Eric Garland PhD, LCSW
Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean for Research
University of 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 therapy founded on insights derived from affective neuroscience, called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE). He has published more than 200 scientific manuscripts and received more than $60 million in research grants to conduct clinical trials of mindfulness for addiction and chronic pain. In recognition of his expertise, Dr. Garland was appointed by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins to the NIH HEAL Multi-Disciplinary Working Group to help guide the $1.1 billion HEAL initiative to use science to halt the opioid crisis. 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.