Guest Speaker Series: Past Speakers

Watch past recordings from our Guest Speaker Series below! Note: CME credits are not available for viewings of past CME lectures.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Rebecca Houston, PhD

Dr. Rebecca J. Houston is the director of the RIT Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory and an Associate Professor in the Health and Addictions Research Center and Department of Psychology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Houston’s research broadly focuses on biological underpinnings, risk factors, and treatment response for behaviors/disorders characterized by a lack of impulse control (e.g., substance use, aggression). The primary methodologies used in Dr. Houston’s lab include event-related brain potentials, neuropsychological assessment, clinical interviews, and self-report measures of behavior and personality. Dr. Houston has been involved as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on a variety of research projects funded by NIAAA, NIDA, CDC, US Army Research Institute, and the NYS Department of Transportation.  


Event-related potentials as biomarkers in substance use disorders and treatment

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Eric Garland 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 cognitive neuroscience, called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE). He has 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 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. 


Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement: Clinical Outcomes and Biobehavioral Mechanisms of an Integrative Treatment for Chronic Pain, Opioid Misuse, and OUD