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Christopher G. Chute, MD, MPH, DrPH

Dr. Chute is founding PI of the eMERGE project at Mayo Clinic, which has pioneered techniques for high-throughput phenotyping from the EMR.  He was also PI of the SHARP (Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects) on Secondary Data Use, and Co-PI on the SE MN Beacon Community for HIT (Health Information Technology)   standards-based data exchange, both awards from HHS/ONC. Additionally, Dr. Chute is involved in national and international efforts to define clinical phenotypes and their associated HIT (Health Information Technology) standards.  These roles include most pertinently Chair of the ICD (International Classification of Disease) Revision process at WHO for ICD-11 with an emphasis on scientific consensus of clinical phenotype.  Related efforts include Chair of the ISO Technical Committee on Health Informatics (TC215), service on, the HL7 Advisory Council and an initial member of the US HIT Standards Committee at HHS/ONC appointed by Secretary Sebelius.  Scientifically, Dr. Chute is PI of the Pharmacogenomics Research Network phenotyping vocabulary resource, and is co-PI on the NIH National Center for Biomedical Computing effort within the National Center for Biomedical Ontology.


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

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

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)

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