Dr. Julie LeMoine

Umass Chan Medical School

Assistant Professor
Umass Chan Medical School

Co-founder of InovaXR lab
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center

IRC Enterprise Scholar, UCD
sponsored by Microsoft

Dr Julie LeMoine has a PhD in Applied XR in Health and Wellbeing from the University College Dublin, where she was an Irish Research Council Enterprise Scholar. She has worked in applied XR and 3D gaming for the past two decades creating and delivering more than 30 XR/3D gaming strategies, pilots, and services across a diverse set of industries, focused on improved outcomes in health and wellbeing; distributed teaming; distance, hybrid and self-guided learning; improved quality of life and other specific use cases such as onboarding and vocational training. Dr LeMoine is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurobehavioral Technology at UMass Chan Medical School at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, in the Dept. of Psychiatry. She is the co-founder and director of their InovaXR Lab and is the XR-Ed Faculty lead for the medical school’s simulation center, iCELS. Dr LeMoine moved into academia after co-founding 5 software startup, to promote rigorous scientific proof that applied XR can improved outcomes. Her PhD field research established new knowledge in the use of AR to reduce the impact of everyday life challenges for Autistic teens and young adults and was grounded in Inclusive Design Theory. Dr LeMoine continues to consult and create solutions outside of academia as the Chief Innovation Officer at HorizonIRs and My Diji Helper, Inc. She helped found Women in VR and medVR, and in 2018 was voted one of the top women in VR. Prior to her XR work, Dr LeMoine spent 15 years in software innovations, global architectures, and computer security working on projects such as the NASA Space Shuttle payload systems and Internet security protocols. She has an undergraduate degree in computer science with mathematics. Dr LeMoine is wildly passionate about the impact applied XR and 3D gaming can deliver to the health and wellbeing of all.