Claudia-Santi Fernandes

play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games/Schell Games

Claudia-Santi Fernandes

play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games/Schell Games

Biography

Claudia-Santi F. Fernandes, Ed.D., LPC, MCHES, NCC is an educator and associate research scientist at the play2PREVENT Lab of the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games. The Lab focuses on designing, developing, and evaluating novel videogame interventions that promote healthy behaviors. She is also a mental health & wellness practitioner with over 15 years of experience in public schools, clinical settings, and research institutions where she developed a compelling interest in school support services including videogame interventions. Other research interests include: 1) evidence-based school interventions that improve adolescent mental health & wellness and student performance, and 2) the translation of policies into practice. She received her bachelor’s from Villanova University, master’s degree from New York University, and doctorate from Columbia University, Teachers College. Her favorite videogame is Tetris !