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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

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 Dr. Stephanie L. Taylor serves as an Associate Director.  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 medicine, women’s health and patient safety. She is also a RAND Adjunct Social Scientist.


  • Taylor SL, Elwy AR. Complimentary and alternative medicien for US veterans and active duty military personnel: Promising steps to improve their health. 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 SL, Marshall NJ, Miake-Lye IM, Beroes JM, Shanman R, Solloway MR, Shekelle PG. Evidence Map of Mindfulness. Washington (DC): Evidence Map of Mindfulness Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 2014 Oct. PMID: 25577939. Available at
  • Hempel S, Taylor SL, Solloway M, Miake-Lye IM, Beroes JM, Shanman R, Shekelle PG. Evidence Map of Tai Chi. Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 2014 Sep. PMID: 25392900. Available at
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kahn KL, Ryan GW, Beckett M, Taylor S, Berrebi C, Cho M, Quiter E, Fremont A, and Pincus H.  Bridging the Gap between Basic Science and Clinical Practice: A Role for Community Clinicians.  Implementation Science, 2011; 6:34.  PMID: 21463516
  • Taylor SL, Collins R, Elliott MN, Ringel J, Kanouse DE, and Beckman R. The Relationships Between States’ DUI Policies and HIV-Positive Persons’ Drinking. AIDS and Behavior. 2010, 14 (4):870.  PMID: 19115102
  • 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: July 22, 2015