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Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH

  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
  • Professor

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2024 E. Monument Street
Suite 1-202
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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DrPH, Harvard University, 1990
MPH, Harvard University, 1982
MD, Brown University, 1982
AB, Brown University, 1977


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 is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics, 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.

Honors and Awards

1980       CIBA Award for Outstanding Community Service, Brown University Program in Medicine

1980       Arnold Fellowship for Research Travel Abroad, Brown University

1981       Charles H. Smith Fellowship, Harvard University

1987       Fellow, American College of Epidemiology

1988       Fellow, American College of Physicians

1995       Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics

1998       Homer Warner Award (AMIA Annual Symposium) Most Outstanding Contrib. [Senior co-author]

2002       President’s Award, American Medical Informatics Association

2015       President Elect, American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI)

2015       Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University

2017       Fellow, Health Level 7 (HL7)

2017       Inaugural Fellow, International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

  • Informatics, Ontology
  • Medical Concept Representation
  • Health Information Technology data standards