Stephanie L. Shimada, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Harvard University

Stephanie Shimada, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health and a Research Health Scientist at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), a Veterans Health Administration Research Center of Innovation. Dr. Shimada's research focuses on the evaluation and implementation of patient-facing eHealth technologies, with additional interests in quality measurement, patient safety, and disparities in healthcare. Much of her work on patient-facing technologies has focused on the VA My HealtheVet personal health record and patient portal and its features such as Secure Messaging. Dr. Shimada received her PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University and completed her postdoctoral training as a VA Health Services Research Fellow at the Center for Healthcare Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research (CHQOER).

Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

2012-2017 Department of Veterans Affairs: Health Services Research and Development Career Development Award
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  1. Etingen B, Hogan TP, Martinez RN, Shimada S, Stroupe K, Nazi K, Connolly SL, Lipschitz J, Weaver FM, Smith B. How Do Patients with Mental Health Diagnoses Use Online Patient Portals? An Observational Analysis from the Veterans Health Administration. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2019 May 07. PMID: 31065908.
  2. 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 Apr 12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30980223.
  3. Javier SJ, Troszak LK, Shimada SL, McInnes DK, Ohl ME, Avoundjian T, Erhardt TA, Midboe AM. Racial and ethnic disparities in use of a personal health record by veterans living with HIV. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Mar 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30924875.
  4. Abel EA, Shimada SL, Wang K, Ramsey C, Skanderson M, Erdos J, Godleski L, Houston TK, Brandt CA. Dual Use of a Patient Portal and Clinical Video Telehealth by Veterans with Mental Health Diagnoses: Retrospective, Cross-Sectional Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Nov 07; 20(11):e11350. PMID: 30404771.
  5. Wakefield BJ, Turvey CL, Nazi KM, Holman JE, Hogan TP, Shimada SL, Kennedy DR. Psychometric Properties of Patient-Facing eHealth Evaluation Measures: Systematic Review and Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Oct 11; 19(10):e346. PMID: 29021128.
  6. Shimada SL, Petrakis BA, Rothendler JA, Zirkle M, Zhao S, Feng H, Fix GM, Ozkaynak M, Martin T, Johnson SA, Tulu B, Gordon HS, Simon SR, Woods SS. An analysis of patient-provider secure messaging at two Veterans Health Administration medical centers: message content and resolution through secure messaging. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Sep 01; 24(5):942-949.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28371896; DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocx021;.
  7. Houston TK, Fix GM, Shimada SL, Long JA, Gordon HS, Pope C, Volkman J, Allison JJ, DeLaughter K, Orner M, Bokhour BG. African American Veterans Storytelling: A Multisite Randomized Trial to Improve Hypertension. Med Care. 2017 Sep; 55 Suppl 9 Suppl 2:S50-S58.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28806366; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000766;.
  8. McInnes DK, Shimada SL, Midboe AM, Nazi KM, Zhao S, Wu J, Garvey CM, Houston TK. Patient Use of Electronic Prescription Refill and Secure Messaging and Its Association With Undetectable HIV Viral Load: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Feb 15; 19(2):e34.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28202428; DOI: 10.2196/jmir.6932;.
  9. Shimada SL, Allison JJ, Rosen AK, Feng H, Houston TK. Sustained Use of Patient Portal Features and Improvements in Diabetes Physiological Measures. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Jul 01; 18(7):e179.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27369696; PMCID: PMC4947193; DOI: 10.2196/jmir.5663;.
  10. Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Shimada SL, Rivard PE, Nordberg B, Long B, Hoffman JM, Leecaster M, Savitz LA, Shanahan CW, Helwig A, Nebeker JR. Assessing the potential adoption and usefulness of concurrent, action-oriented, electronic adverse drug event triggers designed for the outpatient setting. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2015; 3(1):1116.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25992386; DOI: 10.13063/2327-9214.1116;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Health Information Technology
Quality Improvement
Disparities, Healthcare
Communication Research
Health Information, Consumer
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