Eric Garland, Ph.D., LCSW, is an Associate Professor at University of Utah College of Social Work and Associate Director of Integrative Medicine in the Supportive Oncology and Survivorship Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. His biobehavioral research agenda is focused on translating findings from cognitive and affective neuroscience into treatments for stress-related conditions. Dr. Garland is the developer of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), a multimodal intervention designed to ameliorate transdiagnostic mechanisms underpinning stress, addiction, emotion dysregulation, and chronic pain. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct clinical trials of MORE as a treatment for alcohol dependence, prescription opioid misuse, and chronic pain among civilians and members of the U.S. Military. Complementing his expertise in clinical research, Dr. Garland is a licensed clinical social worker with over a decade of experience providing cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies for persons suffering from addictive behaviors, psychological distress, and chronic pain syndromes.
James Griffith, PhD
COL (Ret) James Griffith, PhD, is a research psychologist who received his PhD in applied social psychology from The Clarement Colleges, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. COL Griffith recently retired from military service after serving over 36 years in the Army active and Reserve components. COL Griffith was initially trained in Russian and served with the U.S. Army Security Agency, Field Station Berlin, and was later appointed to serve as a uniformed research psychologist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. While serving in the Maryland Army National Guard, he supervised data collection, analyses, and findings concerning the recruitment and retention of Army Guard and Reserve members. COL Griffith has additionally served as the uniformed Research Psychology Consultant to the Chief of the Medical Services Corps, Office of the Army Surgeon General, and later developed and implemented an evaluation of the Army's screening, referral, and treatment procedures for Soldiers with PTSD and related symptoms at the Walter Reed Deployment Health Clinical Center.