School of Public Health

DiGiacomo, Ronald

Ronald F. DiGiacomo

Professor Emeritus, Comparative Medicine
Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology


VMD University of Pennsylvania, 1965
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1974

Contact Info

University of Washington
Box 357236
1959 NE Pacific Street
T-341A Health Sciences
Seattle, WA 98195

Research Interests

Dr. DiGiacomo's major research interest involves the epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly the molecular characterization of infectious agents (molecular epidemiology) and diseases transmissible from animals to humans (zoonoses).

Teaching Interests

Dr. DiGiacomo is involved in teaching three courses in Epidemiology: "Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases" and "Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases", which explores the use of molecular biologic techniques to characterize infectious agents in order to elucidate epidemiologic features of diseases, and "Epidemiology of Diseases Communicable from Nature (Zoonotic Diseases)", a course in infectious diseases transmissible from animals to humans. He also works with the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice teaching epidemiology to public health workers.


Koszdin, K.L. and DiGiacomo, R.F. Outbreak: Detection and Investigation. Cont. Top. Lab. Anim. Sci.41:18-27, 2002.