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CSHIIP Leadership | Stephanie L. Taylor, PhD, MPH



Stephanie Taylor, PhD, MPH

Stephanie L. Taylor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Director, VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Core Investigator


Email: Stephanie.Taylor8@va.gov


Dr. Stephanie Taylor serves as an Associate Director of the VA GLA HSR&D COIN and as Director of the Complementary and Integrative Health Evaluation Center, a QUERI Partnered Evaluation Initiative.  As a medical sociologist and health services researcher, she has over 20 years’ experience in evaluation, environmental and organizational influences on health and health care, and implementation, with additional expertise in complementary and integrative health, patient safety and women’s health. She is also a UCLA Adjunct Associate Professor.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS – Complementary and Integrative Health

Taylor SL, Giannitrapani K, Yuan A, Marshall N. What Patients and Providers Want to Know About Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. August 2017.  

Solloway M, Taylor SL, Miake-Lye IM, Beroes JM, Shanman R, Booth MJ, Siroka AM, Shekelle PG, Hempel S. An evidence map of the effect of Tai Chi on health outcomes. Systematic Reviews. 2016. Jul 27; 5(1):126. PMID: 27460789. Available at https://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/esp/taichi.cfm

Taylor SL; Elwy AR. Integrative Medicine for Veterans and Military Members. Medical Care. Dec. 2014; 52(12), Supp5: S1-4. PMID: 25397816

Serpa JG; Taylor SL; Tillisch K. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Reduces Anxiety, Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Veterans. Medical Care. Dec. 2014; 52(12), Supp5: S19-24. PMID: 25397818

Elwy AR, Johnston JM, Bormann JE, Hull A, Taylor SL. Systematic Scoping Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Mind-Body Practices to Improve the Health of Veterans and Military Personnel. Medical Care. Dec. 2014; 52(12), Supp5: S70-82. PMID: 25397827.

Hempel, S., Taylor, S. L., Marshall, N. J., Miake-Lye, I. M., Beroes, J. M., Shanman, R., Solloway, M. R., Shekelle, P. G. Evidence Map of Mindfulness. Washington (DC): Evidence Map of Mindfulness Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 2014 Oct. PMID: 25577939. Available at https://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/esp/cam_mindfulness.cfm

Hempel, S., Taylor, S. L., Solloway, M., Miake-Lye, I. M., Beroes, J. M., Shanman, R., Booth, M. J., Siroka, A. M., Shekelle, P. G. Evidence Map of Acupuncture. Washington (DC): Dept of Veterans Affairs; 2014 Jan PMID: 24575449. Available at https://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/esp/acupuncture.cfm


Scandrett KG, Anichini MA, Berdes C, Estabrook S, Boockvar K, Saliba D, Emanuel L, Taylor SL. Patient Safety in the Nursing Home: How Nursing Staff Assess and Communicate About Change in Condition. J Geron Nursing, 2012:38(11):1-10. PMID: 23066680

Taylor SL, Dy S, Foy R, Hempel S, McDonald KM, Pronovost PJ, Øvretveit J, Rubenstein LV, Wachter RM, and Shekelle PG.  What context features are important determinants of the effectiveness of patient safety practice interventions? BMJ Qual Saf, 2011;20(7):611-7.  PMID: 21617166

Dy SM, Taylor SL, Carr LH, Foy R, Pronovost PJ, Øvretveit J, Wachter RM, Rubenstein LV, Hempel S, McDonald KM, Shekelle PG. A framework for classifying patient safety practices: Results from an expert consensus process. BMJ Qual Saf, 2011; 20(7):618-24. PMID: 21610267

Shekelle PG, Pronovost PJ, Wachter RM, Taylor SL, Dy S, Foy R, Hempel S, McDonald KM, Ovretveit J, Rubenstein LV, Adams AS, Angood PB, Bates DW, Bickman L, Carayon P, Sir Donaldson L, Duan N, Farley DP, Greenhalgh T, Haughom J, Lake ET, Lohr KN, Meyer GS, Miller MR, Neuhauser DB, Ryan GW, Saint S, Shojania KG, Shortell SM, Stevens DP, Walshe K. Advancing the Science of Patient Safety.  Annals of Internal Medicine, 2011;154(10):693-6. PMID: 21576538

Taylor SL, Ridgely S, Greenberg MD, Sorbero ME, Teleki SS, Damberg CL, Farley DO. Experiences of AHRQ-Funded Projects That Implemented Practices for Safer Patient Care.  Health Services Research. 2009; 44(2, part II): 665-683. PMID: 21456110


Last Updated: October 2017