Stephanie A. Robinson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

PhD, Brandeis University
MA, Catholic University of America

I am a research psychologist and health services researcher. My work is focused on evaluating and implementing accessible, patient-facing technologies to promote self-management behaviors, such as physical activity, in patients with chronic disease. I am specifically interested in understanding how to leverage technology to expand access to pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with COPD who cannot attend conventional, in-person programs. My PhD is in social developmental psychology, where my research was focused on understanding mechanisms between psychosocial determinants (e.g., self-efficacy) and healthy behaviors (e.g., physical activity), and how these relationships vary across the lifespan. I completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Health Services Research at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, where I am currently an investigator.

2019 Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation ATS Abstract Scholarship
2018 Elon University: “Top 10 Under 10” Alumni Awards
2016 Featured Member of the Gerontological Society of America
2015 Suzanne Feld Zalk Memorial Endowed Fellow
2010 Pi Gamma Mu, Social Sciences Honor Society
2010 Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society
2010 Undergraduate Research Program Travel Grant
2010 Undergraduate Research Program Research Grant

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  1. Ney JP, Robinson SA, Richardson CR, Moy ML. Can Technology-Based Physical Activity Programs for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Be Cost-Effective? Telemed J E Health. 2021 Feb 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33625893
  2. Robinson SA, Wan ES, Shimada SL, Richardson CR, Moy ML. Age and Attitudes Towards an Internet-Mediated, Pedometer-Based Physical Activity Intervention for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Secondary Analysis. JMIR Aging. 2020 Sep 09; 3(2):e19527.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32902390
  3. Stewart MT, Hogan TP, Nicklas J, Robinson SA, Purington CM, Miller CJ, Vimalananda VG, Connolly SL, Wolfe HL, Nazi KM, Netherton D, Shimada SL. The Promise of Patient Portals for Individuals Living With Chronic Illness: Qualitative Study Identifying Pathways of Patient Engagement. J Med Internet Res. 2020 07 17; 22(7):e17744.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32706679
  4. Stieger M, Robinson SA, Bisson AN, Lachman ME. The Relationship of Personality and Behavior Change in a Physical Activity Intervention: The Role of Conscientiousness and Healthy Neuroticism. Pers Individ Dif. 2020 Nov 01; 166. PMID: 32831447
  5. Robinson SA, Zocchi MS, Netherton D, Ash A, Purington CM, Connolly SL, Vimalananda VG, Hogan TP, Shimada SL. Secure Messaging, Diabetes Self-management, and the Importance of Patient Autonomy: a Mixed Methods Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 10; 35(10):2955-2962.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32440998
  6. Robinson SA, Lachman ME. Daily Control Beliefs and Cognition: The Mediating Role of Physical Activity. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2020 03 09; 75(4):772-782. PMID: 29982815
  7. Sullivan Bisson AN, Robinson SA, Lachman ME. Walk to a better night of sleep: testing the relationship between physical activity and sleep. Sleep Health. 2019 10; 5(5):487-494. PMID: 31358470; DOI: 10.1016/j.sleh.2019.06.003;
  8. Reilly ED, Robinson SA, Petrakis BA, Kuhn E, Pigeon WR, Wiener RS, McInnes DK, Quigley KS. Mobile App Use for Insomnia Self-Management: Pilot Findings on Sleep Outcomes in Veterans. Interact J Med Res. 2019 Jul 24; 8(3):e12408.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31342904
  9. Robinson SA, Shimada SL, Quigley KS, Moy ML. A web-based physical activity intervention benefits persons with low self-efficacy in COPD: results from a randomized controlled trial. J Behav Med. 2019 Dec; 42(6):1082-1090.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30980223
  10. Robinson SA, Bisson AN, Hughes ML, Ebert J, Lachman ME. Time for change: using implementation intentions to promote physical activity in a randomised pilot trial. Psychol Health. 2019 02; 34(2):232-254. PMID: 30596272; DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2018.1539487;
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