Ryan Shaw

Ryan Shaw

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, with tenure

Prof. Shaw engineers new models of care delivery that capitalize on the emerging digital health infrastructure of health systems and society.

He is the Director of the Duke School of Nursing's Health Innovation Lab. Adjacent to Duke University Hospital, the lab provides a space for entrepreneurship, product development, and modeling and testing new care delivery processes. At the Duke School of Medicine, he is the Faculty Lead for the Mobile App Gateway - an entry point for support of digital health and mobile app research and development throughout Duke Health and Duke University.

His program of research and lab are funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), among others. As a scholar, he is published in over 60 peer-reviewed medical, nursing and health informatics journal articles. He also teaches classes in health informatics and mentors students to become the next generation of clinicians and health scientists. 

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, with tenure
  • Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
  • Member of Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine

Contact Information

  • Office Location: School of Nursing, 3152, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-9434
  • Email Address: ryan.shaw@duke.edu


  • Ph.D. Duke University School of Nursing, 2012

Research Interests

Digital health
mobile technology
health informatics
data science
chronic illness management

Courses Taught

  • GLHLTH 396: Connections in Global Health: Interdisciplinary Team Projects
  • GLHLTH 796: Connections in Global Health: Interdisciplinary Team Projects
  • NURSING 574: Directed Scholarship
  • NURSING 715: Database Systems in Healthcare: Design, Management, and Connectivity
  • NURSING 725: Synthesis of Specialty Practice, Informatics
  • NURSING 921: Integrated Research Practicum
  • NURSING 922: Special Readings in School of Nursing
  • NURSING 975: DNP Scholarly Project

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Yang, Q; Hatch, D; Crowley, MJ; Lewinski, AA; Vaughn, J; Steinberg, D; Vorderstrasse, A; Jiang, M; Shaw, RJ, Digital Phenotyping Self-Monitoring Behaviors for Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Observational Study Using Latent Class Growth Analysis., Jmir Mhealth and Uhealth, vol 8 no. 6 (2020) [10.2196/17730] [abs].