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

PhD, Harvard University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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. She is also one of the PIs of the Veterans Access Research Consortium. Much of her work on VA patient-facing technologies has focused on the My HealtheVet personal health record and patient portal and its features such as Secure Messaging, and patient self-management support through SMS text 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

Boston University
Evans Center for Implementation & Improvement Sciences

2012-2017 Department of Veterans Affairs: Health Services Research and Development Career Development Award

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  1. Martinez RN, Smith BM, Etingen B, Houston TK, Shimada SL, Amante DJ, Patterson A, Richardson LM, Vandenberg G, Cutrona SL, Quintiliani LM, Frisbee KL, Hogan TP. Health-Related Goal Setting and Achievement Among Veterans with High Technology Adoption. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 May 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33963510
  2. Blok AC, Amante DJ, Hogan TP, Sadasivam RS, Shimada SL, Woods S, Nazi KM, Houston TK. Impact of Patient Access to Online VA Notes on Healthcare Utilization and Clinician Documentation: a Retrospective Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 03; 36(3):592-599. PMID: 33443693; PMCID: PMC7947092; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-06304-0;
  3. Shimada SL, Zocchi MS, Hogan TP, Kertesz SG, Rotondi AJ, Butler JM, Knight SJ, DeLaughter K, Kleinberg F, Nicklas J, Nazi KM, Houston TK. Impact of Patient-Clinical Team Secure Messaging on Communication Patterns and Patient Experience: Randomized Encouragement Design Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2020 11 18; 22(11):e22307. PMID: 33206052; PMCID: PMC7710447; DOI: 10.2196/22307;
  4. Etingen B, Amante DJ, Martinez RN, Smith BM, Shimada SL, Richardson L, Patterson A, Houston TK, Frisbee KL, Hogan TP. Supporting the Implementation of Connected Care Technologies in the Veterans Health Administration: Cross-Sectional Survey Findings from the Veterans Engagement with Technology Collaborative (VET-C) Cohort. J Particip Med. 2020 Sep 30; 12(3):e21214. PMID: 33044944; PMCID: PMC7557445; DOI: 10.2196/21214;
  5. 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; PMCID: PMC7511871; DOI: 10.2196/19527;
  6. Connolly SL, Hogan TP, Shimada SL, Miller CJ. Leveraging Implementation Science to Understand Factors Influencing Sustained Use of Mental Health Apps: a Narrative Review. J Technol Behav Sci. 2020 Sep 07; 1-13. PMID: 32923580; PMCID: PMC7476675; DOI: 10.1007/s41347-020-00165-4;
  7. Dryden EM, Hyde JK, Wormwood JB, Wu J, Calloway R, Cutrona SL, Elwyn G, Fix GM, Orner MB, Shimada SL, Bokhour BG. Assessing Patients' Perceptions of Clinician Communication: Acceptability of Brief Point-of-Care Surveys in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 10; 35(10):2990-2999.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32748346; PMCID: PMC7572926; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-06062-z;
  8. 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; PMCID: PMC7395248; DOI: 10.2196/17744;
  9. Connolly SL, Etingen B, Shimada SL, Hogan TP, Nazi K, Stroupe K, Smith BM. Patient portal use among veterans with depression: Associations with symptom severity and demographic characteristics. J Affect Disord. 2020 10 01; 275:255-259. PMID: 32734917
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC7572993; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-05834-x;
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Health Information Technology
Quality Improvement
Disparities, Healthcare
Communication Research
Health Information, Consumer
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