Stanford Experts

Jeremy Bailenson

Professor of Communication; Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab


(650) 723-0701



Jeremy Bailenson studies the psychology of virtual reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others.  His lab builds and studies systems that allow people to meet in virtual space, and explores the changes in the nature of social interaction. His most recent research focuses on how VR can transform education, environmental conservation, empathy, and health.

Bailenson is founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a faculty leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity.