Ryan Shaw


Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

I lead teams that discover how patient generated health data can be integrated into care delivery models and electronic health records to manage and improve health outcomes for patients with complex chronic illnesses. This includes data from wearables, sensors and devices that monitor and augment patient care.

I am the Director of the Duke University School of Nursing's Health Innovation Lab. Adjacent to Duke Hospital, the lab provides a space for entrepreneurship, product development and testing, and modeling and testing new care delivery processes.

My program of research is funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), and previously by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), among others. I also teach classes in health informatics and research methods, and mentors 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

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 307 Trent Dr., DUMC 3322, 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
Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
health informatics
chronic illness management

Courses Taught

  • NURSING 574: Directed Scholarship
  • NURSING 575: Independent Study
  • NURSING 715: Database Systems in Healthcare: Design, Management, and Connectivity
  • NURSING 725: Synthesis of Specialty Practice, Informatics
  • NURSING 902: Quantitative Research Designs
  • 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].
  • 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].