Lynn Fiellin, MD

Lynn Fiellin Bio ImageLynn E. Fiellin, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine and at the Yale Child Study Center. Her research focuses on developing and testing novel intervention models to promote health and reduce risk in vulnerable populations. She has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the NIH, HRSA, Women’s Health Research at Yale, and the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. With a five-year grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, she and her team developed and tested an interactive mobile videogame, PlayForward: Elm City Stories, for the purpose of risk reduction and HIV prevention in young teens. With this project she created and now directs the play2PREVENT (p2P) Lab at Yale, which is a member of the White House’s Academic Consortium for Games for Impact and the Higher Education Video Game Alliance. p2P 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 for risk reduction and prevention in youth and young adults.