Mobile Health & Precision Medicine: The Science, the Future, & Duke
Ryan J. Shaw, PhD, RN is an Associate Professor at the Duke University Schools of Nursing and Medicine. He is also the Faculty Director of the Duke Mobile App Gateway - an initiative of the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute.
Prof. Shaw works with teams of scientists and clinicians from Duke's Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Engineering 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. He identifies and optimizes 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.
His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, among others. Dr. Shaw is an ad-hoc reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, has been featured in local and national media, and has presented to national and international audiences. Lastly, he is a guest member of the mHealth Working Group of the Genomics Roundtable, at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.