The team at Embodied Labs is dedicated to creating a world where every member of seniors' care team is heard, equipped, & valued.

      Executive Team


      Carrie Shaw, MS

      CEO & Founder
      Carrie, a medical illustrator and health educator, has a particular interest in conveying the first-person perspective of vulnerable patient populations through virtual reality storytelling. After completing her master’s in Biomedical Visualization in 2016, she founded her company Embodied Labs, with the goal of revolutionizing the way health care providers, caregivers, and patients learn about human health.

      Erin Washington, MLS

      Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
      Erin has over a decade of experience working in higher education doing instructional and curricular design, using technology effectively in face to face and online environments, and utilizing gamification and virtual and augmented realities in the classroom. Erin is excited about using virtual reality to engage learners, drive behavioral change, foster insight and understanding, and improve learning outcomes.

      Thomas Leahy, BS

      Co-Founder & CTO
      Thomas wants to live in a world where people understand each other better, and knows virtual reality will help create this world. As a self-described Transhumanist, he finds joy in the moments when technology feels second-nature to people — and seeks to create more of them. Thomas specializes in human-computer interaction, with virtual space as his ultimate playground.

      Advisory Board


      Olu Ajilore, MD, PhD

      Clinical Advisor
      Dr. Ajilore is a neuroscientist at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and an alum of Stanford, Harvard, and UCLA studying VR-based intervention in health.
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      Neelum Aggarwal, MD

      Clinical Advisor
      Dr. Aggarwal is a Professor in the Departments of Neurological Sciences | Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, Research Director at the Rush Heart Center for Women Cardiology Cognitive Clinic and Course Co- Director for the Rush Innovation in Medicine Course at Rush Medical College. 

      Daniel Potts, MD, FAAN

      Clinical Advisor
      Dr. Potts, a neurologist, is founder and President of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation, a non-profit with arts-based programs such as Bringing Art to Life which facilitate quality of life improvement and relationship-building in persons living with dementia. He is also an acclaimed author of numerous books about Alzheimer’s.

      William Hazzard, MD

      Clinical Advisor
      Known as one of the “founding fathers of geriatrics”, Dr. Hazzard is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine for Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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