Researchers with the Seattle Flu Alliance have been on the leading edge of infectious disease research since 2017. The collaborative effort features research teams from The Brotman Baty Institute, UW Medicine, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle Children’s, and the National Institutes of Health.

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Scientific Publications

Absenteeism and Health Behavior Trends Associated with Acute Respiratory Illness Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Community Household Cohort, King County, Washington

Impacts of human mobility on the citywide transmission dynamics of 18 respiratory viruses in pre- and post-COVID-19 pandemic years

Local-scale phylodynamics reveal differential community impact of SARS-CoV-2 in a metropolitan US county

Remote surveillance and detection of SARS-CoV-2 transmission among household members in King County, Washington - PubMed

SARS-CoV-2 diversity and transmission on a university campus across two academic years during the pandemic

Tiny swabs: nasal swabs integrated into tube caps facilitate large-scale self-collected SARS-CoV-2 testing

Risk of Subsequent Respiratory Virus Detection After Primary Virus Detection in a Community Household Study - King County, Washington 2019-2021

CASCADIA: a prospective community-based study protocol for assessing SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness in children and adults using a remote nasal swab collection and web-based survey design.

Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection and associated risk factors among staff and residents at homeless shelters in King County, Washington: an active surveillance study.

Streptococcus pneumoniae nasal carriage patterns with and without common respiratory virus detections in households in Seattle, WA, USA before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Care-seeking correlates of acute respiratory illness among sheltered adults experiencing homelessness in Seattle, WA, 2019: a community-based cross-sectional study.

Respiratory syncytial virus and other respiratory virus infections in residents of homeless shelters – King County, Washington, 2019–2021

Burden of long COVID among adults experiencing sheltered homelessness: a longitudinal cohort study in King County, WA between September 2020-April 2022

Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea Are Common in Community-Acquired Acute Viral Respiratory Illness

Results from a test-and-treat study for influenza among residents of homeless shelters in King County, WA: A stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial

Trends in Risk Factors and Symptoms Associated With SARS-CoV-2 and Rhinovirus Test Positivity in King County, Washington, June 2020 to July 2022

The clinical and genomic epidemiology of seasonal human coronaviruses in congregate homeless shelter settings: A repeated cross-sectional study

Trends and factors associated with change in COVID-19 vaccination intent among residents and staff in six Seattle homeless shelters, March 2020 to August 2021.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on community respiratory virus activity.

Human Parainfluenza Virus in Homeless Shelters before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Washington, USA.

SARS-CoV-2 Screening Testing in Schools: A Comparison of School- vs Home-Based Collection Methods

Genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants on a university campus

Phylogenomics of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Emergency Shelters for People Experiencing Homelessness

Associations Between Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Variants and Risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Hospitalization Among Confirmed Cases in Washington State: A Retrospective Cohort Study

The Clinical and Genomic Epidemiology of Rhinovirus in Homeless Shelters-King County, Washington

Requirements and Study Designs for US Regulatory Approval of Influenza Home Tests

The impact of a rapid home test on telehealth decision-making for influenza: a clinical vignette study

Requirements and Study Designs for U.S. Regulatory Approval of Influenza Home Tests

Diagnostic Accuracy of an At-Home, Rapid Self-Test for Influenza

Interactions among 17 Respiratory Pathogens: A Cross-Sectional Study Using Clinical and Community Surveillance Data (preprint)

Trends in COVID-19 vaccination intent and factors associated with deliberation and reluctance among adult homeless shelter residents and staff, 1 November 2020 to 28 February 2021 - King County, Washington

Trends in COVID-19 vaccination intent and factors associated with deliberation and reluctance among adult homeless shelter residents and staff, 1 November 2020 to 28 February 2021 – King County, Washington

SwabExpress: An End-to-End Protocol for Extraction-Free COVID-19 Testing

The Seattle Flu Study: When Regulations Hinder Pandemic Surveillance

Harmony COVID-19: Development and Evaluation of Ready-to-Use Reagents, Hardware, and Software Package for Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test

A Systematic Review of Clinical Prediction Rules for the Diagnosis of Influenza

Comparison of Symptoms and RNA Levels in Children and Adults With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the Community Setting

SARS-CoV-2 Epidemiology on a Public University Campus in Washington State

Incidence of Medically Attended Acute Respiratory Illnesses Due to Respiratory Viruses Across the Life Course During the 2018/19 Influenza Season

Home Testing for COVID-19 and Other Virus Outbreaks: the Complex System of Translating to Communities

A remote household-based approach to influenza self-testing and antiviral treatment

Evaluating an App-Guided Self-Test for Influenza: Lessons Learned for Improving the Feasibility of Study Designs to Evaluate Self-Tests for Respiratory Viruses

Viral genomes reveal patterns of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Washington State

A Remote Household Observation for Non-influenza Respiratory Viral Illness

Evaluating Specimen Quality and Results from a Community-Wide, Home-Based Respiratory Surveillance Study

Comparable Specimen Collection from Both Ends of At-Home Midturbinate Swabs

Effects of Weather-Related Social Distancing on City-Scale Transmission of Respiratory Viruses: a Retrospective Cohort Study

Sequelae in Adults at 6 Months After COVID-19 Infection

Point-of-Care Molecular Testing and Antiviral Treatment of Influenza in Residents of Homeless Shelters in Seattle, WA: Study Protocol for a Stepped-Wedge Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Remote Household Observation for Non-influenza Respiratory Viral Illness

The Seattle Flu Study: a Multiarm Community-Based Prospective Study Protocol for Assessing Influenza Prevalence, Transmission and Genomic Epidemiology

Characteristics of COVID-19 in Homeless Shelters: A Community-Based Surveillance Study

Cross-Sectional Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Among Skilled Nursing Facility Employees and Residents Across Facilities in Seattle

Genomic surveillance reveals multiple introductions of SARS-CoV-2 into Northern California

Comparison of Unsupervised Home Self-collected Midnasal Swabs With Clinician-Collected Nasopharyngeal Swabs for Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Evidence for Limited Early Spread of COVID-19 Within the United States, January-February 2020

Early Detection of Covid-19 through a Citywide Pandemic Surveillance Platform

COVID-19 Outbreak Among Three Affiliated Homeless Service Sites - King County, Washington, 2020

Cryptic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Washington State

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