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)

A Cross Sectional Study of Respiratory and Allergy Status in Dairy Workers.
(2023 Jan 27)
J Agromedicine
Carmona J, deMarcken M, Trinh P, Frisbie L, Ramirez V, Palmandez P, Vedal S, Sack C, Rabinowitz P

Does a One Health approach to human African trypanosomiasis control hasten elimination? A stochastic compartmental modeling approach.
(2023 Jan 19)
Acta Trop 240(): 106804
Meisner J, Kato A, Lemerani MM, Miaka EM, Ismail AT, Wakefield J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Pigott D, Mayer JD, Lorton C, Rabinowitz PM

Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from Humans to Pets, Washington and Idaho, USA.
(2022 Dec)
Emerg Infect Dis 28(12): 2425-2434
Meisner J, Baszler TV, Kuehl KE, Ramirez V, Baines A, Frisbie LA, Lofgren ET, de Avila DM, Wolking RM, Bradway DS, Wilson HR, Lipton B, Kawakami V, Rabinowitz PM

A One Health Clinic for People Experiencing Homelessness and Their Animals: Treating the Human-Animal Unit.
(2022 Sep-Oct)
Ann Fam Med 20(5): 487
Tin AH, Kuehl K, Terry A, Meisner J, Ramirez V, Tabor E, Rabinowitz P

The effect of livestock density on Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and T. b. rhodesiense: A causal inference-based approach.
(2022 Aug)
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 16(8): e0010155
Meisner J, Kato A, Lemerani MM, Mwamba Miaka E, Ismail Taban A, Wakefield J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Pigott DM, Mayer JD, Rabinowitz PM

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