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Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH

  • Professor, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Global Health
  • Director, International AIDS Research and Training Program (IARTP)
    University of Washington
  • Director, Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship in African Global Health Leadership

Dr. Farquhar received her MD at Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious disease at the University of Washington, where she also earned a Masters in Public Health. She currently spends approximately 2 months each year in Nairobi and Kisumu mentoring US and Kenyan trainees and conducting research on HIV-discordant couples, HIV partner services, correlates of immunity against HIV-1, and mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission. Ongoing studies explore provision of partner notification and HIV testing services in a cluster randomized trial of 18 voluntary counseling and testing sites in Kenya, and examine home-based education and HIV testing for male partners of pregnant women. The latter is a randomized clinical trial assessing maternal and child health outcomes that is taking place in Kisumu, Kenya.

She has published more than 105 peer-reviewed papers and is the Director of two international training programs (listed above) as well as the UW Internal Medicine Global Health Pathway. Dr. Farquhar teaches 3 courses in the School of Public Health -- AIDS: A Multidisciplinary Approach, the Responsible Conduct of International Research, and the Integrated Residency Global Health Leadership course. In addition, she sees HIV-infected patients one half-day per week at Madison Clinic and attends in the Infectious Disease clinic and on the wards at Harborview Medical Center.

Selected Publications

Mackelprang R, John-Stewart GC, Carrington M, Richardson B, Mbori-Ngacha D, Mabuka J, Rowland-Jones S, Wamalwa D, Lohman-Payne B, Farquhar C. Maternal HLA homozygosity and mother-child HLA concordance increase the risk of vertical transmission of HIV-1. J Infect Dis. 2008;197(8): 1156-61.
PubMed Abstract

Aluisio A, Richardson BA, Bosire R, John-Stewart G, Mbori-Ngacha E, Farquhar C. Male antenatal attendance and HIV testing are associated with decreased infant HIV infection and increased HIV-free survival. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011; 56(1): 76-82.
PMCID: PMC3005193
PubMed Abstract

Farquhar C, Wamalwa D, Selig S, et al. Immune responses to measles and tetanus vaccines among Kenyan HIV-1-infected children pre and post-highly active antiretroviral therapy and re-vaccination. Ped Infect Dis J. 2009; 28(4): 295-9.
PubMed Abstract

Drake AL, Roxby AC, Ongecha-Owuor F, Kiarie J, John-Stewart G, Wald A, Richardson BA, Hitti J, Overbaugh J, Emery S, Farquhar C. Valacyclovir suppressive therapy reduces plasma and breast milk HIV-1 RNA levels during pregnancy and postpartum: a randomized trial. J Infect Dis. 2012; 205(3): 366-75.
PubMed Abstract

Osoti AO, John-Stewart G, James K, Barbra R, John K, Krakowiak D, Farquhar C. Home visits during pregnancy enhance male partner HIV counseling and testing in Kenya: A randomized clinical trial. AIDS 2014 Jan 2;28(1):95-103.
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