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)

Compassion Fatigue and Satisfaction in US Army Laboratory Animal Medicine Personnel.
(2021 May 23)
J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci
Schlanser TV, Rabinowitz PM, Thompson-Iritani S

Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns of Urinary Escherichia coli Among Outpatients in Washington State, 2013-2017: Associations with Age and Sex.
(2021 Mar 26)
Clin Infect Dis
Frisbie L, Weissman SJ, Kapoor H, D'Angeli M, Salm A, Radcliff J, Rabinowitz P

Demystifying and Demonstrating the Value of a One Health Approach to Parasitological Challenges.
(2020 Sep 9)
Vet Parasitol 287(): 109202
Krecek RC, Rabinowitz PM, Conrad PA

Informing Rift Valley Fever preparedness by mapping seasonally varying environmental suitability.
(2020 Oct)
Int J Infect Dis 99(): 362-372
Hardcastle AN, Osborne JCP, Ramshaw RE, Hulland EN, Morgan JD, Miller-Petrie MK, Hon J, Earl L, Rabinowitz P, Wasserheit JN, Gilbert M, Robinson TP, Wint GRW, Shirude S, Hay SI, Pigott DM

Use of technology for public health surveillance reporting: opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt from Kenya.
(2020 Jul 13)
BMC Public Health 20(1): 1101
Njeru I, Kareko D, Kisangau N, Langat D, Liku N, Owiso G, Dolan S, Rabinowitz P, Macharia D, Ekechi C, Widdowson MA

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