Misja Ilcisin

Program manager

I am a Program Manager in the Bedford Lab. I am generally interested in the how tech platforms can be leveraged to improve the health of populations, translational research, and developing interdisciplinary solutions to large-scale public health problems. My interest in these areas came about while studying for my Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Science at Santa Clara University and through my experiences in community-based research and at a Myanmar-based health tech start-up. As a native of the PNW, I am excited to be at the Hutch and put these passions to work close to home.


Diagnostic accuracy of an at-home, rapid self-test for influenza: prospective comparative accuracy study

Interactions among 17 respiratory pathogens: a cross-sectional study using clinical and community surveillance data

SwabExpress: An end-to-end protocol for extraction-free COVID-19 testing

SARS-CoV-2 epidemiology on a public university campus in Washington State

Viral genomes reveal patterns of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Washington State

Evaluating specimen quality and results from a community-wide, home-based respiratory surveillance study

Augur: a bioinformatics toolkit for phylogenetic analyses of human pathogens

Characteristics of COVID-19 in homeless shelters: A community-based surveillance study

Cryptic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Washington State

Early detection of Covid-19 through a citywide pandemic surveillance platform