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

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

Coronavirus in the Seattle area: what’s safe, what’s not — and how to protect yourself and others
The Seattle Times, 03/05/2020

Washington state residents frustrated over obstacles to get coronavirus tests
The Guardian, 03/05/2020

Sick of singing ‘Happy Birthday’ while washing hands to fight coronavirus? Try these pop hits instead
Los Angeles Times, 03/03/2020

Janet Baseman named new associate dean
SPH News, 05/31/2018

To Text or Not to Text During Disasters
SPH News, 08/29/2017

UW SPH “SEAL” Team to Investigate Local Disease Outbreaks
SPH News, 03/10/2016

Health-Care Providers Prefer E-mail for Public Health Alerts
Public Health Reports, 11/01/2014