Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development

The Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND) was established in May 2017 at the University of Utah with the following mission: to develop, test, optimize, and disseminate mindfulness and other integrative health interventions by translating discoveries from basic biobehavioral science into solutions for health and society. C-MIIND’s research efforts target complex, comorbid chronic health and mental health problems (chronic pain, opioid misuse, obesity, depression, addiction, etc.) that have not yet been solved by traditional medical approaches. Currently, C-MIIND is engaged in studies funded by more than $40 million in federal research grants.

C-MIIND aims to exert a transformative influence on healthcare by unifying and synergizing disparate research efforts focused on the study of mindfulness and other integrative health interventions. 

Though the home of the Center resides in the College of Social Work, C-MIIND is highly interdisciplinary in nature, with Center affiliates from Psychiatry, Primary Care, Anesthesiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Oncology, and Physical Therapy, and Nursing, among other disciplines.

  Problems addressed: Major areas of focus:
 
  • Opioid misuse
  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Addiction 
  • Mental health conditions

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Last Updated: 12/6/18