School of Public Health

Baseman, Janet

Janet Baseman

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


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

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)

Washington Statewide Innovation Model Evaluation (Washington HCA)

Best Shots for Kids King County Adolescent Immunization Project (PHSKC)

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; coronavirus; Covid-19; emerging diseases; epidemics; pandemics; disease outbreaks

Teaching Interests

Dr. Baseman teaches EPI 201: Outbreak Investigation and Response and EPI 594: Field Epidemiology: Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) team.

In The News

At least 80 UW students in fraternities test positive for coronavirus, a foreboding sign for college reopenings
The Seattle Times, 07/01/2020

How the ‘R’ estimate explains the spread of coronavirus in Washington
KING 5 News, 06/22/2020

Contact tracing for COVID-19 will be the most complex health investigation ever
National Geographic, 05/24/2020