Professor Emeritus, Comparative Medicine
Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
EducationVMD University of Pennsylvania, 1965
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1974
1959 NE Pacific Street
F-359 Health Sciences
Seattle, WA 98195
Dr. DiGiacomo's major research interest involves the epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly the molecular characterization of infectious agents (molecular epidemiology) and diseases transmissible from animals to humans (zoonoses).
Dr. DiGiacomo is involved in teaching three courses in Epidemiology: "Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases" and "Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases", which explores the use of molecular biologic techniques to characterize infectious agents in order to elucidate epidemiologic features of diseases, and "Epidemiology of Diseases Communicable from Nature (Zoonotic Diseases)", a course in infectious diseases transmissible from animals to humans. He also works with the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice teaching epidemiology to public health workers.
Koszdin, K.L. and DiGiacomo, R.F. Outbreak: Detection and Investigation. Cont. Top. Lab. Anim. Sci.41:18-27, 2002.