Stephanie Shimada, PhD, is a Research Health Scientist at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), a Veterans Health Administration Research Center of Innovation, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Informatics and Implementation Science, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School. 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. Her portfolio of patient-facing technologies has included the VA My HealtheVet patient portal and its features such as Secure Messaging, use of SMS texting for self-management support for patients living with chronic illnesses, and VA telehealth. 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). She is the past recipient of a VA Career Development Award.