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Albert “Skip” Rizzo

Albert "Skip" Rizzo

Expert in the use of virtual reality technology in mental health applications and on cognition and memory loss in older adults

rizzo@ict.usc.edu

Director for Medical Virtual Reality
Institute for Creative Technologies

Research Professor
USC Davis School of Gerontology and USC Keck School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Expertise

  • virtual reality and mental health
  • neuropsychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, PTSD/anxiety disorders, Motor Rehabilitation, pain management
  • spatial ability, attention, memory
  • memory enhancement for older adults
  • ADHD assessment
  • gender and hormonal factors that influence aging, cognition and dementia
  • psychology of older adults
  • memory processes and aging
  • perception and aging
  • cognition and aging
  • cognitive psychology
  • cognitive-behavioral psychology
  • clinical psychology

Additional Information

  • Director, USC Institute for Creative Technologies VRPSYCH Lab
  • Developer of the Memory Enhancement Seminars for Seniors (MESS), USC Davis School of Gerontology
  • Creator of the Virtual Iraq/Afghanistan PTSD Exposure Therapy System
  • CyberPsychology and Behavior – Associate Editor
  • Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments – Senior Editor
  • Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds – Editorial Board Member
  • Media Psychology – Editorial Board Member
  • International Journal of Virtual Reality – Associate Editor

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