Janet G. Baseman

Professor, Epidemiology
Acting Chair, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Health Systems and Population Health

Mailing Address:
UW School of Public Health, Office of the Dean
Seattle, WA 98195-1616


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), 1999

PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2005

In the News

Why 'following the science' to minimize COVID-19 risk may not be so easy
NY Times, 02/11/2022

Opinion: COVIDs risk to older adults
The New York Times, 12/23/2021

Is it safe to travel for the holidays while omicron is surging?
Vox, 12/20/2021

NHL notebook: How safe are fans still attending games amid league’s COVID-19 outbreaks?
The Seattle Times, 12/18/2021

Four big questions about Omicron
The New York Times, 12/08/2021

CDC zeroes in on anime convention to understand omicron variant
NBC News, 12/08/2021

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