Kathy Shaw joined the University Of Colorado College Of Nursing in 2011. Her nursing specialty is community
and population health with a particular interest in underserved populations.
She has practiced in a variety of settings including home health, diabetes
self-management education, nonprofit clinics, and older adult research. Dr. Shaw
was one of the founding nurses of the Athens Nurses Clinic in Athens, GA, a nurse-run,
nonprofit clinic founded in 1991 to meet the healthcare needs of the homeless
and underserved. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator with a special interest
in eliminating health disparities in diabetes self-management education and
clinical care for adults. She is currently engaged in faculty practice as a CDE
at Sheridan Health Services.
Dr. Shaw's teaching experience spans more than 15 years, including baccalaureate and graduate-level nursing
education and staff education/development. She
taught at the Medical College of Georgia and at Brenau University prior to
relocating to Denver.
She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Colorado Nurses Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Sigma Theta Tau,
and the American Public Health Association. Dr. Shaw held the positions of Secretary and
Vice-President in the Georgia Nurses’ Association and served as ANA Delegate on
several occasions, also serving in leadership positions in her local ANA