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

Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Box 357234
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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Peter Rabinowitz MD MPH is Associate Professor in the Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Family Medicine, Global Health, Epidemiology, and Medicine (Infectious Disease), University of Washington. He received his BA from Amherst College, his MD from the University of Washington, and completed a Family Medicine residency through UCSF, and fellowships in General Preventive Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Yale. He directs the UW Center for One Health Research that serves as an incubator and organizer of research, training, and clinical activities related to the human-animal-ecosystem interface. Focus areas of Center research include microbiome sharing between humans, animals, and environments, antimicrobial resistance, and diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of zoonotic diseases.

  • MD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (Yale University)
  • BA (Amherst College)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Biodefense Infectious Diseases
  • Diarrheal Diseases
  • Environmental Health (incl. Climate Change)
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Influenza
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Viruses
  • Waterborne Diseases
  • Zoonotic Diseases and Animal Health

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.


Davis MF, Rankin SC, Schurer JM, Cole S, Conti L, Rabinowitz P for the COHERE Expert Review Group (Gregory Gray, Laura Kahn, Catharine Machalaba, Jonna Mazet, Marguerite Pappaioanou, Jan Sargeant, Andrew Thompson, Scott Weese, Jakob Zinnstag). Checklist for One Health Epidemiological Reporting of Evidence (COHERE). One Health 2017, ahead-of-print. [doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2017.07.001]

Messinger CJ, Gurzau E, Trufan S, Breitschwerdt E, Rabinowitz P. Seroprevalence of Bartonella species, Coxiella burnetii and Toxoplasma gondii among patients with hematological malignancies: A pilot study in Romania. Zoonoses and Public Health 2017 Mar 22. doi: 10.1111/zph.12353. [Epub ahead of print].

Mosites E, Sammons M, Otiang E, Eng A, Noecker C, Manor O, Hilton S, Thumbi SM, Onyango C, Garland-Lewis G, Call DR, Njenga MK, Wasserheit JN, Zambriski JA, Walson JL, Palmer GH, Montgomery J, Borenstein E, Omore R, Rabinowitz PM. Microbiome sharing between children, livestock and household surfaces in western Kenya. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 2;12(2):e0171017. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171017.

Garland-Lewis G, Whittier C, Murray S, Trufan S, Rabinowitz PM. Occupational Risks and Exposures Among Wildlife Health Professionals. Ecohealth. 2017 Mar;14(1):20-28. doi: 10.1007/s10393-017-1208-2

Kauber K, Fowler H, Lipton B, Meschke JS, Rabinowitz P. Salmonella Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices: A Survey of Backyard Poultry Owners Residing in Seattle, Washington and the Surrounding Metropolitan Area. Zoonoses Public Health. 2017 Feb;64(1):21-28.

Schurer J.M., E. Mosites, C. Li, S. Meschke, P. Rabinowitz. Community-based surveillance of zoonotic parasites in a ‘One Health’ world: A systematic review. One Health. 2016 Dec 2: 166-174.

Fowler H, Davis MA, Perkins A, Trufan S, Joy C, Buswell M, McElwain TF, Moore D, Worhle R, Rabinowitz PM. A survey of veterinary antimicrobial prescribing practices, Washington State 2015.Vet Rec. 2016 Dec 24;179(25):651.

Paccha B, Jones RM, Gibbs S, Kane MJ, Torremorell M, Neira-Ramirez V, Rabinowitz PM. Modeling Risk of Occupational Zoonotic Influenza Infection in Swine Workers. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2016;13(8):577-87.

Rabinowitz P, Conti L.Links among human health, animal health, and ecosystem health.Annu Rev Public Health. 2013;34:189-204.

Rabinowitz PM, Galusha D, Vegso S, Michalove J, Rinne S, Scotch M, Kane M. Comparison of Human and Animal Surveillance Data for H5N1 Influenza A in Egypt 2006-2011. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e438512012;7(9):e43851

Rabinowitz P, Conti L.One Health and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Clinical Perspectives.Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2012 Sep 11.

Rabinowitz PM, Galusha D, Kirsche SR, Cullen MR, Slade MD, Dixon-Ernst C. Effect of daily noise exposure monitoring on annual rates of hearing loss in industrial workers. Occup Environ Med. 2011 Jun;68(6):414-8.

Rabinowitz PM, Scotch ML, Conti LA. Animals as sentinels: using comparative medicine to move beyond the laboratory. ILAR J. 2010;51(3):262-7.

Rabinowitz P, Perdue M, Mumford E Contact Variables for Exposure to Avian Influenza H5N1 Virus at the Human-Animal Interface. Zoonoses Public Health. 2009

Rabinowitz PM, Dein FJ, Liu A, Chudnov D, Odofin L, Gordon Z. Animals as Sentinels for Bioterrorism Agents, An Evidence Based Review. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006, 12:647-52.