This Adventure is free, but you must RSVP!


Join TEDxMileHigh speaker Matt Vogl to explore how his work is reimaging how virtual reality can reinvent mental health care.

Mental health has long lagged behind the rest of medicine in adopting new technologies — but now mental health is joining in the rest of the digital health revolution by employing technology to create new and better treatments, to better diagnose mental illnesses, to monitor patient progress, to facilitate mental wellness and prevention programs and to put more control of care in the hands of patients. These technologies are poised to radically reshape how we approach mental health and we will soon see technology such as virtual reality, augmented reality, medical devices, speech and text analysis, apps and wearables transform our mental health system.

The National Mental Health Innovation Center will showcase many of the emerging technologies being developed for mental health followed by a live taping of their new mental health innovation podcast with special guest Dr. Walter Greenleaf, a Stanford-based neuroscientist who is one of the founders of the field of using virtual reality for behavior change.


CU Denver Student Commons Building

1201 Larimer Street

Denver, CO 80204


Date, Time + Schedule

Sat, January 26, 2019

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST



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Matt Vogl, MPH is the Executive Director and founder of the National Mental Health Innovation Center (NMHIC) at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, where he leads a team to better treat and prevent mental illness. Previously, Matt was the Deputy Director of the University of Colorado Depression Center. He earned a BA from Marquette University and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Minnesota. Matt was a standup comic for 12 years and is a diehard St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He has two sons with his amazing wife.

Walter GreenleafPhD, is the Director of Technology Strategy at National Mental Health Innovation Center (NMHIC). Walter is a leading authority in virtual and augmented reality and is recognized internationally as one of the founders of the field. He is a behavioral neuroscientist and a medical product developer who has been on the cutting edge of VR/AR applications in healthcare for more than 30 years. He has developed several clinical product streams, founded medical companies, and served as a scientific advisor and reviewer for the U.S. Public Health Service, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NASA and the U.S. Department of Education. Walter holds a PhD in Neuro and Bio-behavioral Sciences from Stanford University.