Our Team

Our team is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of scientists with expertise in HIV, health behavior, addiction, pediatrics, community-based participatory research, community psychology, education, clinical psychology, social psychology and videogame design and development, both in the commercial development realm but also in the area of “serious games”. This collaborative group serves as a platform for the current HIV prevention project as well as future projects geared at prevention for youth through videogame development and evaluation.

Leadership

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Lynn E Fiellin, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and in the Child Study Center

Director, Yale Center for Health & Learning Games

Director, play2PREVENT Lab at Yale

Chief, Fitkin Firm Chief, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Director, ForAGirl Program, Yale School of Medicine

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Kimberly Hieftje, PhD, MS, BS

Research Scientist

Director, play4REAL Lab at Yale, Internal Medicine

Deputy Director, Yale Center for Health & Learning Games

Deputy Director, play2PREVENT Lab at Yale

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Tyra Pendergrass

Research Associate 2, HSS

Associate Director of play2PREVENT Lab

Associate Director of the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games

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Lindsay Duncan

Associate Director of the play2PREVENT Lab

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Ben Sawyer

Design & Production Lead of the play2PREVENT Lab

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Members

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Deepa Camenga, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Cindy Crusto, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Assistant Chair for Diversity, Department of Psychiatry

Director, Program Evaluation and Child Trauma Research at The Consultation Center

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David Fiellin, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine), of Emergency Medicine, and of Public Health

Professor, Investigative Medicine

Director, Yale Program in Addiction Medicine

Director, Health Services and Research Core, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA), School of Public Health

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Brian Forsyth, MBChB, FRCP(C)

Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Associate Director for International Research, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

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Aileen Gariepy, MD, MPH, FACOG, MHS

Associate Professor of OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences

Director, Yale Fellowship in Family Planning, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

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Tassos Constantino Kyriakides, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics; Biostatistician; Director, Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (West Haven, CT), Department of Veterans Affairs

Director, Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (West Haven, CT), Department of Veterans Affairs

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Linda Mayes, MD

Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology in the Yale Child Study Center

Chair, Yale Child Study Center

Special Advisor, Dean

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Marjorie Rosenthal, MD, MPH

Associate Professor in Pediatrics (Gen Pediatrics)

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Peter Salovey, PhD

President and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

President of the University

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