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
- Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
- Member of Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine
- Office Location: 307 Trent Dr., DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
- Office Phone: (919) 684-9434
- Email Address: email@example.com
- Ph.D. Duke University School of Nursing, 2012
Research InterestsDigital health
Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
chronic illness management
- NURSING 574: Directed Scholarship
- NURSING 575: Independent Study
- NURSING 715: Database Systems in Healthcare: Design, Management, and Connectivity
- NURSING 902: Quantitative Research Designs
- NURSING 975: DNP Project
In the News
- How You Can Help Scientists Better Understand COVID Variants With Wearable Devices (Jan 27, 2022 | Duke MEDx)
- Meet the Newly Tenured Faculty of 2021 (Sep 21, 2021 | Office of Faculty Advancement)
- A COVID-19 Study for Early Detection Expands to Reach New Communities (Jun 15, 2020 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- Using Smartphones in the Effort for Early Detection of COVID-19 (Apr 8, 2020 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- New School of Nursing Maker Space to Encourage Collaborative Health Innovation (Mar 11, 2020 | School of Nursing)
- The Power of Pokemon (Jul 25, 2016 | the News & Observer)
- Walking speed, tracked by new Duke app, can serve as health indicator (May 11, 2016 | The News & Observer)
- Technological Gadgets Can't Change Human Behavior (Nov 26, 2014 | the Albany Times Union)
- Ryan Jeffrey Shaw: Technological gadgets cannot change human behavior (Nov 26, 2014 | Albany Times Union)
- Nursing Faculty Tests Google Glass Use in Patient Care (Jun 12, 2014)
- 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].
- 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].