Janet G. Baseman

Professor, Epidemiology
Acting Chair, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Health Systems and Population Health


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


Mailing Address:
UW School of Public Health, Office of the Dean
Box 351616
Seattle, WA 98195
Physical Address:
Hans Rosling Center for Population Health
3980 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195


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 Systems and Population Health and is a member of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) Research Team.

Research Interests

Applied epidemiology in public health practice; informatics; infectious disease epidemiology; surveillance; coronavirus; Covid-19; emerging diseases; epidemics; pandemics; disease outbreaks

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Use of Digital COVID-19 Exposure Notifications at a Large Gathering: Survey Analysis of Public Health Conference Attendees.
(2024 Mar 18)
JMIR Form Res 8(): e50716
Drover CM, Elder AS, Guthrie BL, Revere D, Briggs NL, West LM, Higgins A, Lober WB, Karras BT, Baseman JG

Changing genomic epidemiology of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities during the 2020-2022 pandemic, Washington State.
(2024 Jan 15)
BMC Public Health 24(1): 182
Oltean HN, Black A, Lunn SM, Smith N, Templeton A, Bevers E, Kibiger L, Sixberry M, Bickel JB, Hughes JP, Lindquist S, Baseman JG, Bedford T

Sentinel Surveillance System Implementation and Evaluation for SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Data, Washington, USA, 2020-2021.
(2023 Feb)
Emerg Infect Dis 29(2): 242-251
Oltean HN, Allen KJ, Frisbie L, Lunn SM, Torres LM, Manahan L, Painter I, Russell D, Singh A, Peterson JM, Grant K, Peter C, Cao R, Garcia K, Mackellar D, Jones L, Halstead H, Gray H, Melly G, Nickerson D, Starita L, Frazar C, Greninger AL, Roychoudhury P, Mathias PC, Kalnoski MH, Ting CN, Lykken M, Rice T, Gonzalez-Robles D, Bina D, Johnson K, Wiley CL, Magnuson SC, Parsons CM, Chapman ED, Valencia CA, Fortna RR, Wolgamot G, Hughes JP, Baseman JG, Bedford T, Lindquist S

Trading-off privacy and utility: the Washington State experience assessing the performance of a public health digital exposure notification system for coronavirus disease 2019.
(2022 Nov 14)
J Am Med Inform Assoc 29(12): 2050-2056
Segal CD, Lober WB, Revere D, Lorigan D, Karras BT, Baseman JG

Improving Foodborne Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Detection and Response Using Peer Networks-The Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence.
(2023 May-Jun 01)
J Public Health Manag Pract 29(3): 287-296
White AE, Garman KN, Hedberg C, Pennell-Huth P, Smith KE, Sillence E, Baseman J, Scallan Walter E, Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence Working Group

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