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

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

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Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, directs the Center for One Health Research. The center explores linkages between human, animal, and environmental health in a "One Health" paradigm, including: zoonotic infectious diseases at the human-animal interface, animals as "sentinels" of environmental health hazards, and clinical collaboration between human health care providers and veterinarians in a species-spanning approach. A goal of the Project is to serve as an incubator and organizer of research, training, and clinical activities at the University of Washington related to the human-animal-ecosystem interface.

Dr. Rabinowitz also directs the Canary Database, an online resource for evidence about animals as sentinels of environmental health threats from both toxic and infectious hazards. He has been a visiting scientist at the Global Influenza Program of the WHO, and also in the Animal Health Division of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) where he researched zoonotic diseases. He is the co-editor, with Lisa Conti, DVM, MPH, of the clinical manual Human Animal Medicine: Zoonoses, Toxicants and other Shared Health Risks. (Elsevier 2010). He is co-director, with Malika Kachani, DVM, PhD, of the Stone Mountain Working Group on One Health Proof of Concept Research.

Dr. Rabinowitz completed a Family Medicine residency through the University of California San Francisco (Salinas Program). He has also completed fellowships in General Preventive Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, where he served as Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of Electives for the School of Medicine.

  • MD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (Yale University)
  • BA (Amherst College)
Health Topics 
  • Zoonotic Diseases and Animal Health

Zoonotic infectious disease; diseases of animal workers; microbiome sharing between humans and animals; emerging infectious disease; antimicrobial resistance animal sentinels of environmental health hazards; One Health, noise and hearing loss


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):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.