William R. Marchand, MD, is an academic psychiatrist, mindfulness teacher and the Clinical Director and Service Chief of the Whole Health Flagship site at the VA Salt Lake Health Care System located in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine. As the Director of the Whole Health Flagship site, his primary role is to facilitate the shift of health care provision at his facility to a model based upon health promotion, disease prevention and the utilization of complementary and integrative health care modalities. He is particularly interested in developing and evaluating novel complementary interventions that involve mindfulness, recreation therapy and nature exposure. His research interests include studies of the utilization and outcomes of the Whole Health model of care in general with a primary focus on the benefits of mindfulness-based interventions and outdoor recreation/nature exposure for Veterans with medical and/or psychiatric disorders. He is an outdoor recreation enthusiast and spends much of his personal time sailing, hiking, trail running, mountain biking or skiing.