Speakers: Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI

Phil PaynePhilip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI

Robert J. Terry Professor and Founding Director of the Institute for Informatics
Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine


Dr. Payne is the Robert J. Terry Professor and founding Director of the Institute for Informatics (I2) at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He also serves as a Professor of General Medical Sciences in the School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine and as a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Dr. Payne is an internationally recognized leader in the field of clinical research informatics (CRI) and translational bioinformatics (TBI). His research portfolio is actively supported by a combination of NCATS, NLM, and NCI grants and contracts, as well a variety of awards from both non-profit and philanthropic organizations.

Dr. Payne received his Ph.D. with distinction in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University, where his research focused on the use of knowledge engineering and human-computer interaction design principles in order to improve the efficiency of multi-site clinical and translational research programs. Prior to pursuing his graduate training, Dr. Payne served in a number of technical and leadership roles at both the UCSD Shiley Eye Center and UCSD Moores Cancer Center.

Dr. Payne’s leadership in biomedical informatics and data science communities has been recognized through his appointment to numerous national steering, scientific, editorial, and advisory committees, including efforts associated with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), AcademyHealth, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the CTSA consortium, as well as his engagement as a consultant to academic health centers throughout the United States and the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Payne is the author of over 200 publications focusing on the intersection of biomedical informatics and the clinical and translational science domains.

His current research interests include: 1) knowledge-based and integrative approaches to the discovery and analysis of bio-molecular and clinical phenotypes and the ensuing identification of precision diagnostic and therapeutic strategies; 2) interventional approaches to the use of electronic health records and decision support systems to enable patient-centered decision making in information intensive environments; 3) the study of human factors and workflow issues surrounding the optimal use of healthcare information technology; and 4) The design and evaluation of open-science platforms that enable collaborative and cumulative approaches to biomedical data analytics.