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Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI Appointed Inaugural Director of Data Analytics Collaborative 


Dr. Philip Payne, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, has been appointed as the Inaugural Director of the Data Analytics Collaborative, which is part of the Discovery Themes Initiative at The Ohio State University.
The DAC, under the auspices of the broader OSU Discovery Themes Initiative (https://discovery.osu.edu/), is the virtual and physical foundation for the recruitment of up to 100 new faculty across the campus, whose expertise focus in the data analytics domain.  As the Director of the DAC, I will be responsible for both overseeing the recruitment of these new faculty members, as well as engaging the existing data analytics community at OSU, in order to create a singular and preeminent presence in data analytics at our university.  This undertaking, as part of the Discovery Themes Initiative, has the potential to fundamentally reshape scholarship and innovation at OSU.

Dr. Payne’s background, research and experience align well with the potential and promise of the Data Analytics Collaborative.  He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of clinical research informatics and translational bioinformatics.  His research has focused on the use and application of knowledge engineering and human-computer interaction design principles.  And, his work has been published in more than 140 peer-reviewed journal and proceedings articles, books, book chapters and technical reports.

In addition to serving as chair, he leads his department’s Laboratory for Knowledge Based Applications and Systems Engineering.   He also serves as the co-director of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Bioinformatics Shared Resource

He is the associate director for data sciences in the Center forClinical and Translational Science (CCTS); the center is funded with assistance from an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award.  CCTS is responsible for the coordination and delivery of data analytics services and capabilities to the university’s biomedical research community, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and a network of regional collaborators.  He is also a co-founder of Signet Accel, LLC, one of Ohio State’s largest software spin-off companies. 

​He earned a BA in political science at the University of California, San Diego.  In addition, he earned an MA in medical informatics, an M. Phil in biomedical informatics, and a PhD with distinction from Columbia University.  He is also an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. 


Posted on 10-Sep-14 by Gentry, James
Tags: Events, Research
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