by Jasmine Batchelor
March 18, 2020
Build Healthy Places Network
Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH is Executive Director of the Build Healthy Places Network, a national organization that catalyzes and supports collaboration across the sectors of community development and health with the goal of increasing investment in low-income neighborhoods, maximizing the health benefits of these investments, and improving outcomes measurement.
Dr. Jutte sits on the Board of Trustees for Mercy Housing, a national non-profit affordable housing developer, and the Board of Directors for Mercy Loan Fund, a national CDFI. He is a member of the Enterprise Community Partners health advisory committee and the Dignity Health community economic initiatives Board subcommittee. He has also been a leader in the Federal Reserve Bank and RWJ Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative, which has convened over 35 cross-sector gatherings throughout the country since 2010.
Prior to founding the Network, Dr. Jutte worked as a pediatrician for nearly 20 years in low- income community clinics and as a neonatal hospitalist. He is an associate professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health where he teaches in the Joint Medical Program. His research focuses on the impact of the social determinants of health on children’s wellbeing and the policies and financial tools that can intervene to protect the health of vulnerable families and communities. He has published in a number of prominent scientific journals including Pediatrics, Epidemiology, the American Journal of Public Health and Health Affairs.
Dr. Jutte received his BA from Cornell University, MD from Harvard Medical School, and MPH from UC Berkeley. He trained in pediatrics at Stanford University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in population health at UCSF through the RWJF Health & Society Scholars program.