Kristina E. Rudd, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine

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Education & Training

BA, International Development Studies, Middlebury College, 2004
MD, University of Washington, 2010
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 2013
Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, 2017
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2017

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Sepsis epidemiology
  • Sepsis syndemics and relationships between social and medical risk factors
  • Clinical management and epidemiology of critical illness in resource-variable settings


Rudd KE, Johnson SC, Agesa KM, Shackelford KA, Tsoi D, Kievlan DR, Colombara DV, Ikuta KS, Kissoon N, Finfer S, Fleischmann-Struzek C, Machado FR, Reinhart KK, Rowan K, Seymour CW, Watson RS, West TE, Marinho F, Hay SI, Lozano R, Lopez AD, Angus DC, Murray CJL, Naghavi M. Global, Regional, and National Sepsis Incidence and Mortality, 1990–2017: Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. Lancet. 2020 Jan 18;395(10219):200-11.
Rudd KE, Hantrakun V, Somayaji R, Booraphun S, Boonsri C, Fitzpatrick AL, Day NPJ, Teparrukkul P, Limmathurotsakul D, West TE. Early Management of Sepsis in Medical Patients in Rural Thailand: a Single-Center Prospective Observational Study. Journal of Intensive Care. 2019 Dec 2;7:55.
Rudd KE, Seymour CW, Aluisio AR, Augustin ME, Bagenda DS, Beane A, Byiringiro JC, Chang CC, Colas LN, Day NP, De Silva AP. Association of the Quick Sequential (Sepsis-Related) Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) Score With Excess Hospital Mortality in Adults With Suspected Infection in Low-and Middle-Income Countries. JAMA. 2018 Jun 5;319(21):2202-11.
Rudd KE, Mair CF, Angus DC. Applying Syndemic Theory to Acute Illness. JAMA. 2022 Jan 4;327(1):33-34.

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Director of Research Training, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program, Department of Critical Care Medicine

American Society for Clinical Investigation Young Physician-Scientist Award, 2022
Global Sepsis Award Certificate of Commendation, 2020
Allen Humphrey Excellence in Mentoring Award, 2019