Ryan Shaw
Elizabeth C. Clipp Term Chair of Nursing

I am a digital health scientist and health informaticist with a clinical background in nursing. My research focuses on how health data from mobile health and novel sensing technologies can be used in real-time care delivery to improve health outcomes. I work to discover opportunities for integration of these technologies into software applications, including electronic health records, to leverage predictive analytics and forecast patient needs. This includes data from mobile phones (apps, accelerometry, text messaging), wearable and connected devices (phone-tethered glucometers and electrocardiograms, wireless scales, etc.), and other sources including sensors embedded in the environment. With these data I engineer new models of care delivery that capitalize on the emerging digital health infrastructure of health systems and our society.

I am the Faculty Director for Duke University and Duke Health System’s digital health endeavor called the “Mobile App Gateway,” which focuses on translating digital health science into practice. I am also the Director of Duke’s Health Innovation Lab, a 20,000 square foot simulated clinical environment that serves as an interdisciplinary center for developing and testing innovations in technology and patient care delivery. The lab provides a physical space for entrepreneurship, product development and testing, and modeling and testing new care delivery processes.

Current Research Interests

Digital health
mobile technology
health informatics
data science
chronic illness management

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 307 Trent Dr., 1055 Clipp, Durham, NC 27710
  • School of Nursing, 3152, Durham, NC 27710

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