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

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  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics
  • Professor of Medicine


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Dr. Chute is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics, Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, and Chief Research Information Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine.  He received his undergraduate and medical training at Brown University, internal medicine residency at Dartmouth, and doctoral training in Epidemiology at Harvard.  He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Epidemiology, and the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI); he is currently president of ACMI.  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 became founding Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Mayo in 1988, retiring from Mayo in 2014, where he remains an emeritus Professor of Biomedical Informatics. He is presently PI of the NCATS Translator TransMed grant, coPI of the CTSA Program Data to Health (CD2H), and Deputy Director of the CTSA program at Johns Hopkins.   He has been PI on a large portfolio of research including the HHS/Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) SHARP (Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects) on Secondary EHR Data Use, the ONC Beacon Community (Co-PI), the LexGrid projects, Mayo’s CTSA Informatics, and several NIH grants including one of the eMERGE centers from NGHRI, which focus upon genome wide association studies against shared phenotypes derived from electronic medical records.  He has been active on many HIT standards efforts and chaired the World Health Organization (WHO) ICD-11 Revision. more


  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics
  • Chief Health Research Information Officer
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Health Sciences Informatics

Departments / Divisions



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

Additional Training

  • Internal Medicine, The American Board of Internal Medicine (1985)
  • Clinical Informatics, The American Board of Preventive Medicine (2013)

Research & Publications

Lab Website: Christopher Chute Lab

Technology Expertise Keywords

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

Contact for Research Inquiries

2024 E Monument Street
Suite 1-200
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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, American College of Medical Informatics, 2015


  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1988
  • Fellow, American College of Epidemiology, 1988
  • Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics, 1995
  • Fellow, HL7 (Health Level 7) (10/1/2017 - Current)

Professional Activities

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

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