Lynn E Fiellin, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and in the Child Study Center; Instructor, Investigative Medicine Program; Director, Yale Center for Health & Learning Games, Internal Medicine; Director, play2PREVENT Lab at Yale, Internal Medicine; Chief, Fitkin Firm, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine; Director, ForAGirl Program, Yale School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Lynn E Fiellin, MD

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    PO Box 208093, 367 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8093

    United States

Lynn E Fiellin
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Appointments

Biography

Dr. Lynn Fiellin is recognized for excellence and leadership in clinical research and as a leader and innovator at YSM as founder/director of both the play2PREVENT (p2P) Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games and the ForAGirl summer program. She has also distinguished herself with her hospital leadership role as Fitkin Firm Chief at Yale New Haven Hospital as well as in a national role as a Founding Member of TIME'S UP Healthcare, a national organization focused on ensuring safe and equitable work places for women in healthcare. She has excelled as an educator, mentor, and role model in these programs.

Dr. Fiellin has created programs that specifically target impact on youth and young adults, on a local/community and national/international level. In the p2P Lab she established a premiere videogames research program of collaborating researchers, game developers, and community partners who develop and evaluate video game interventions targeting HIV prevention and smoking prevention in adolescents. She has received National Institutes of Health, foundation, and industry funding to build this lab. Dr. Fiellin's program has garnered considerable interest from students and trainees. Because of this interest and given her focus on supporting and promoting the personal and professional growth of girls and women, she created For A Girl, a summer program housed in her lab. There is a well-documented failure to attract girls and young women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Dr. Fiellin established ForAGirl as a novel, multifaceted program that focuses on promoting girls' engagement in STEM, medicine, and research. In addition to these innovative programs, she has focused on mentoring women trainees and faculty as a critical aspect of her work.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Yale University School of Medicine (1996)
  • BA
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1984)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2000, recertified: 2010)

Activities

  • Speaker
    Vienna, Austria 2018
    Conference
  • 20th International AIDS Conference
    Melbourne, Australia 2014
  • Presentation
    Quebec City, Canada 2007
  • Presentation
    Quebec City, Canada 2007
  • Presentation
    Quebec City, Canada 2007
  • Presentation
    Toronto, Canada 2007
  • Presentation
    Toronto, Canada 2007

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Founding MemberTIME’S UP Healthcare2018
Honoree, Women of Innovation, Research Innovation and LeadershipConnecticut Technology Council2015
Institutional Founding MemberHigher Education Videogame Alliance2014
Permanent MemberNIH study section: Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Review Group—Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes Study Section (SPIP)2014
FellowPublic Voices Fellowship, The Op-Ed Project2014
Gold Medal AwardeePlayForward: Elm City Stories Videogame-International Serious Play Awards-Healthcare/Medical Category2013
Awardee for PlayForward: Elm City Stories VideogamePittsburgh Technology Council’s Design, Art, and Technology Awards (DATA)-Joystick Category2013
Member, 2012-presentAcademic Consortium for Games for Impact, The White House and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT2012
Invited Lecturer7th Annual Ralph I. Horwitz Medical Grand Rounds2009
Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty ScholarYale University School of Medicine2009
Faculty Achievement Award in ResearchYale Department of Internal Medicine2008
Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty ScholarYale University School of Medicine2008
Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty ScholarYale University School of Medicine2007
Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty ScholarYale University School of Medicine2006
Semi-finalist, Best Abstract AwardNational Conference of AMERSA2004
RecipientNational Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program, 2002-20082002
Physician Scientist for National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2002-2007Substance Abuse Center2002
Hugh L. Dwyer AwardYale University School of Medicine2001

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