Janet Baseman

Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
Associate Dean, School of Public Health

1107 NE 45th St. Suite 400
Box 357230

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

COVID-19 cases show up in Washington schools, but its too early to say how schools are doing at reducing transmission
The Seattle Times, 09/13/2021

Oregons governor makes incremental changes to stem coronavirus surge is it enough?
The Oregonian, 08/20/2021

Cruise lines navigate complex rules as Alaska sailings resume from Seattle
The Seattle Times, 07/20/2021

Hopeful news on Delta
The New York Times, 07/15/2021

COVID-19 exposure app helped prevent thousands of cases in Washington, new study shows
GeekWire, 06/21/2021

Even with the no-mask guidance, some pockets of the US aren't ready to let go
NPR, 05/19/2021

Are incentives for COVID-19 vaccines ethical?
KUOW, 05/11/2021

The flu is barely spreading this year in King County. Here's why
Seattle P-I, 01/21/2021

We're botching the vaccine rollout. Here's how to get it back on track.
Fast Company, 01/06/2021

Use your smartphone to help contain the pandemic
The Seattle Times, 12/08/2020