Turning great ideas into healthier communities

Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH

Douglas Jutte is a pediatrician and population health researcher. His research interests focus on the impact of social determinants of health on children’s medical, psychosocial and educational outcomes over the life course.

Dr. Jutte is an assistant professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program and is associate director of the master’s degree program in Health and Medical Sciences.

As an adjunct scientist with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy in Winnipeg, Canada, he collaborates with colleagues there to utilize their unique population health database for child health research. Working with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Dr. Jutte has spearheaded a series of regional and national meetings bringing together the community development and public health sectors to encourage greater collaboration and enhance their joint efforts to address important social determinants of health.

Dr. Jutte received his MD from Harvard and completed his pediatric residency at Stanford; he also has an MPH from Berkeley and a BA from Cornell University. His post-doctoral research training at UCSF was through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program. He continues to work clinically as a neonatal hospitalist at a local community hospital.

Healthy Communities Literature and Case Study Scan

Funded by The Colorado Health Foundation, this healthy communities literature and case study scan is to understand how municipalities, nonprofit organizations and philanthropic foundations are working to make communities healthier places for their residents.

Multisector Leaders for Health

Build Healthy Places Network will serve as a strategic partner and support the National Collaborative for Health Equity and CommonHealth Action in the development and implementation of a national Multi-sector Leaders for Health program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Healthy Communities Initiative Tool (2017)

Created by PHI's Build Healthy Places Network, the Healthy Communities Initiative Tool is a new centralized source that catalogues the cross-se...

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Summarizing the Landscape of Healthy Communities: A Review of Demonstration Programs Working Towards Health Equity (2016)

Produced by a collaboration between PHI's Build Healthy Places Network and the Colorado Health Foundation, this report explores existing effort...

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Coalition & Network Building

Building strong coalitions and networks is essential to solving today’s pressing public health issues. The Public Health Institute (PHI) can ...

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Community Development

Many of the social determinants that shape health also are tied to poverty, such as employment, education, housing, and the built environment. The ...

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Population Health

Access to high-quality, affordable health care is critical. Yet health is also heavily determined by factors outside the doctor’s office, fro...

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Public-Private Partnerships

The Public Health Institute is committed addressing emerging global and national public health issues, and tackling the most significant public hea...

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Research - Quantitative

To make an effective impact on community health, public health practices, programs and policies must be informed by accurate research and analysis....

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Social Determinants of Health

Malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger often go hand-in-hand with obesity and chronic disease. Many vulnerable families live in neighborhoods tha...

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