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Caitlin Rawlins
Clinical XR Lead for VHA Innovation Ecosystem Veterans Affairs

Caitlin Rawlins has been as a nurse for over 10 years, the last 5 spent with the Department of Veterans

Affairs. In 2017, Ms. Rawlins initiated the first positive distraction-focused VR program for pain and

anxiety management in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Since that time, Ms. Rawlins has

received multiple grants to expand the project, diffusion support, and has published two manuscripts

about clinical outcomes and program development. She now aids in leading VHA Innovation as an

Innovation Specialist, co-lead of the VHA Extended Reality (XR) Network, and detailed XR Specialist for

VHA Innovation Ecosystem. As VHA XR Network co-lead, she has supported the expansion of the VHA XR

Network from one facility to over 160 and engaging more than 1,000 VA employees. Recently, Ms.

Rawlins was awarded 2022 G2Xchange Disruptive Tech Program Award and, along with other OHIL

Immersive Tech team members, was a recipient of the 2022 Service to the Citizen Award.