Dr. Lara Ashmore provides oversight of the Virtual Reality Lab, the design and development of the online BrainHealth Physical, and the online Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART). She researches and implements new technology applications for adopting SMART strategies, and creates internal policies and procedures.
In addition to developing strategic partnerships and translating scientific discoveries from the Center for BrainHealth into community-based, educational applications, Dr. Ashmore also supports the growth of the Brain Performance Institute.
Prior to joining the Brain Performance Institute, Dr. Ashmore founded Inspire Brilliance, a Dallas-based agency offering consultation services for strategic planning, project optimization and targeted research solutions by synergizing philanthropy, technology and innovation. In 2018, she was selected as an honoree of the Dallas Business Journal’s 5th Annual Women in Technology Awards.
Dr. Ashmore received her PhD in Educational Technology from the University of Virginia. Her area of research was Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, combined with advanced Internet technologies to increase learning outcomes. While completing her doctoral dissertation, she worked at the University of Virginia Advanced Technology Group in R&D and with America Online during the earliest stages of the World Wide Web era. Her research interests include neuroengineering, wearable technologies, virtual and augmented reality, immersive learning environments, social impact and innovation.