Washington University in St. Louis
School of Medicine
Director, Institute for Informatics (I2)
Robert J. Terry Professor
Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI, is the founding director of the Institute for Informatics (I2) at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also serves as the Robert J. Terry Professor and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. Previously, Dr. Payne was Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University.
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 as a variety of awards from both nonprofit 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 the clinical research informatics community 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 Institute of Medicine.