• Assistant Professor, Global Health

Hans Rosling Center 766

Seattle, WA

United States

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Julianne is an epidemiologist and veterinarian working on issues related to One Health and pandemics. Specifically, her work focuses on human health at the human-animal-environment interface, with emphasis on novel pathogen emergence, the human health effects of livestock keeping, and anticolonial approaches to global One Health research. Julianne also has strong teaching and research interests in epidemiologic methods and biostatistics, in particular spatial epidemiology and methods for drawing causal inference from observational research. Research she is just launching focuses on human-animal contact networks, and the relationship between land rights and disease emergence.

  • BVM&S (DVM equivalent), University of Edinburgh
  • MS, University of Washington
  • PhD, University of Washington
Country Affiliations 
  • Russian
Health Topics 
  • Biostatistics
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Environmental Health (incl. Climate Change)
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Information Systems
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Viruses
  • Zoonotic Diseases and Animal Health

Hernandez J, Meisner J, Bardosh K, Rabinowitz P. Prevent pandemics and halt climate change? Strengthen land rights for Indigenous peoples. Lancet Planet Health. 2022 May;6(5):e381-e382. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(22)00069-9. PMID: 35550074.

Meisner J, Kato A, Lemerani M, Miaka EM, Taban AI, Wakefield J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Pigott D, Mayer JD, Rabinowitz PM. The effect of livestock density on Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and T.b. rhodesiense: a causal-inference based approach. PLOS NTD [In Press]. Available from: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.01.13.22268995v1.

Meisner J, Kato A, Lemerani M, Miaka EM, Taban AI, Wakefield J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Pigott D, Mayer JD, Rabinowitz PM. Estimating the distribution of livestock in space and time: a time-series contribution to livestock density mapping. Nature Scientific Reports [In Press].

Meisner J, Mooney, S, Rabinowitz P. The curse of dimensionality: animal-related risk factors for pediatric diarrhea in western Kenya, and methods for dealing with a large number of predictors. PLoS ONE 2019; 14(4): e0215982.

Dostal T, Meisner J, Munayco C, García PJ, Cárcamo C, Pérez Lu JE, Morin C, Frisbie L, Rabinowitz PM. The effect of weather and climate on dengue outbreak risk in Peru, 2000-2018: A time-series analysis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2022 Jun 30;16(6):e0010479. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010479. PMID: 35771874; PMCID: PMC9278784.