K. Joy Payton


Joy Payton is the Data Integration Specialist at CAR.  She provides data science and digital project management services for CAR researchers and leads a team that provides coding support, data quality, web development, and other services to CAR as a whole.  Joy’s team is tasked with handling the complexities of data architecture, collection, storage, and discovery in order to allow researchers to concentrate on generating and answering interesting questions about the causes of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.  Her research interests include graph theory as it applies to capturing research data on related family members, the development of robust APIs that provide data interoperability, and the application of data science methods to questions of social justice.