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Philip R. O. Payne, PhD, FACMI

Professor and Chair

College of Medicine, ​Department of Biomedical Informatics


College of Public Health, Division of Health Service Management and Policy​


Associate Director for Data Sciences

Center for Clinical and Translational Science

office:250 Lincoln Tower

phone: (614) 292-4778
fax: (614) 688-6600
email: philip.payne@osumc.edu

For scheduling requests, please contact: Judith Buster

mailing address:

250 Lincoln Tower
1800 Can​non Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

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Dr. Payne is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University (OSU). He is also the inaugural Director of Translational Data Analytics @ OSU, a campus-wide program to create a singular presence in data analytics at The Ohio State University. He holds additional positions as an Adjunct Professor of Health Services Management and Policy within the OSU College of Public Health, Associate Director for Data Science within the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), and Co-Director of the Bioinformatics Shared Resources within the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC). Dr. Payne is an internationally recognized leader in the field of clinical research informatics (CRI) and translational bioinformatics (TBI), and leads the Department of Biomedical Informatics Laboratory for Knowledge Based Applications and Systems Engineering (KBASE). 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 PhD 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 clinical research informatics community has been recognized through his appointment to numerous national steering and advisory committees as part of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), National Cancer Institute (NCI), 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. Dr. Payne is the author of over 175 publications focusing on the intersection of biomedical informatics and the clinical and translational science domains, including several seminal reports that have served to define a new sub-domain of biomedical informatics theory and practice specifically focusing upon clinical research applications. Recently, Dr. Payne led the formation of Signet Accel LLC, a partnership between OSU and Signet Ventures focusing on the commercialization of a portfolio of data sharing and collaborative analytics technologies developed within the OSU Department of Biomedical Informatics. 
Research Interests: 
  • Knowledge-based approaches to the discovery and analysis of bio-molecular and clinical phenotypes and the ensuing identification of precision diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in cancer; 
  • Interventional approaches to the use of electronic health records in order to address modifiable risk factors for disease and enable patient-centered decision making; 
  •  The study of human factors and workflow issues surrounding the optimal use of healthcare information technology; and, 
  • The design and evaluation of open-science platforms that enable collaborative and cumulative approaches to biomedical data analytics.