Jonathan Shaw

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Jonathan Shaw, MD, MS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of General Medical Disciplines

117 Encina Commons
Room 206
Stanford, CA 94305

(650) 721-2412 (voice)
(650) 723-1919 (fax)


Dr.  Jonathan Shaw is a practicing family physician at Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto, and a health services researcher at Stanford and the VA Palo Alto. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University in 1999, MD from Harvard Medical School in 2006, and MS in Health Research and Policy from Stanford in 2013.  While completing his residency in family medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University from 2006-2009, he obtained additional training as a visiting scholar in Mbabane, Swaziland via the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, and as a clinical research scholar in rural Guatemala.  Influenced by his experience providing rural maternal and infant care abroad, after residency he practiced full spectrum family medicine in a community health center serving largely migrant agriculture population in Oregon.  In 2011 he joined Stanford CHP/PCOR as a Health Services Research fellow. His research interests include women's health, the impact of health policies on vulnerable and underserved populations, and primary care redesign.  Recent work has focused on psycho-social influences on health and health care across the lifespan, and includes examining the contribution of stress to preterm birth, and--at the other end of the lifespan--the influence of social isolation on older adult’s health care use. Dr. Shaw has also contributed to partnered research and implementation science both at the VA Palo Alto (as clinical lead and coinvestigator of an intensive outpatient care program (ImPACT) targeting ‘super-users’ of VA care) and at Stanford within the Evaluation Sciences Unit (ESU) to rigorously evaluate novel models of primary care.