Kelli N. O'Laughlin

Assistant Professor
Departments of Emergency Medicine and Global Health
University of Washington

Dr. O’Laughlin is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Global Health at the University of Washington. Dr. O’Laughlin attended the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and completed emergency medicine residency at the University of California, Los Angeles/Olive-View UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency Program. She earned her MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a global health research scientist focused on assessing the health needs of refugee populations and on designing and evaluating refugee-specific interventions to improve care. She works in collaboration with Medical Teams International and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to evaluate the HIV care continuum in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Presently she is assessing the health behavior and ecologic context influences on HIV care among refugee populations, to gain a more in-depth understanding of linkage to HIV care in Nakivale. These data will help her to implement and evaluate an informed HIV linkage intervention in this setting (K23 MH108440). Dr. O’Laughlin is Affiliated Faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and President-Elect of the Global Emergency Medicine Academy in the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.