Stephanie Alayne Robinson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Stephanie Robinson


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.


  • Brandeis University, PhD
  • Catholic University of America, MA
  • Elon University, BA


  • Published on 2/9/2022

    Robinson SA, Moy ML. Promoting Exercise Training Remotely. Life (Basel). 2022 Feb 09; 12(2). PMID: 35207549.

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  • Published on 12/9/2021

    Reilly ED, Robinson SA, Petrakis BA, Gardner MM, Wiener RS, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Quigley KS. Mobile Intervention to Improve Sleep and Functional Health of Veterans With Insomnia: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Form Res. 2021 Dec 09; 5(12):e29573. PMID: 34889746.

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  • Published on 11/19/2021

    Robinson SA, Netherton D, Zocchi M, Purington C, Ash AS, Shimada SL. Differences in Secure Messaging, Self-management, and Glycemic Control Between Rural and Urban Patients: Secondary Data Analysis. JMIR Diabetes. 2021 Nov 19; 6(4):e32320. PMID: 34807834.

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  • Published on 11/8/2021

    Mongiardo MA, Robinson SA, Finer EB, Cruz Rivera PN, Goldstein RL, Moy ML. The Effect of a web-based physical activity intervention on COPD knowledge: A secondary cohort study. Respir Med. 2021 12; 190:106677. PMID: 34775350.

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  • Published on 9/18/2021

    Zocchi MS, Robinson SA, Ash AS, Vimalananda VG, Wolfe HL, Hogan TP, Connolly SL, Stewart MT, Am L, Netherton D, Shimada SL. Patient portal engagement and diabetes management among new portal users in the Veterans Health Administration. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 09 18; 28(10):2176-2183. PMID: 34339500.

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  • Published on 8/31/2021

    Robinson SA, Cooper JA, Goldstein RL, Polak M, Cruz Rivera PN, Gagnon DR, Samuelson A, Moore S, Kadri R, Richardson CR, Moy ML. A randomised trial of a web-based physical activity self-management intervention in COPD. ERJ Open Res. 2021 Jul; 7(3). PMID: 34476247.

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  • Published on 7/15/2021

    Raphaely RA, Mongiardo MA, Goldstein RL, Robinson SA, Wan ES, Moy ML. Pain in Veterans with COPD: relationship with physical activity and exercise capacity. BMC Pulm Med. 2021 Jul 15; 21(1):238. PMID: 34266401.

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  • Published on 2/24/2021

    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 11; 27(11):1288-1292. PMID: 33625893.

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  • Published on 9/9/2020

    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. PMID: 32902390.

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  • Published on 7/17/2020

    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. PMID: 32706679.

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