Christopher G. Chute, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

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  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics
  • Professor of Medicine


Internal Medicine


Dr. Chute received his undergraduate and medical training at Brown University, internal medicine residency at Dartmouth, and doctoral training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Harvard.  He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Epidemiology, HL7, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), as well as a Founding Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics; he was president of ACMI through 2018.  His career has focused on how we can represent clinical information to support analyses and inferencing, including comparative effectiveness analyses, decision support, best evidence discovery, and translational research.  He has had a deep interest in semantic consistency, harmonized information models, and ontology.  His current research focuses on translating basic science information to clinical practice, and how we classify dysfunctional phenotypes (disease).  He is presently PI on a spectrum of high-profile informatics grants from NIH spanning translational science, and co-lead of the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C). He holds leadership roles on many HIT standards efforts and chaired ISO Technical Committee 215 on Health Informatics and the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Disease Revision (ICD-11). more


  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics
  • Chief Research Information Officer
  • Section Head of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS), Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Deputy Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Co-Chair, Research Subcouncil of Johns Hopkins Data Trust
  • Professor of Medicine

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  • A.B.; Brown University (Rhode Island) (1977)
  • M.D.; Brown University (Rhode Island) (1982)
  • DrPH; Harvard University (Massachusetts) (1985)
  • M.P.H.; Harvard University (Massachusetts) (1982)

Additional Training

  • The American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine
  • The American Board of Preventive Medicine / Clinical Informatics

Research & Publications

Technology Expertise Keywords

Patient data representation, clinical information models, clinical classifications, ontology, translational research.

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Activities & Honors


  • CIBA Award for Outstanding Community Service, Brown University Program in Medicine, 1981
  • Arnold Fellowship for Research Travel Abroad, Brown University, 1980
  • Charles H. Smith Fellowship, Harvard University, 1981
  • Homer Warner Award (joint), American Medical Informatics Association, 1998
  • President's Award, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 2002
  • President Elect, President, Past President, American College of Medical Informatics, 2015 - 2020
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Mayo Clinic, 2021


  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1988
  • Fellow, American College of Epidemiology, 1988
  • Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics, 1995
  • Fellow, HL7 (Health Level 7), 2017
  • Inaugural Fellow, International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics, 2017
  • Inaugural Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2018

Professional Activities

  • Chair, ISO Technical Committee on Health Informatics, 2010 - 2014
  • Chair, ICD-11 Revision Steering Group, World Health Organization, 2007 - 2016
  • Co-Chair, Medical Scientific Advisory Committee, ICD, World Health Organization, 2016

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