Eric Shaw, PhD

Shaw, EricEducation

  • BA, Sociology, Spring Arbor University
  • MA, Sociology, Rutgers University
  • PhD, Sociology, Rutgers University
  • Fellow, Grant Generating Project, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Interest

Dr. Shaw’s research has focused on primary care practice transformation. This research has provided insights into how organizational characteristics such as teamwork, communication, trust, and leadership shape ongoing quality improvement efforts and transformation into patient centered medical homes. Another area of interest Dr.Shaw’s is cancer screening and cancer survivorship in the primary care context. This work has taken both organizational-level and patient-level approaches which has yielded important insights for enhancing health service delivery.

Selected Publications

  • Shaw E.K. (2020). The use of online discussion forums and communities for primary care health research. Family Practice, 1-4. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmaa008
  • Lee S.J.C., Jetelina K.K., Marks E., Shaw E.K., Oeffinger K., Cohen D., Santini N.O., Cox J.V., Balasubramanian B.A. (2018). Care coordination for complex cancer survivors in an integrated safety-net system: A study protocol. BMC Cancer, 18, 1204.
  • Robison W., Patel S.K., Mehta A., Senkowski T., Allen J., Shaw E.K., Senkowski C.K. (2018). Can fatigue affect acquisition of new surgical skills? A prospective trial of pre- and post-call general surgery residents using the da Vinci surgical skills simulator. Surgical Endoscopy, 32(3), 1389-96. doi:10.1007/s00464-017-5820-6
  • Friedman A., Howard J., Shaw E.K., Cohen D.J., Shahidi L., Ferrante J.M. (2016). Facilitators and barriers to care coordination in patient-centered medical homes from coordinators-perspectives. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 29(1), 90-101.
  • Ferrante J.M., Friedman A., Shaw E.K., Howard J., Cohen D.J., Shahidi L. (2016). Lessons learned designing and using an online discussion forum for care coordinators in primary care. Qualitative Health Research, 26(13), 1851-1861.
  • Shaw E.K., Ohman-Strickland P., Piasecki A., Hudson S.V., Ferrante J.M., McDaniel R.R., Nutting P.A., Crabtree B.F.  (2013). Effects of facilitated team meetings and learning collaboratives on colorectal cancer screening rates in primary care practices: a cluster randomized trial. Annals of Family Medicine, 11(3), 220-8, S1-8.
  • Shaw E.K., Howard J., Clark E.C., Etz R.S., Arya R., Tallia A.F. (2013). Decision-making processes of patients who use the emergency department for primary care needs. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 24(3), 1288-305.
  • Shaw E.K., Scott J.G., Ferrante J.M. (2013)  The influence of family ties on men’s prostate cancer screening, biopsy, and treatment decisions.  American Journal of Men’s Health, 7(6), 461 – 471.
  • Scott J.G., Shaw E.K., Friedman A., Ferrante J.M. (2013). Emotional consequences of persistently elevated PSA with negative prostate biopsies.  American Journal of Cancer Prevention, 1(1), 4-8.
  • Shaw E.K., Howard J., West D.R., Crabtree B.F., Nease D.E., Tutt B., Nutting P.A. (2012). The role of the champion in primary care change efforts: From the State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP). Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 25(5), 676-685.


  • Care coordination for complex cancer survivors in an integrated safety-net system. National Institutes of Health (NIH). 1 R01 CA203856-01. Sub-Investigator. 04/01/2016-03/31/2021. $3,125,590.
  • Establishing a Center of Excellence on Health Disparities in Rural Populations (NIH). 7P20MD006901-06. Sub-Investigator. 03/01/2018-12/31/2018 (dates for my salary support only). $5,126,675
  • Evaluation of HHI/Patient-Centered Medical Homes. Horizon Healthcare Innovations. Co-Investigator. 01/2011-12/2015. $187,500.
  • Hospitals Collaborating to Assess and Address Changing Community Health Needs. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). 01/2012-12/2013. $437,752. Principal Investigator on subcontract: $63,821.
  • Project SCOPE (Supporting Colorectal Outcomes through Participatory Enhancements). National Cancer Institute (NCI). R01 CA112387-01. Co-Investigator/Project Director. 01/2005-12/2012. $2,487,084.

Professional Involvement

  • Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council
  • Georgians for a Healthy Future
  • HCA Healthcare, Graduate Medical Education (GME) Journal, Advisory Board
  • North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), Committee for Advancing the Science of Family Medicine

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