Faculty Affiliates

Lynn E. Fiellin, MD

Professor, Department of Biomedical Data Science, Department of Medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Videogame/Technology-based Research; Youth/Adolescents; Prevention & Treatment; HIV & Substance Use Disorders


Lynn E. Fiellin, MD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Data Science, Department of Medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Selected Publications
  • Boomer TP, Larkin K, Duncan LR, Fernandes CF, Fiellin LE. A serious video game targeting HIV testing and counseling: A randomized controlled trial. J Adolesc Health. 2024 Feb;74(2):252-259. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2023.08.016. PMID: 37815773.
  • Patel SV, Cance JD, Bonar EE, Carter PM, Dickerson DL, Fiellin LE, Fernandes CSF, Palimaru AI, Boomer TMP, Saldana L, Singh RR, Tinius E, Walton MA, Youn S, Young S, Philbrick S, Lambdin BH. Accelerating solutions for the overdose crisis: An effectiveness-implementation hybrid protocol for the HEAL Prevention Cooperative. Prev Sci. 2023 Oct;24(Suppl 1):40-49. doi: 10.1007/s11121-022-01465-2. PMID: 36399222; PMCID: PMC9673891.
  • Cance JD, Adams ET, D'Amico EJ, Palimaru A, Fernandes CSF, Fiellin LE, Bonar EE, Walton MA, Komro KA, Knight D, Knight K, Rao V, Youn S, Saavedra L, Ridenour TA, Deeds B. Leveraging the full continuum of care to prevent opioid use disorder. Prev Sci. 2023 Oct;24(Suppl 1):30-39. doi: 10.1007/s11121-023-01545-x. PMID: 37261635.
  • Yule AM, Fernandes CF, Stormshak EA, Yang Y, Shelley L, Fiellin LE, Larkin K, Ridenour TA, Saavedra LM, Kelleher K, Feng X, Walton MA, Bonar EE. Multidisciplinary strategies for preventing opioid misuse and escalation by targeting mental health symptoms and conditions. Prev Sci. 2023 Oct;24(Suppl 1):77-87. doi: 10.1007/s11121-023-01556-8. PMID: 37266870; PMCID: PMC10236392.
  • Pendergrass Boomer TM, Hoerner LA, Fernandes CF, Maslar A, Aiudi S, Kyriakides TC, Fiellin LE. A digital health game to prevent opioid misuse and promote mental health in adolescents in school-based health settings: Protocol for the PlaySmart game randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2023 Sep 8;18(9):e0291298. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0291298. PMID: 37683047; PMCID: PMC10490848.
  • Bteddini DS, LeLaurin JH, Chi X, Hall JM, Theis RP, Gurka MJ, Lee JH, Mobley EM, Khalil GE, Polansky CJ, Kellner AM, Fahnlander AM, Kelder SH, Fiellin LE, Gutter MS, Shenkman EA, Salloum RG. Mixed methods evaluation of vaping and tobacco product use prevention interventions among youth in the Florida 4-H program. Addict Behav. 2023 Jun;141:107637. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2023.107637. PMID: 36753933.
  • Aneni K, Gomati de la Vega I, Jiao MG, Funaro MC, Fiellin LE. Evaluating the validity of game-based assessments measuring cognitive function among children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Prog Brain Res. 2023;279:1-36. doi: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2023.02.002. Epub 2023 Mar 14. PMID: 37661161.
  • Hieftje KD, Fernandes CF, Lin IH, Fiellin LE. Effectiveness of a web-based tobacco product use prevention videogame intervention on young adolescents' beliefs and knowledge.┬áSubst Abus. 2019 Dec 11:1-7. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1691128. PMID: 31825759.
  • Pentz MA, Hieftje KD, Pendergrass TM, Brito SA, Liu M, Arora T, Tindle HA, Krishnan-Sarin S, Fiellin LE. A videogame intervention for tobacco product use prevention in adolescents. Addict Behav. 2019 Apr; 91:188-192.doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.11.016. PMID: 30477819.
  • Camenga DR, Fiellin LE, Pendergrass T, Miller E, Pentz MA, Hieftje K. Adolescents' perceptions of flavored tobacco products, including E-cigarettes: A qualitative study to inform FDA tobacco education efforts through videogames. Addict Behav. 2018 Jul;82:189-194. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.03.021. PMID: 29573891; PMCID: PMC6699146.
  • Duncan LR, Hieftje KD, Pendergrass TM, Sawyer BG, Fiellin LE. Preliminary investigation of a videogame prototype for cigarette and marijuana prevention in adolescents. Subst Abus. 2018 March;39(3):275-279. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1437862. PMID: 29425481; PMCID: PMC6085155.
  • Fiellin LE, Hieftje KD, Pendergrass TM, Kyriakides TC, Duncan LR, Dziura JD, Sawyer BG, Mayes L, Crusto CA, Forsyth BW, Fiellin DA. Video game intervention for sexual risk reduction in minority adolescents: Randomized controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2017;19(9):e314. PMCID: PMC5625130.
  • Fiellin LE, Kyriakides TC, Hieftje KD, Pendergrass TM, Duncan LR, Dziura JD, Sawyer BG, Fiellin DA. The design and implementation of a randomized controlled trial of a risk reduction and human immunodeficiency virus prevention videogame intervention in minority adolescents: PlayForward: Elm City Stories. Clin Trials. 2016 Aug;13(4):400-8. doi: 10.1177/1740774516637871. PMID: 27013483; PMCID: PMC4942329.
  • Pendergrass TM, Hieftje K, Crusto CA, Montanaro E, Fiellin LE. If we build it, will they come? A qualitative study of key stakeholder opinions on the implementation of a videogame intervention for risk reduction in adolescents. Games Health J. 2016 Aug;5(4):279-85. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2015.0092. PMID: 27336205; PMCID: PMC4991582.
  • Montanaro E, Fiellin LE, Fakhouri T, Kyriakides TC, Duncan LR. Using videogame apps to assess gains in adolescents' substance use knowledge: New opportunities for evaluating intervention exposure and content mastery. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Oct 28;17(10):e245. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4377. PMID: 26510775; PMCID: PMC4642786.
  • Duncan LR, Hieftje KD, Culyba S, Fiellin LE. Game playbooks: Tools to guide multidisciplinary teams in developing videogame-based behavior change interventions. Transl Behav Med. 2014 Mar;4(1):108-16. doi: 10.1007/s13142-013-0246-8. PMID: 24653781; PMCID: PMC3958589.
  • Hieftje K, Duncan LR, Fiellin LE. Novel methods to collect meaningful data from adolescents for the development of health interventions. Health Promot Pract. 2014 Sep;15(5):714-22. doi: 10.1177/1524839914521211. PMID: 24519998; PMCID: PMC4267885.
  • Camenga DR, Hieftje KD, Fiellin LE, Edelman EJ, Rosenthal MS, Duncan LR. The use of message framing to promote sexual risk reduction in young adolescents: A pilot exploratory study. Health Educ Res. 2014 Apr;29(2):360-6. doi: 10.1093/her/cyt156. PMID: 24452229; PMCID: PMC3959207.