Lynn E. Fiellin, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine, the Yale Child Study Center, and Public Health. Her work focuses on developing and testing novel videogame interventions to promote health and wellness and reduce risk in youth and young adults. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health including NICHD, NIDA, NIAAA, the NIH/FDA, the CVS Health Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the BEST Foundation/Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
She and her team of researchers, game designers and developers, youth and community partners, and institutional partners, have and currently are creating and evaluating interactive evidence-informed games addressing a range of health-related problems including HIV prevention and risk reduction, HIV testing and counseling, tobacco and marijuana smoking, e-cigarette use and vaping prevention, and most recently opioid misuse prevention in adolescents. She and her team build collaborations between key stakeholders 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.