One of the University of Washington's key goals is to encourage students, fellows, faculty, and staff to be global citizens.

In accordance with this mission, our faculty and fellows who engage in pulmonary and critical care research through the lens of an international perspective bring a range of expertise to global research activities. 

Our Role in Global Health 

In addition to the work faculty and fellows do to promote global health related to pulmonary and critical care issues, we are home to the International Respiratory and Severe Illness Center (INTERSECT), which promotes cooperation between researchers, clinicians, and educators interested in global pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Members of this program collaborate closely with faculty in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Department of Global Health, and organizations such as PATH to perform clinical and translational research on several continents.