Walter Greenleaf, PhD is a research neuroscientist and medical product developer working at Stanford University. Walter is known internationally as an early pioneer in digital medicine and virtual environment technology. With over three decades of research and product development experience in the field of medical virtual reality technology, Walter is considered a leading authority in the field.
As a scientist and medical product developer, Walter’s focus has been on computer-supported clinical products, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology to treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke, Addictions, Autism, and other difficult problems in behavioral and physical medicine. He has founded and managed several medical product companies, including Pear Therapeutics, Virtually Better, InWorld Solutions, Cognitive Leap, and Greenleaf Medical.
Walter recently served as the Director for the Mind Division, Stanford Center on Longevity, where his focus was on advancing research on age-related changes in cognition. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s MediaX Program, and the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab. In addition to his research at Stanford, Walter is and co-founder of Virtual Ventures and Cognitive Leap, Chief Science Advisor at Pear Therapeutics, and Director of Technology Strategy for the University of Colorado National Behavioral Health Innovation Center.