Deputy Director, Center for Value in Health Care

Erin Duggan Butto PortraitErin Butto is deputy director of the Center for Value in Health Care. Previously, she was a Project Manager in Altarum’s Center for Prevention, where her primary role is to direct dissemination and outreach efforts for the Community Health Advisor (Advisor) online tool and resource. She was closely involved with the development and launch of the Advisor during her tenure at Partnership for Prevention. Ms. Butto created and implemented the communications and social media strategies for the Advisor and maintains relationships with strategic partners.

She also was responsible for all user outreach, collecting feedback used to make refinements and enhancements to the Advisor, and providing training and technical assistance to site users. Ms. Butto also provided support to additional projects outside the Center, for which she conducted literature reviews, collected and analyzed qualitative data, and wrote content for manuscripts.  

Before joining Partnership for Prevention, Ms. Butto worked on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Building a Healthier Chicago initiative, where she assisted with communications and stakeholder relations. Before transitioning to the public health field, she spent eight years conducting financial research at various Chicago-based investment firms, where she disseminated information used in trading decisions and maintained relationships with counterparties.

Ms. Butto holds a master of public health degree with a focus on health behavior and health promotion from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Bucknell University.


MPH, Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
BA, English, Bucknell University