Peter Rabinowitz

Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Professor, Family Medicine
Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.

Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Box 357234

Seattle, WA 98195-


Research Interests

Zoonotic infectious disease. Whole genome approach to infections. Diseases of animal workers. Microbiome sharing between humans, animals and the environment. Emerging infectious disease. Antimicrobial resistance. Animal sentinels of environmental health hazards. One Health. Noise and hearing loss.

DEOHS Biography


MD Medicine, University of Washington, 1982

MPH School of Medicine, Yale University, 1995

BA Biology, Amherst College, 1978

In the News

People probably caught coronavirus from minks — that’s a wake-up call to study infections in animals, researchers say
The Washington Post, 06/19/2020

W.H.O., now Trump’s scapegoat, warned about coronavirus early and often
The New York Times, 04/16/2020

Trump wants U.S. ‘opened up’ by Easter, despite health officials’ warnings
The New York Times, 03/27/2020

Japan’s virus success has puzzled the world — is its luck running out?
The New York Times, 03/26/2020

Will warmer weather stop the coronavirus? No, but it may slow it, experts say
The Spokesman-Review, 03/26/2020

UW Dr. Rabinowitz: ‘We’re headed for the worst part of the epidemic’
My Northwest, 03/25/2020

Is 2 weeks enough? Experts say Washington’s ‘stay-at-home’ order may need to continue to slow coronavirus
The Seattle Times, 03/25/2020

Speed of new coronavirus research 'unprecedented,' may set new standard for outbreaks, experts say
Newsweek, 03/03/2020

Coronavirus was identified two months ago-here's what we still don't know
Newsweek, 02/28/2020

UW doctor: ‘Not time to panic’ about coronavirus, but still cause for concern
MYNorthwest, 02/26/2020