Jane Garbutt

Methodology Advisory Panel (MAP) Member

Dr. Jane Garbutt is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine, and the director of a practice-based research network of over 80 community pediatricians. Dr. Garbutt is a British-trained physician who did post-graduate training in Canada. She has specialty training in Family Medicine, a Master’s degree in Health Sciences (Community Health and Epidemiology), and a FRCP in Community Medicine from the University of Toronto.  Prior to joining WUSM in 1995, Dr. Garbutt was a family physician in Toronto, Canada.  Dr. Garbutt’s research has focused on improving the quality of patient care and patient safety, particularly regarding diseases that are commonly cared for in the community setting and has resulted in over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts.  Findings from two studies to assess antibiotic treatment of acute sinusitis in children and adults received wide media coverage.  Prompted by the concerns of community pediatricians, Dr. Garbutt extended her work to translate research findings into practice to address the management of childhood asthma through peer-coaching via telephone. In a recent cluster-randomized trial, she showed that the PARTNER peer-training program significantly reduced asthma symptoms, ED visits and hospitalizations among children with Medicaid insurance. Her current research focus is on improving HPV vaccine coverage.