Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH



Bio: Peter Rabinowitz, MD MPH


Peter Rabinowitz, MD MPH is Associate Professor, UW Departments of Family Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and Global Health, He is adjunct Associate Professor, UW Department Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Disease. He is an attending physician in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic, Harborview Medical Center, and is the Director of the UW Center for One Health Research (COHR). 


Dr. Rabinowitz’s clinical and research interests focus on the “One Health” paradigm that explores overlaps between the health of humans, animals, and our shared environment. This includes the role of animals in primary care, including the human animal bond and animals as “part of the family”, zoonotic infectious diseases, animals as “sentinels” of environmental hazards, and the impact of animal contact on the human “microbiome”.


Dr. Rabinowitz received his BA from Amherst College, his MD from the University of Washington, and an MPH from Yale School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Family Medicine through UCSF (Salinas Residency Program), and fellowships in General Preventive Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. He joined the faculty at Yale and was Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Services for the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program before returning to Seattle and UW in 2013. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is co-editor, with Lisa Conti DVM, of the textbook Human Animal Medicine: Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants, and other Shared Health Risks (Elsevier 2010).