Philip R.O. Payne

Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, FAIMBE, FIAHSI, is the Associate Dean for Health Information and Data Science and Chief Data Scientist at the Washington University School of Medicine.  In addition, Dr. Payne is the Janet and Bernard Becker Professor and founding Director of the school’s Institute for Informatics, Data Science, and Biostatistics (I2DB).  Further, he holds appointments as a Professor of General Medical Sciences and Computer Science and Engineering.  He is the author of over 270 publications and leads an active research group focusing on areas including: 1) artificial intelligence (AI) based approaches to the discovery and analysis of bio-molecular and clinical phenotypes; 2) interventional approaches to the use of electronic health records and clinical decision support systems; 3) human factors and workflow issues surrounding the optimal use of healthcare information technology; and 4) the design and evaluation of data sharing and analytics platforms that enable the operation of agile, high-value healthcare delivery systems and research enterprises.  He is an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).  In 2022, he took on an additional leadership role at Washington University, overseeing campus-wide digital transformation efforts as part of the university’s Here and Next strategic plan.  Beyond his academic work, Dr. Payne is also an active entrepreneur, having started several digital health companies, as well as serving in advisory and governance roles for several companies and venture capital firms working in the health and life sciences domains.