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Fred Dillon


Senior Director, Strategy & Design / Staff

As senior director of strategy and design, Fred Dillon leads staff and external partners to develop technology solutions that improve the health and well-being of teens and young adults. Using a combination of human-centered design and behavioral science, he works closely with the research and design teams to create products that have a meaningful and measurable impact on the lives of young people. He leads the strategy team in designing products that not only work on improving health outcomes but also have the potential for significant scale and distribution. He currently leads the team working with Nurse-Family Partnership to modernize their existing delivery model through design and technology innovation.

Fred has more than 20 years of public policy, communications, and product development experience. Prior to joining Hopelab, he worked for over a decade at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, ultimately serving as the Director for Public Policy and Communications, where he led the agency’s advocacy efforts for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk for HIV infection. Fred is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied Social Welfare and Public Policy.

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As a proud partner with It Gets Better’s mission to uplift and inspire the LGBTQ+ community globally, it was a tremendous privilege to chat with this vibrant and remarkable set of youth leaders, who are paving the way for their Gen Z community.

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Behavior Change

Research indicates that interventions in childhood can reduce long-term health and social costs.

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Behavior Change

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Mental Health

How might we use mobile to foster healthy connections between ourselves, even if it means putting our phones down?

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