Janet Baseman

Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Associate Dean, School of Public Health

1107 NE 45th St. Suite 400
Box 354809

Seattle, WA 98105-


Research Interests

Dr. Baseman’s research centers around applied epidemiology in public health practice, strategies for improving disease surveillance systems, and public health informatics. She is also adjunct faculty in the Department of Health Services and is a member of the Northwest for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) Research Team.

Epidemiology Biography


BA University of Texas (Austin), 1996

MPH Epidemiology, University of Texas (Houston),

PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2005

In the News

At least 80 UW students in fraternities test positive for coronavirus, a foreboding sign for college reopenings
The Seattle Times, 07/01/2020

How the ‘R’ estimate explains the spread of coronavirus in Washington
KING 5 News, 06/22/2020

Contact tracing for COVID-19 will be the most complex health investigation ever
National Geographic, 05/24/2020

Thinking about expanding your quarantine circle? Here's what public health experts say
BuzzFeed News, 05/23/2020

Coronavirus contact tracing is ramping up, along with online training to fill the gap
GeekWire, 05/23/2020

How do Alaska leaders know it’s safe to reopen the economy? It’s all about data – but it’s complicated
Alaska Public Radio, 05/22/2020

Contact tracing: Key tool to fighting Covid-19 explained
KUOW, 04/17/2020

Contact tracing described as 'essential' to reopening Washington
KOMO News, 04/14/2020

Social distancing shows signs of curbing virus on West Coast
Bloomberg, 03/31/2020

Italy's suffering offers potential terrifying coronavirus preview for US
The Hill, 03/24/2020