Title: Virtually Better: Using Virtual Reality to Treat Real Pain
About the Speaker: Dr. Brennan Spiegel is the Director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai Health System, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Director of the Cedars-Sinai Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science. Dr. Spiegel directs a multidisciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies, including wearable biosensors, smartphone applications, virtual reality, and social media, can improve people’s lives. His team developed one of largest and most widely-documented medical virtual reality program at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Spiegel has published numerous best-selling medical textbooks, editorials, and more than 230 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is listed in the "Top 100 Influencer" lists for digital health and virtual reality. His digital health research has been featured by major media outlets, including Bloomberg, CBS News, Forbes, Huffington Post, LA Times, NBC News, Reuters, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. His virtual reality research won the 2017 “Webby Award” for best technology on the internet, and in 2020 he published the book VRx: How Immersive Therapeutics Will Transform Medicine (Basic Books, NY, NY).