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Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, PhD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. After an internship at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, she returned to Philadelphia for postdoctoral training, where she received an NIMH-funded K99/R00 award to study implementation and sustainability of CBT in a partnership between Penn and the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and disAbility Services to implement cognitive therapy across the city’s network of providers. In 2009, Dr. Wiltsey-Stirman joined the Women's Health Sciences Division of the VA National Center for PTSD and the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University. She was a Fellow of the NIMH and VA-funded Implementation Research Institute, and later served as an expert faculty member. In 2015, Dr. Wiltsey-Stirman transitioned to the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD and joined the Stanford faculty in 2016. Currently she is the co-lead of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science's Mental Health Innovation and Technology Hub and co-developer of Pause a Moment, a digital well-being program for healthcare workers who experience COVID-10 stressors ( She served on the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Association and as the Chair of the Established Network of Expertise for the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration. She was awarded the Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy's Mid-Career Innovator award in 2018. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, VA QUERI, private foundations, and the Canadian Institute for Health Research.