Eric L Garland

Curriculum Vitae

Eric L Garland portrait
  • Associate Director of Integrative Medicine - Supportive Oncology, Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Associate Dean for Research College of Social Work
  • Professor, College Of Social Work


Research Summary

My research program is centered on translating findings from cognitive, affective, and social neuroscience into interventions targeting transdiagnostic mechanisms underpinning stress-related, biobehavioral conditions such as substance abuse/dependence, chronic pain syndromes, and cancer survivorship. I have received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct clinical trials of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for alcohol dependence, opioid misuse, and chronic pain.

Research Keywords

  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Interest Level: 5
  • Attention, Interest Level: 5
  • Emotion, Interest Level: 5
  • Stress, Interest Level: 5
  • Addiction, Interest Level: 5
  • Chronic Pain, Interest Level: 5
  • Cancer Symptom Management, Interest Level: 5
  • Heart Rate Variability, Interest Level: 5
  • Psychophysiological Assessment, Interest Level: 5
  • Neurocognition, Interest Level: 5
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interest Level: 5

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).