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 357230
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

The flu is barely spreading this year in King County. Here's why
Seattle P-I, 01/21/2021

We're botching the vaccine rollout. Here's how to get it back on track.
Fast Company, 01/06/2021

Use your smartphone to help contain the pandemic
The Seattle Times, 12/08/2020