Dr. Payne responsible for the creation and oversight of comprehensive biomedical informatics and data science research, training, and support programs aligned with the health and life science enterprise spanning Washington University, BJC Healthcare, and a variety of regional partners. Further, he serves as the director of the Biomedical Informatics components/programs that exist under the auspices of both the CTSA-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) and the NCI-funded Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University. He earned both masters and doctoral degrees in Biomedical Informatics at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is an elected fellow of the ACMI, the AMIA, and the AIMBE, he also holds leadership appointments on numerous national steering, editorial, and advisory committees, including efforts associated with AMIA, ACM, NCI, NLM, and the NCATS. His research portfolio broadly focuses upon the areas of translational bioinformatics (TBI) and clinical research informatics (CRI).