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)

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Terrestrial Animals in Southern Nigeria: Potential Cases of Reverse Zoonosis.
(2023 May 17)
Viruses 15(5):
Happi AN, Ayinla AO, Ogunsanya OA, Sijuwola AE, Saibu FM, Akano K, George UE, Sopeju AE, Rabinowitz PM, Ojo KK, Barrett LK, Van Voorhis WC, Happi CT

Differences in gut metagenomes between dairy workers and community controls: a cross-sectional study.
(2023 May 12)
Trinh P, Roberts MC, Rabinowitz PM, Willis AD

Increased interregional virus exchange and nucleotide diversity outline the expansion of the chikungunya virus ECSA lineage in Brazil.
(2023 Apr 3)
Xavier J, Alcantara L, Fonseca V, Lima M, Castro E, Fritsch H, Oliveira C, Guimarães N, Adelino T, Evaristo M, Rodrigues ES, Santos EV, de La-Roque D, de Moraes L, Tosta S, Neto A, Rosewell A, Mendonça AF, Leite A, Vasconcelos A, Silva de Mello AL, Vasconcelos B, Montalbano CA, Zanluca C, Freitas C, de Albuquerque CFC, Duarte Dos Santos CN, Santos CS, Alves Dos Santos C, Maymone Gonçalves CC, Teixeira D, Neto DFL, Cabral D, de Oliveira EC, Noia Maciel EL, Pereira FM, Iani F, de Carvalho FP, Andrade G, Bezerra G, de Castro Lichs GG, Pereira GC, Barroso H, Ferreira Franz HC, Ferreira H, Gomes I, Riediger IN, Rodrigues I, de Siqueira IC, Silva J, Rico JM, Lima J, Abrantes J, do Nascimento JPM, Wasserheit JN, Pastor J, de Magalhães JJF, Luz KG, Lima Neto LG, Frutuoso LCV, da Silva LB, Sena L, de Sousa LAF, Pereira LA, Demarchi L, Câmara MCB, Astete MG, Almiron M, Lima M, Umaki Zardin MCS, Presibella MM, Falcão MB, Gale M, Freire N, Marques N, de Moura NFO, Almeida Da Silva PE, Rabinowitz P, da Cunha RV, Trinta KS, do Carmo Said RF, Kato R, Stabeli R, de Jesus R, Santos RH, Haddad SK, Slavov SN, Andrade T, Rocha T, Carneiro T, Nardy V, da Silva V, Carvalho WG, Van Voorhis WC, Araujo WN, de Filippis AMB, Giovanetti M

Usability and Acceptability of Electronic Immunization Registry Data Entry Workflows From the Health Care Worker Perspective in Siaya, Kenya (Part 3): Pre-Post Study.
(2023 Mar 30)
JMIR Form Res 7(): e39383
Wittenauer R, Dolan SB, Njoroge A, Onyango P, Owiso G, Rabinowitz P, Puttkammer N

Time Utilization Among Immunization Clinics Using an Electronic Immunization Registry (Part 2): Time and Motion Study of Modified User Workflows.
(2023 Mar 16)
JMIR Form Res 7(): e39777
Dolan SB, Wittenauer R, Njoroge A, Onyango P, Owiso G, Shearer JC, Lober WB, Liu S, Puttkammer N, Rabinowitz P

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