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Dr. Fay Cobb Payton

Professor of Information Systems/Technology

Founding Director,
North Carolina State University (NCSU)

College of Management
Campus Box 7229
Raleigh, NC 27695
919.513.2744 (Voice)
919.515.6943 (Fax)

fay underscore payton at ncsu dot edu (Email)


Dr. Payton's research involves healthcare and digital equity in the context of information and communication technologies (ICT). This includes the discourse of inclusion and exclusion in ICT domains. Her dissertation topic and earlier research examined the design and implementation of regional health information networks along the data management issues impacting interorganizational networked environments. She also has explored the use of health information networks for homecare systems for persons living with AIDS/HIV and caregivers of Alzhemier's Disease patients. Her most recent works examine and include the following discourses:

Online health and media content targeting Black women and health disparities and information seeking;

Social Media and User Experience;

Health informatics;

STEM inclusion & under-representation, workforce considerations and public policy;

Analytic/data management applications;

Corporate and academic IT career experiences


She is the Editor of Health Systems, an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences and an Associate Edtior for Information Technology & People.


Dr. Payton served as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow.

She has worked with The PhD Project for over 15 years and serves in an advisory capacity to The PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Student Association.