Lab research

Our faculty have made important research contributions to a wide variety of common and important clinical problems. GIM faculty receive nearly $20 million annually in extramural research funding.

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Our faculty have achieved national prominence for research on a wide variety of important clinical problems such as heart disease, HIV, substance use disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes, palliative care, veteran multimorbidity, global health, social drivers of health, and, more broadly, health services research and population health. Much of our research activities are housed in collaborative centers that focus interdisciplinary efforts toward a common goal: making health accessible for everyone, such as by positively impacting healthcare structures and policy.

Centers and Programs

Heartbeat line

Cardiovascular Health Research Unit

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Paramedic in truck

Center for Prehospital Emergency Care

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Provider and patient

Center for Progress in Resuscitation

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Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety

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Medic One truck

Medic One


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Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program

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Research by Theme

Addiction Medicine

Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementia

Cardiovascular Disease

Emergency Medicine

Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes/Reproductive Health




Global Health

Health Equity

Health Informatics

Health Services & Health Systems


HIV/Hepatitis C/Infectious Disease

Hospital Medicine

Medical Education

Mental Health


Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Palliative Care

Patient Communication

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Physician Wellness


Women’s Health

Research news 

May 20, 2024
Population Health Initiative awards pilot grants
Department of Medicine faculty are on 4 of the 13 grants awarded to interdisciplinary researchers at the UW.
April 1, 2024
Rashmi Sharma and Judith Tsui new GIM Directors of Research
Drs. Rashmi Sharma and Judith Tsui will serve as the Directors of Research for the Division of General Internal Medicine.
February 21, 2024
Cancer Screening Research Network
Researchers at Fred Hutch are leading a new federal clinical trials consortium to evaluate emerging technologies for cancer screening.
February 12, 2024
Could a blood pressure cuff help cardiac arrest survivors?
A small feasibility study shows that the device might have a role in the care of people whose heart suddenly stops beating.
February 8, 2024
The Assessment of Functional Communication in Primary Progressive Aphasia
Researchers have received funding to advance the care of people living with primary progressive aphasia, a rare neurodegenerative condition.