I am an Associate Professor and Digital Health Scientist at Duke University. I am the Faculty Director for Duke University’s Mobile App Gateway and am the creator and Director of our Health Innovation Lab.
I work with teams of scientists and clinicians to advance the field of precision health through the use of mobile technologies, known as ‘Mobile Health’ — the collection and dissemination of health information using mobile and sensing technologies. These technologies afford researchers, clinicians, and patients a rich stream of real-time information about individuals’ environment, and biophysical and behavioral health in their everyday lives. Our goals are to identify and optimize novel, useful methods of collecting, visualizing, and disseminating healthcare data to (1) better inform our understanding of human disease and (2) improve patient and clinical decision-making.
I work with faculty and students at Duke’s Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Engineering to integrate mobile technologies into first-generation care delivery systems. I was one of the first scientists to publish that patients could feasibly use multiple mobile technologies to manage their health. Additionally, I’ve conducted foundational clinical trials to explore how patients and clinicians use mobile health for self-management and care delivery. My work is funded by private and government organizations, including the US National Institutes of Health.
If you’d like to learn more, check out my article “Mobile Health Technology for Personalized Primary Care Medicine“.
Our Health Innovation Lab is used as an accelerator to test new technologies and care delivery processes in both real and simulated clinical environments. Our space includes a 14,000 square foot simulated hospital that is used for R&D. Research from the lab has led to internal and external funding, product licensing, and company formation.
Ryan J. Shaw, PhD, RN is an Associate Professor at Duke University. He holds the Elizabeth C. Clipp Term Chair of Nursing. He is faculty at the Duke University School of Nursing and the Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine. He has collaborative appointments at the Duke Center for Health Informatics and MEDx – Duke’s Medicine & Engineering Initiative.
In 2017 he was awarded the Emerging Nurse Researcher Award for North America by the International Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.
Education and Training
- Duke University School of Nursing, Ph.D. 2012
Selected Grants and Awards
- NRI: INT: Customizing Semi-Autonomous Nursing Robots using Human Expertise
- Technology-Mediated Symptom Management in Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Care
- Increasing uptake of behavioral weight loss programs among primary care patients
- Line Snugglers
- From Episodic to Real-Time Care in Diabetes Self-Management
- Incentivizing behavior change skills to promote weight loss
- A Three-Month RCT to Sustain Weigh-Loss among Obese Persons through Tailored SMS