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)

Study of heavy metal resistance genes in Escherichia coli isolates from a marine ecosystem with a history of environmental pollution (arsenic, cadmium, copper, and mercury).
PLoS One 18(11): e0294565
Tseng AS, Roberts MC, Weissman SJ, Rabinowitz PM

Livestock, pathogens, vectors, and their environment: A causal inference-based approach to estimating the pathway-specific effect of livestock on human African trypanosomiasis risk.
PLOS Glob Public Health 3(11): e0002543
Meisner J, Kato A, Lemerani M, Mwamba Miaka E, Ismail Taban A, Wakefield J, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Pigott DM, Mayer J, Rabinowitz PM

Temperature affects predation of schistosome-competent snails by a novel invader, the marbled crayfish Procambarus virginalis.
PLoS One 18(9): e0290615
Faiad SM, Williams MA, Goodman M, Sokolow S, Olden JD, Mitchell K, Andriantsoa R, Gordon Jones JP, Andriamaro L, Ravoniarimbinina P, Rasamy J, Ravelomanana T, Ravelotafita S, Ravo R, Rabinowitz P, De Leo GA, Wood CL

Increased interregional virus exchange and nucleotide diversity outline the expansion of chikungunya virus in Brazil.
(2023 Jul 21)
Nat Commun 14(1): 4413
Xavier J, Alcantara LCJ, 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, Dos Santos CA, Gonçalves CCM, 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, Franz HCF, 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 Jr, 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, Hans Santos R, Kashima S, 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

Risk Factors for Bartonella Seroreactivity Among Veterinary Workers in the Pacific Northwest.
(2023 Jul)
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 23(7): 356-363
Thiel N, Baker M, Lipton B, Fuller L, Breitschwerdt EB, Rabinowitz P

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