Innovation in Teaching: Using Metrics like Game Satisfaction and Presence
Bradley Tanner, MD is the technical and visionary lead of HealthImpact.studio and a physician Board Certified in Psychiatry and Obesity Medicine. At HealthImpact.studio, he guides the creation of VR game-based solutions to impact health by enhancing understanding of human biology, promoting health behaviors, identifying symptoms and intervene in the treatment of illness. His expertise as a psychiatrist and neuroscientist directs solutions that apply neuroscience principles and psychological theory to influence decision making, lifestyle change, and self-assessment. Topics of emphasis include reward systems as they impact opioid addiction, CNS and biome systems that affect nutritional food selection/obesity, risk-taking and alcohol use, and pain control.
Following his psychiatric training and subsequent Attending Physician role at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Tanner left full-time academia in 1995 to pursue small business solutions and harness the potential of a commercial enterprise to access capital, build close customer relationships, and specifically target customers needs to enhance overall impact. His organization has received over 23M in federal awards in the past 22 years. Dr. Tanner now leverages his unique business, technological, and clinical background to develop and evaluate novel gaming solutions that engage and inspire an audience and simultaneously impact health or skills.