The Mobile and Electronic Health ARC looks forward to having Dr. Kimberly Hieftje present at our November 12th virtual seminar. 

Ahead of the Game: Game-based Health Interventions for Adolescents using Immersive Technology

Speaker: Kimberly Hieftje, PhD

Assistant Professor, Yale Pediatrics; Director, play4REAL XR Lab at Yale; Editor-in-Chief, Games for Health Journal

Friday, November 12th, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Join via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 986 4254 6802

Passcode: 768625


About the speaker: 

Kimberly Hieftje, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine, director of the play4REAL XR Lab at Yale, and co-director of XRPeds at Yale. For the past 13 years, her research has focused on the development, evaluation, and implementation of health and education interventions for youth that utilize extended reality (virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) and game technology. Dr. Hieftje has led teams that have developed game interventions focused on topics including e-cigarette, alcohol and tobacco use prevention, HIV/STI prevention and testing, empowering Black teen girls on their sexual health, bystander intervention, LGBTQ bullying, mental health, and school climate. Dr. Hieftje recently completed an NIH/NHLBI-funded K12 Scholarship program in the Yale Scholars in Implementation Science program (YSIS) at the Yale School of Medicine. There, her research focused on better understanding the factors associated with successful implementation of game interventions in schools. Dr. Hieftje is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Games for Health Journal, the premier journal in the field of serious games for health and clinical applications.