Dr. Lynn Fiellin is a Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine, the Yale Child Study Center, and the Yale School of Public Health. She is the Founding Director of the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games, an NIH and foundation-funded center. Over the past 12 years and having raised close to $15 million, she and her team of behavioral and medical scientists, community and adolescent partners, and serious game developers have developed, evaluated and disseminated digital health games to adolescents nationally and globally. These videogame interventions target the most critical health issues for teens such as mental health, substance misuse, and sexual health and Dr. Fiellin and her team have demonstrated using the most rigorous scientific methods, the significant impact of their games. She has published over 25 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journal describing the results of her research. More recently, she founded Playbl, a spin-out company from her Lab, which focuses on the marketing and distribution of the Lab’s digital health games. Playbl holds the promise of getting these effective and engaging digital health tools into the hands of adolescents who will benefit in terms of their gaining knowledge and skills to lead happier and healthier lives.
Dr. Fiellin earned a BA in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and an MD from the Yale University School of Medicine.