented, 01/14/2018.
  • Garland, E.L. (2018). Effects of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement on Biobehavioral Indices of Reward Processing in Prescription Opioid Misuse and Cigarette Addiction. Symposium at Society for Social Work and Research 2018 Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Presentation, Presented, 01/13/2018.
  • 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.
    https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/453400
  • Hanley AW & Garland EL (2018). The mindful personality: A meta-analysis from a cybernetic perspective. Mindfulness. Vol. 8, 1456-1470. Published, 03/01/2018.
    https://europepmc.org/abstract/med/29479377
  • 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]. Behaviour research and therapy. Vol. 100, 78. Published, 02/01/2018.
    https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-05117-010
  • 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.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC54557...
  • 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. Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors. Vol. 31, 393-402. Published, 02/01/2018.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28437120
  • 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.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28702870
  • 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.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28712417
  • 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.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26799620
  • 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.