Peter Rabinowitz

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Professor, Family Medicine
Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.



MD Medicine, University of Washington, 1982
MPH School of Medicine, Yale University, 1995
BA Biology, Amherst College, 1978



University of Washington
Box 357234
Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Seattle, WA 98195


Peter Rabinowitz MD MPH directs the Center for One Health Research. The Project explores linkages between human, animal, and environmental health in a "One Health" paradigm, including: zoonotic infectious diseases at the human-animal interface, animals as "sentinels" of environmental health hazards, and clinical collaboration between human health care providers and veterinarians in a species-spanning approach. A goal of the Project is to serve as an incubator and organizer of research, training, and clinical activities at the University of Washington related to the human-animal-ecosystem interface.

Dr. Rabinowitz also directs the Canary Database, an online resource for evidence about animals as sentinels of environmental health threats from both toxic and infectious hazards. He has been a visiting scientist at the Global Influenza Program of the WHO, and also in the Animal Health Division of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) where he researched zoonotic diseases. He is the co-editor, with Lisa Conti DVM, MPH, of the clinical manual Human Animal Medicine: Zoonoses, Toxicants and other Shared Health Risks. (Elsevier 2010) He is co-director, with Malika Kachani DVM, PhD, of the Stone Mountain Working Group on One Health Proof of Concept Research.

Dr. Rabinowitz completed a Family Medicine residency through the University of California San Francisco (Salinas Program). He has also completed fellowships in General Preventive Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, where he served as Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of Electives for the School of Medicine.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Prevent pandemics and halt climate change? Strengthen land rights for Indigenous peoples.
(2022 May)
Lancet Planet Health 6(5): e381-e382
Hernandez J, Meisner J, Bardosh K, Rabinowitz P

Improving hand hygiene practices in two regional hospitals in Kenya using a continuous quality improvement (CQI) approach.
(2022 Apr 4)
Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 11(1): 56
Kibira J, Kihungi L, Ndinda M, Wesangula E, Mwangi C, Muthoni F, Augusto O, Owiso G, Ndegwa L, Luvsansharav UO, Bancroft E, Rabinowitz P, Lynch J, Njoroge A

Household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from humans to pets in Washington and Idaho: burden and risk factors.
(2022 Feb 22)
Meisner J, Baszler TV, Kuehl KH, Ramirez V, Baines A, Frisbie LA, Lofgren ET, DeAvila DM, Wolking RM, Bradway DS, Wilson H, Lipton B, Kawakami V, Rabinowitz PM

Genomic Epidemiology of Clinical Brucella melitensis Isolates from Southern Israel.
(2022 Jan 22)
Microorganisms 10(2):
Zilberman B, Motro Y, Sagi O, Kornspan D, Ben-Shimol S, Gdalevich M, Yagel Y, Davidovitch N, Khalfin B, Rabinowitz P, Nesher L, Grotto I, Bardenstein S, Moran-Gilad J

Corrigendum: "State of the Mewnion": Practices of Feral Cat Care and Advocacy Organizations in the United States.
Front Vet Sci 8(): 846256
Aeluro S, Buchanan JM, Boone JD, Rabinowitz PM

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