Ashley Shaw, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Ashley Shaw, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center. She joined the faculty in 2021 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the KU ADC.
Dr. Shaw received her Bachelor of Science in nutrition and exercise physiology, Master of Public Health, and doctorate in nursing at the University of Missouri.
An emerging scholar and presenter with extensive experience as a research assistant throughout her postgraduate career, Dr. Shaw is credited with nearly a dozen publications and has served as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on multiple research grants.
Her main areas of interest include racial/ethnic health disparities in Alzheimer's disease, recruitment and retention of older minority adults, and dementia prevention through culturally tailored lifestyle interventions. She leads the Clinical Cohort and African American community education program Aging With Grace, which is designed to empower the community with evidence-based health education, resources and opportunities to reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Dr. Shaw is a member of several professional organizations including the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment, Alzheimer's Disease Disparities Engagement Network and the Minority Women in Research Network.