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Lung Immunity and Repair
Translational Research
Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Co-Director, UW Lung Transplant Biorepository

research interests

Eric D. Morrell, M.A., M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Washington.  Dr. Morrell’s research focuses on understanding the alveolar innate immune mechanisms that contribute to acute injury, repair, and clinical outcomes.  His work integrates a broad range of molecular and epidemiologic approaches.  Specifically, his work has identified novel alveolar macrophage phenotypes that are associated with key clinical outcomes using transcriptional and single-cell methods.  In addition to his translational research in ARDS, Dr. Morrell co-directs the University of Washington’s Lung Transplant Biorepository, serves on the Early Career Group at the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, and is a site PI for several multi-center observational and interventional studies in lung transplant, ARDS, and COVID-19.  Dr. Morrell’s clinical focus is critical care and lung transplant medicine.



  • Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2017)
  • Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA (2014)
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA (2013)
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda MD (2009)
  • MD, Indiana University, Indianapolis IN (2008)
  • MA in Philosophy, Indiana University, Indianapolis IN (2008)
  • BA in English Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington IN (2003)


  • ATS Assembly on Allergy, Immunology, and Inflammation Early Career Achievement Award (2022)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award (2022)
  • NHLBI K23 Career Development Award (2019)
  • Parker B. Francis Fellowship (2019)
  • Abstract Scholarship, American Thoracic Society (2018-2019)
  • NHLBI F32 National Research Service Award (2018)
  • Bronze Star, US Navy (2011)
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program, US Navy (2006-2008)
  • Theodore Abercrombie/Vernie and Murley Plummer Scholarship, Indiana University (2004-2006)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2003)