Ryan Shaw

Ryan Shaw

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

I lead teams that discover how to integrate patient generated health data and emerging technologies into novel care delivery models for patients with complex chronic illnesses. This includes data from wearables, sensors and devices that monitor and augment patient care and interface with electronic health records (EHRs). With these tools I engineer equitable care models that capitalize on the growing digital health infrastructure of health systems and society.

My program of research is funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as previously by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), among others.

As the Director of Duke University School of Nursing's Health Innovation Lab, located adjacent to Duke Hospital, I oversee a space for entrepreneurship, product development and testing, as well as modeling and evaluating care delivery processes.

Additionally, I teach classes in health informatics and research methods, and mentor students to become the next generation of health scientists and clinicians.

I currently co-lead two NIH-funded clinical trials:
EXTEND (grant R01NR019594): extend.nursing.duke.edu
Log2lose (grant: U24HL150227): log2lose.com

Appointments and Affiliations

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

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 307 Trent Dr., DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: +1 919 684 9434
  • Email Address: ryan.shaw@duke.edu


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

Research Interests

Digital health
Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
health informatics
chronic illness management

Courses Taught

  • NURSING 975: DNP Scholarly Project
  • NURSING 902: Quantitative Research Designs
  • NURSING 715: Database Systems in Healthcare: Design, Management, and Connectivity
  • NURSING 575: Independent Study
  • NURSING 574: Directed Scholarship

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 Uhealth, vol 8 no. 6 (2020) [10.2196/17730] [abs].
  • Shaw, RJ; Steinberg, DM; Bonnet, J; Modarai, F; George, A; Cunningham, T; Mason, M; Shahsahebi, M; Grambow, SC; Bennett, GG; Bosworth, HB, Mobile health devices: will patients actually use them?, J Am Med Inform Assoc, vol 23 no. 3 (2016), pp. 462-466 [10.1093/jamia/ocv186] [abs].
  • Shaw, RJ; Bonnet, JP; Modarai, F; George, A; Shahsahebi, M, Mobile health technology for personalized primary care medicine., Am J Med, vol 128 no. 6 (2015), pp. 555-557 [10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.01.005] [abs].
  • Shaw, RJ; McDuffie, JR; Hendrix, CC; Edie, A; Lindsey-Davis, L; Nagi, A; Kosinski, AS; Williams, JW, Effects of nurse-managed protocols in the outpatient management of adults with chronic conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis., Ann Intern Med, vol 161 no. 2 (2014), pp. 113-121 [10.7326/M13-2567] [abs].
  • Shaw, RJ; Bosworth, HB; Silva, SS; Lipkus, IM; Davis, LL; Sha, RS; Johnson, CM, Mobile health messages help sustain recent weight loss., Am J Med, vol 126 no. 11 (2013), pp. 1002-1009 [10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.07.001] [abs].