Dr. Beth Payne is the Digital Health Research project manager at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and a Research Associate in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Beth is an energetic and focused leader in the digital health research field and an advocate for the equitable use of digital technology as a transformative force in health care.
Dr. Payne earned her PhD in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Her PhD research involved development and validation of the PIERS multivariate clinical risk prediction models for the assessment of women with hypertension in pregnancy. She then translated the PIERS models into a clinical decision support tool using a mobile platform. As a CIHR funded postdoctoral fellow, her research focus transitioned to developing methods to evaluate the implementation of mHealth tools, such as the PIERS app, within community health systems. Throughout her graduate training Beth worked as a research program manager in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and then at the School of Population and Public Health, coordinating multiple clinical research studies of diverse methods with a focus on pragmatic and cluster randomized trials.
Dr. Payne brings together 15 years’ of research and leadership experience in the fields of global health and digital health focused on maternal and child health. She has published over 75 peer-reviewed publications and 2 book chapters. She is well versed in project management, partnership development, user experience design, health systems research, and implementation science using mixed methods.
Research areas of interest:
Health service delivery and patient engagement
Reproductive Infectious Diseases