School of Public Health

Baseman, Janet

Janet Baseman

Acting Associate Dean, School of Public Health
Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Health Services


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2005
MPH Epidemiology, University of Texas (Houston), 1999

Contact Info

Box 354809
1107 NE 45th St. Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel: 206-616-1495

Dr. Baseman’s research centers around applied epidemiology in public health practice, strategies for improving disease surveillance systems, and public health informatics. She is also adjunct faculty in the Department of Health Services and is a member of the Northwest for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) Research Team.


Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (CDC)

Leveraging a health information exchange innovation to improve the efficiency of public health disease investigation (RWJF)

Multi-tasking to Hyper-tasking: Investigating the Impact of Next Generation 911 (NIOSH)

Research Interests

Applied epidemiology in public health practice; informatics; infectious disease epidemiology; surveillance

Teaching Interests

Dr. Baseman teaches EPI 201: Outbreak Investigation and Response and SPH 480: Public Health Research Methods

In The News

Janet Baseman named new associate dean
UW School of Public Health News, 05/31/2018

To Text or Not to Text During Disasters
UW School of Public Health News, 08/29/2017

UW SPH “SEAL” Team to Investigate Local Disease Outbreaks
UW School of Public Health News, 03/10/2016