Bria Coates

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20052021

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I am a physician-scientist who specializes in pediatric critical care medicine. I received my MD from the University of Washington and completed my Residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern University. I joined the faculty in the Pediatric Critical Care Division in 2011.

My research explores differences in the inflammatory response to viral respiratory infections in children and adults. Although young children and elderly adults bear a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality associated with viral respiratory infections, little is known about the mechanisms placing these populations at increased risk. My lab is currently investigating the role of innate immune responses in influenza infection. Elucidation of the mechanisms underlying age-related susceptibility and resistance to disease may contribute to the broader understanding of innate immunity and its role in critical illness.

My clinical focus is the care for critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). I am particularly interested in acute respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and mechanical ventilation.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
General Pediatrics

Training Experience

2008Internship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center
2011Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Washington

… → 2005

Research interests

  • Critical Care
  • Immune Regulation
  • Infectious Diseases in Children
  • Inflammation
  • Lung Injury
  • Virus Diseases

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