Join Seattle Flu Study

With your help, we can find better ways to fight diseases. The Seattle Flu Study, led by the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine (BBI), is in its fourth year of conducting groundbreaking research. This flu season, we’re studying the flu, COVID-19, and other respiratory viruses. You don’t have to leave home to participate in a study. And you can help improve our research—and the health of our community.

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Take part in exciting new research

The Seattle Flu Study has a number of studies that you may be eligible to participate in. All studies include free testing for COVID-19. Read more to find which study you may qualify to participate in:

Husky Coronavirus Testing

Students, faculty, and staff of the University of Washington are invited to take part in this study on how COVID-19 spreads in the UW community. Participants will answer questions and may be offered a COVID-19 test.

SCAN - Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network Study

If you are in King or Pierce Counties and have coronavirus symptoms, you can apply to be part of this study, which provides free at-home testing for COVID-19. The goal is to help experts track the spread of the disease.

Symptoms Survey

King County residents are invited to answer a few weekly questions to help experts learn about the spread of respiratory illnesses.

Seattle Flu Study Staff

Why We Need You

In year three of the Seattle Flu Study, we’re studying not only the flu, but also COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. How do different diseases spread? Why do they hit some communities harder than others? To answer these questions, we need people from all walks of life—all ages, races, ethnicities, and neighborhoods. It’s safe and easy to take part from home.

Working together, our research can help make Seattle a healthier place for everyone.

Questions? Visit the FAQ