Welcome to the Seattle Flu Study

The Seattle Flu Study is continuing our research in the 2020-2021 flu season with a commitment to investigating the overlap of the COVID-19 pandemic, seasonal influenza, and the transmission of other respiratory illnesses. Now in our third year of research, the Seattle Flu Study will continue to focus on at-risk populations, at-home collection of samples from members of the community, and transmission of pathogens in specific locations or settings for the 2020-2021 season.

The Seattle Flu Study, led by the Brotman Baty Institute, brings together clinical, research, and public health experts to understand outbreak dynamics, evaluate potential interventions, and help inform public health decision-making. More than ever, this year’s research exemplifies our mission to improve systems for detection, prevention, and response to respiratory illnesses.

To learn more about some of our current work, please visit our project pages, which will be updated as new initiatives begin.

Results for all participants in a SFS study will be available online via our Results page.