About Dr. Marchand


Dr. William (Bill) Marchand lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah and works at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both in Salt Lake City.

His career has included a mix of clinical work, administration, teaching and research. He has written two books as well as multiple scientific publications and book chapters. His current primary focus is on the Mindfulness Center at George E. Wahlen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Mindfulness Center’s mission includes clinical care, education and research. To fulfill this mission, the Mindfulness Center staff provide direct mindfulness-based clinical care to Veterans, using interventions such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. In addition, they train and support other facility mindfulness providers in their professional practice. Finally, they conduct research on the effectiveness of existing mindfulness-based interventions for Veterans and work to develop and test new interventions. Dr. Marchand is particularly interested in developing mindfulness-based interventions that are brief and focus on suicide prevention, chronic pain and opioid use/misuse. He is also interested in developing mindfulness interventions that include pleasurable activities, such as sailing.


Bill has many interests and activities that he enjoys. He especially relishes the many outdoor recreation opportunities available in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. However, his all-time favorite activity is sailing on the ocean. This is followed closely by sailing on lakes in the Salt Lake City area.

Tops on his list are:

  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Downhill skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing



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