Leslee J. Shaw, PhD

Recruitment Director


Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Emory University School of Medicine




Leslee is Professor of Medicine at Emory School of Medicine, Director of Women’s Health Research in the Division of Cardiology, and co-directs the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute. She is a past awardee of the Women’s Day Magazine Red Dress Award and the American College of Cardiology’s Coalition to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Outcomes award for her diverse contributions to women’s health. She currently chairs the Cardiovascular Imaging Committee for the American Heart Association (AHA) and is Vice President for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. She is a past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and was a member of NHLBI Advisory Council. She was recently honored by Thomson Reuters as in the top 1% of the nearly 3,200 cited researchers in the world. Her areas of interest and expertise include health services research focusing on quality or value-based research on novel clinical management strategies, comparative effectiveness research, and economic analysis including the financial burden of illness, which uniquely impact diverse racial and ethnic groups of women and men. Dr. Shaw has led numerous quality-based seminars within the Department of Medicine; which coalesce MD and PhD health services researchers from across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. She is currently collaborating with Dr. Ofotokun to assess the accuracy of cardiovascular imaging techniques among women living with HIV/AIDS. She is also the Principal Investigator for the Imaging Ischemic Coordinating Center for the NHLBI-funded International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) Trial (U01HL105561) and a co-investigator on 3 other NIH-sponsored projects.  Dr. Shaw has been actively involved in the training of students at all stages of their careers. She has trained 6 PhD students, 2 medical students, 9 medical residents or fellows, and 7 junior faculty members, one of her trainees has been awarded a NIH K grant and 2 junior mentees have been the PI on an NIH R01. She is a member of the School of Medicine and Department of Medicine Faculty Committee on Promotion and Tenure. Dr. Shaw serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the WIHS, and as a member of the Atlanta WIHS Scientific Working Group, she participates on monthly conference calls with Drs. Ofotokun and Wingood.