Douglas P. Jutte MD, MPH

Associate Adjunct Professor
Community Health and Human Development

  • Associate Director, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Douglas Jutte is an Associate Adjunct Professor of Community Health and Human Development who focuses on the impact of the social determinants of health on children’s wellbeing through the lifespan and the policy levers and financial tools that can intervene to protect families and communities.

Douglas Jutte, M.D., M.P.H., is Executive Director of the Build Healthy Places Network, a newly formed national organization that catalyzes and supports collaboration across the community development and health sectors. Dr. Jutte has been a leader in the Federal Reserve Bank and RWJF’s Healthy Communities Initiative, which has convened nearly two dozen meetings around the country bringing together professionals from across sectors to enhance community health impact, encourage improved outcomes measurement, and increase public and private investment in community development efforts. Dr. Jutte is also a pediatrician, professor, and population health researcher at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. His research focuses on the impact of the social determinants of health on children’s wellbeing through the lifespan and the policy levers and financial tools that can intervene to protect families and communities. Dr. Jutte graduated from Cornell University, and received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a master’s degree in public health from UC Berkeley. He completed his pediatric residency at Stanford University and a post-doctoral fellowship at UCSF through the RWJF Health & Society Scholars program. His clinical work has been in low-income community clinics and as a hospitalist caring for newborn infants.

  • MPH – Epidemiology, UC Berkeley, 2003
  • MD – Harvard University, 1996
  • BA – Biology and Botany, Cornell University, 1991
  • Health resilience and vulnerability in children
  • The interaction of biological and social risk factors in early childhood and their relationship to long-term health and educational outcomes
  • The newborn Apgar score as a possible marker of physiologic reactivity and health risk
  • SES-related differences in family interaction and parent-child communication and their relationship to behavioral development and higher-level cognitive function
  • Child health trajectories and the development of SES-related health gradients through childhood
  • Ethical implications of social dominance hierarchies in young children