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 1/22/2024

    Haderlein TP, Guzman-Clark J, Dardashti NS, McMahon N, Duran EL, Haun JN, Robinson SA, Blok AC, Cutrona SL, Lindsay JA, Armstrong CM, Nazi KM, Shimada SL, Wilck NR, Reilly E, Kuhn E, Hogan TP. Improving Veteran Engagement with Virtual Care Technologies: a Veterans Health Administration State of the Art Conference Research Agenda. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Feb; 39(Suppl 1):21-28. PMID: 38252243.

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  • Published on 1/22/2024

    Robinson SA, Shimada SL, Zocchi MS, Etingen B, Smith B, McMahon N, Cutrona SL, Harmon JS, Wilck NR, Hogan TP. Factors Associated with Veteran Self-Reported Use of Digital Health Devices. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Feb; 39(Suppl 1):79-86. PMID: 38252248.

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  • Published on 9/29/2023

    Robinson SA, Shimada SL, Sliwinski SK, Wiener RS, Moy ML. Stakeholder Perceptions of a Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention for COPD: A Mixed-Methods Study. J Clin Med. 2023 Sep 29; 12(19). PMID: 37834938.

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  • Published on 9/13/2023

    Bamonti PM, Perndorfer C, Robinson SA, Mongiardo MA, Wan ES, Moy ML. Depression Symptoms and Physical Activity in Veterans With COPD: Insights From a Web-Based, Pedometer-Mediated Physical Activity Intervention. Ann Behav Med. 2023 Sep 13; 57(10):855-865. PMID: 37260290.

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  • Published on 8/24/2023

    Robinson SA, Moy ML, Ney JP. Value of Information Analysis of a Web-Based Self-Management Intervention for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Telemed J E Health. 2024 Feb; 30(2):518-526. PMID: 37615601.

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  • Published on 8/4/2023

    Mukund AX, Tycko J, Allen SJ, Robinson SA, Andrews C, Sinha J, Ludwig CH, Spees K, Bassik MC, Bintu L. High-throughput functional characterization of combinations of transcriptional activators and repressors. Cell Syst. 2023 Sep 20; 14(9):746-763.e5. PMID: 37543039.

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  • Published on 6/20/2023

    Dodge JR, Youles B, Caldararo J, Sears ED, Caverly TJ, Michael Ho P, Shimada SL, Kaboli P, Albright K, Robinson SA, McNeal DM, Damschroder L, Saini SD, Adams MA. Engaging Operational Partners Is Critical for Successful Implementation of Research Products: a Coincidence Analysis of Access-Related Projects in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jul; 38(Suppl 3):923-930. PMID: 37340262.

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  • Published on 5/11/2023

    Robinson SA, Bamonti P, Richardson CR, Kadri R, Moy ML. Rural disparities impact response to a web-based physical activity self-management intervention in COPD: A secondary analysis. J Rural Health. 2024 Jan; 40(1):140-150. PMID: 37166231.

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  • Published on 4/19/2023

    Bamonti PM, Robinson SA, Finer E, Kadri R, Gagnon D, Richardson CR, Moy ML. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Access and Adherence to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intervention (CAPRI): Protocol for a randomized controlled trial and adaptations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Jun; 129:107203. PMID: 37084881.

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  • Published on 3/23/2023

    Robinson SA, Zocchi M, Purington C, Am L, DeLaughter K, Vimalananda VG, Netherton D, Ash AS, Hogan TP, Shimada SL. Secure Messaging for Diabetes Management: Content Analysis. JMIR Diabetes. 2023 Mar 23; 8:e40272. PMID: 36951903.

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