Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH, is the founder and past executive director of the Build Healthy Places Network (BHPN), a national organization committed to transforming how organizations in the health, community development, and finance sectors work together more effectively to reduce poverty, advance racial equity, and improve health in neighborhoods across the United States.

Prior to founding BHPN, Dr. Jutte worked as a pediatrician for nearly 20 years in low-income community clinics and as a neonatal hospitalist and was a professor in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health for 15 years. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, a master’s in public health from UC Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Dr. Jutte trained in pediatrics at Stanford University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in population health at UCSF through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health & Society Scholars program.

In addition to CHCS, Dr. Jutte also serves on the Board of Purpose Built Communities, a national network of community-led revitalization efforts focused on housing, education, wellbeing, and economic mobility. He was a 10-year member of Mercy Housing’s Board of Trustees and previously served on advisory committees for Mercy Community Capital, Primary Care Development Corporation, Enterprise Community Partners, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation, as well as on the community investment committees of CommonSpirit and Trinity Health. He was also a leader in the Federal Reserve Bank and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative, which convened nearly 50 cross-sector gatherings throughout the country, beginning in 2010.