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Dr. Kimberly Hieftje

play4REAL Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games
Director
Kimberly Hieftje, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Yale School of Medicine and Deputy Director of the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games, which focuses on the development and evaluation of videogame interventions for health prevention and promotion, behavior change, and education in adolescents and young adults. Dr. Hieftje is also the Director of the play4REAL Lab at the center, which focuses on the use of XR in games. She is currently involved in the development and testing of several health behavior change videogames and has published frequently on developing, evaluating, and implementing serious games.