Diane Gromala
Canada Research Chair, Professor Simon Fraser University

Diane Gromala, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor at Simon Fraser University, where she is the Founding Director of the Pain Studies Lab and the Chronic Pain Research Institute. Widely recognized as a pioneer in VR for chronic pain, Dr. Gromala innovates how patients and clinicians co-design the integrated VR systems she builds and continuously tests. The technical innovation of Dr. Gromala’s work has been recognized by the ACM, IEEE, SIGGRAPH, AIGA, Fulbright, Canada Research Chairs and Google; and featured in numerous media outlets such as the BBC, CBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Discovery Channel, TEDx and Cannes' Health Lions, to name a few.