Shannon Wiltsey Stirman graduated from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, and received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed an internship at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, and 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. 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. Stirman transitioned to the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD and joined the Stanford faculty in 2016. She serves on the boards of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration and the American Psychological Association (as of January, 2019), and as the Senior Leader for the ABCT Dissemination and Implementation Special Interest Group. She has also served as IRI and TIDIRC expert faculty.
Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Canadian Institute for Health Research. Currently, she is working on two NIMH-funded projects, one that compares strategies to support the improved and sustained delivery of an evidence-based treatment for PTSD, and another that aims to identify scalable, reliable strategies to assess fidelity and quality of cognitive behavioral therapies. Details about these studies can be found on the FAST Lab website: http://med.stanford.edu/fastlab.html. Both of these studies involve collaborations with IRI fellows, and are evidence of the wonderful opportunities to build professional networks through IRI. Additionally, Dr. Stirman collaborates on projects led by a number of IRI fellows and has been working with IRI fellows to develop and refine the Framework for Reporting Adaptations and Modifications-Expanded (FRAME), based on a 2013 framework (Stirman, Miller, Toder, & Calloway, 2013).