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

What to know about Nipah virus amid outbreak in India
ABC News, 09/18/2023

First recorded case of monkeypox spreading from humans to pets
MyNorthwest, 08/27/2022

Monkeypox confirmed in King County, but this isn't like Covid-19
KUOW, 05/27/2022

UW joins USAID’s $125M project to detect emerging viruses with pandemic potential
UW News, 10/05/2021

Verify: Can I still spread COVID-19 after getting vaccinated?
King 5 News, 01/26/2021

Coronavirus variant found in British Columbia
KOMO News, 12/30/2020

Uncertainty over new strain of COVID-19 virus
KOMO Radio, 12/21/2020

Fourth state confirms mink farm coronavirus outbreaks as U.S. looks to avoid Denmark’s disaster
The Washington Post, 11/30/2020

Lions and tigers and anteaters? U.S. scientists scan the menagerie for COVID-19
The Seattle Times, 11/04/2020

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