Ryan Shaw

Ryan Shaw

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

Ryan Shaw leads interdisciplinary teams focused on integrating patient-generated health data and emerging technologies into innovative care delivery models. These models are designed for patients with complex chronic illnesses and include data from wearables, sensors, and medical devices that interface with electronic health records (EHRs). His work has been supported by funding from institutions like the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) 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, he oversees a space for entrepreneurship, product development and testing, and modeling care delivery processes. Additionally, he teaches classes in health informatics and research methods, and mentors students to become the next generation of health scientists and clinicians.

Dr. Shaw's work is shaping the future of healthcare through the integration of technology and patient-centered data in nursing practice and education.

He currently co-leads three NIH-funded projects:
EXTEND (Grant R01NR019594): extend.nursing.duke.edu
Log2lose (Grant U24HL150227): log2lose.com
Nurse-LEADS (Grant T32NR021171)

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 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].