Yale University

Yale Researcher Creating Video Games To Combat AIDS, Drug Abuse, Smoking

Never in her wildest dreams did Yale University's Lynn Fiellin think at the start of her medical career that she'd end up working to create a new wave of interactive video games to help teenagers avoid HIV infections, drug abuse and smoking.

"I'm not a gamer at all," Fiellin said with a laugh in a recent interview. "But all our children were and still are."

The intense interest that Fiellin's kids showed toward video games proved to be a trigger for research that has resulted in a new Yale program called the "play2Prevent (p2p) Lab" that Fiellin directs.

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Published: Monday, January 25, 2016