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Lynn E. Fiellin, MD

Lynn E. Fiellin, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and at the Yale Child Study Center, and she is the Founder/Director of the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games. Her work focuses on developing and testing novel videogame interventions to promote health and reduce risk in youth and young adults. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health including NICHD, NIDA, and NIAAA, the CVS Health Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the NIH/FDA, and the BEST Foundation/Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. She and her team of researchers, game developers, and community partners have created and evaluated interactive evidence-based games addressing a number of health-related and medical issues ranging from HIV prevention, HIV testing and counseling, to tobacco and marijuana smoking and e-cigarette use prevention in adolescents. She builds collaborations and partnerships between researchers, educators, commercial game developers, and community-based organizations with the goal of developing and rigorously testing innovative, effective, and targeted game interventions, tailored for specific populations and with the scientific data behind them to demonstrate that they work.