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)

Antibodies to Influenza A(H5N1) Virus in Hunting Dogs Retrieving Wild Fowl, Washington, USA.
(2024 Jun)
Emerg Infect Dis 30(6): 1271-1274
Brown JD, Black A, Haman KH, Diel DG, Ramirez VE, Ziejka RS, Fenelon HT, Rabinowitz PM, Stevens L, Poulson R, Stallknecht DE

Shifting the Focus: A Photovoice exploration of the benefits and barriers of having a pet while experiencing homelessness.
PLoS One 19(3): e0295588
Garland-Lewis G, Scott E, Ramirez V, Rabinowitz P

US Academic and NGO Engagement in Pandemic Preparedness and Response.
(2024 Mar-Apr)
Health Secur 22(2): 167-171
McOwen H, Wasserheit JN, Rabinowitz P

Soil health: A common focus for one health and planetary health interventions.
(2024 Jun)
One Health 18(): 100673
Montgomery DR, Rabinowitz P, Sipos Y, Wheat EE

Associations between Isolation Source, Clonal Composition, and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Escherichia coli Collected in Washington State, USA.
(2024 Jan 20)
Antibiotics (Basel) 13(1):
Jewell M, Fuhrmeister ER, Roberts MC, Weissman SJ, Rabinowitz PM, Hawes SE

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