Janet Baseman


United States
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Associate Dean for Public Health Practice & Professor of Epidemiology - University of Washington School of Public Health

Janet Baseman is professor of epidemiology, adjunct professor of health services and associate dean for public health practice at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health. She serves on the faculty of the UW Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Dr. Baseman is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in applied epidemiology and public health informatics. Her research interests are in public health systems and services research/evaluation, particularly public health emergency preparedness and response systems. She is the former director of the UW Northwest Preparedness and Response Research Center and current co-director of the Center of Excellence in Integrated Food Safety. She teaches EPI 201: Outbreak Investigation and Response, an undergraduate UW course, and directs the UW Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) program which trains UW public health graduate students in applied epidemiological methods and offers students the opportunity to conduct practice-based field assignments with state and local public health practice agencies based on real-time needs of these agencies. PROJECTS Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (CDC) Washington Statewide Innovation Model Evaluation (Washington HCA) Best Shots for Kids King County Adolescent Immunization Project (PHSKC) Multi-tasking to Hyper-tasking: Investigating the Impact of Next Generation 911 (NIOSH) RESEARCH INTERESTS Applied epidemiology in public health practice; informatics; infectious disease epidemiology; surveillance; coronavirus; Covid-19; emerging diseases; epidemics; pandemics; disease outbreaks

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