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Tufts University School of Medicine

David M. Gute

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

David M. Gute

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Phone 617-627-3452

Biography

​David M. Gute is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine as well as at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He directs a M.S./Ph.D. program in Environmental Health and has served as the Academic Director of the Tufts in Talloires program located in the Haute Savoie, France.

Prior to joining the Tufts faculty Dr. Gute served as an Assistant Commissioner responsible for personal and environmental disease risk factor reductions with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and as an Epidemiologist with the Rhode Island Department of Health. He has served as a consultant for a number of organizations including the World Health Organization and AcademyHealth. He is interested and committed to offering environmental and public health training in a variety of settings including international venues, having lead and co-directed training programs in Brazil and the Philippines. Dr. Gute received his Ph.D. and M.P.H. from Yale University.  Dr. Gute is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology.

Education

  • 1981: Ph.D., Yale University, Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Dissertation: "Occupational and Industrial Mortality in Rhode Island (1968-1972)"
  • 1976: M.P.H, Yale University, Concentration: Health Services Administration. Master's Essay: "Mortality from Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease in Maine (1968-1972)"
  • 1973: B.A., cum laude, Connecticut College. Major: European History

Research synopsis

Dr. Gute's research interests are found at the intersection of public health and engineering. Recent and current projects span the identification and control of occupational health risks among immigrant populations in Somerville, Mass. to the primary prevention of urinary schistosomiasis in the eastern region of Ghana.