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Eric Garland, PhD

Inducted in 2019

Current Position

Presidential Scholar, Associate Dean for Research, Professor, College of Social Work, University of Utah


BA, University of Delaware; MSW, West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW is Presidential Scholar, Associate Dean for Research, and Professor in the University of Utah College of Social Work and Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development. Dr. Garland is the developer of a mindfulness-based therapy founded on insights derived from affective neuroscience, called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE). Dr. Garland has over 140 scientific publications, and as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, received nearly $50 million in research grants from the NIH, DOD, and PCORI to conduct randomized clinical trials of MORE and mindfulness as a treatment for addiction, distress, and chronic pain.

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