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Public Biography
Dr. Payne is the Associate Dean for Health Information and Data Science and Chief Data Scientist at the Washington University School of Medicine. In addition, he 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.

Historic ACMI Biography

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Dr. Payne is an internationally recognized leader in the area of clinical research informatics (CRI), having led efforts since 2003 that resulted in the definition of CRI as a sub-discipline of Biomedical Informatics, the expansion of the AMIA CRI-WG, the creation of the AMIA Summit on Clinical Research Informatics, and multiple influential publications concerning the intersection of Biomedical Informatics and Clinical/Translational Research. He has authored over 100 papers and abstracts, and leads research programs supported by NCI, NCATS, NLM, and philanthropic awards. In 2010, he was appointed Chair of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University, where he subsequently led the creation of a novel clinical and translational research informatics training program that received NLM T15 support in 2012.


Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA)

FAMIA stands for “Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association” and it recognizes the contributions and professional accomplishments of AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge to their practice – be that in a clinical setting, a public or population health capacity, or as a clinical researcher.

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The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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Governance Committee


The Governance Committee informs and leads the evolution of AMIA’s organizational structure and governance, with an emphasis on achieving optimal structure and operational processes to achieve AMIA’s strategic goals.

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Philanthropic Committee


The LFAC leads the ongoing development and activities of the LEAD Fund and reports directly to the AMIA Board of Directors. The LEAD Fund is an initiative focused on creating a robust and sustainable fundraising program for AMIA.

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