|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
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