Albert “Skip” Rizzo

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

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


  • 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