ICT4Africa 2014 – Yaounde Cameroon

Dr. Fay Cobb Payton

Dr. Fay Cobb Payton is the director and founder of, MyHIN, MyHealthImpactNetwork, a social network site which focuses on health disparities  and  social  media  technology  interventions.    MyHIN  is starting with HIV and prevention information targeting Black female college students and is the result of a National Science Foundation grant.   Dr. Payton is an editor for Health Systems, an OR Society journal, a Visiting Scholar at RTI in the Health Communications and Technology group and Associate Professor of Information Systems at North Carolina State University.  As a 2009-2010 American Council on Education Fellow, she worked with the NCSU Institute of Emerging Issues and North Carolina Central University.

She  earned  a  Ph.D.  in  Information  &  Decision  Systems  (with  a specialty in Health Care Systems) from Case Western Reserve University.  Prior to joining the academy, she worked in corporate IT and consulting for IBM, Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini and Time, Inc. Dr. Payton   was   featured  in   Diversity   Careers   in  Engineering  and Information Technology  for her mentoring work with minority  and majority STEM undergraduate and doctoral students.

Her research interests include healthcare informatics and disparities; data management, analytics and data quality; and the digital divide, STEM careers and workforce development.   Her recent health care publications have appeared in the European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Health Disparities and Practice, Health Care Management Science, and Telemedicine and eHealth.   She recently received NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduate support for myhealthimpactnetwork.org

She was a 2007 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Fellow where she worked on data management and communications strategies for a breast cancer study.  She was awarded the first SAS

Institute Fellow in 2006 for her work in analytics and teaching in the IS classroom, the 2006 & 2007 NC State University Alumni Extension Award.    She  is  a  member  of  the  IEEE  Medical Technology  Policy Committee, Decision Science Institute Strategy International Planning Committee.  She is the co-editor of Adaptive Health Care Management Information Systems.

In the digital divide and inclusion domain, she recently published, “Considering the political roles of Black talk radio and the Afrosphere in response to the Jena 6:Social media and the blogosphere”, in Information Technology & People. Her work has appeared in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Communication of the ACM and Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

Dr. Payton serves on several local and national boards and has been recognized in NC  State and other media outlets  for research and mentoring work.

Follow her at: www. Myhealthimpactnetwork.org

                        Twitter @myhealthimpact,  @DrFayonline

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Important Dates

October 30th, 2012 

  • Full paper submission

November 31st, 2012

  • Review Results Returned

December 20th, 2012

  • Final Paper Submission

Harare, a beatiful City

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