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Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH, Professor, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health

Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH is a Professor at the University of Washington in the Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Global Health.  Dr. Farquhar is also Director of the International AIDS Research and Training Program (IARTP) and Director of the Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship in African Global Health Leadership.

Dr. Farquhar received her MD at Harvard Medical School, and 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 mentoring US and Kenyan trainees and conducting research on correlates of immunity against HIV-1, HIV-discordant couples, and mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission. Ongoing studies explore immune responses in HIV-exposed, uninfected infants and adults, with a focus on examining basic science questions from an epidemiologic perspective.

She has published more than 75 peer-reviewed papers and is the Editor-in-Chief of the online journal, Retrovirology: Research and Treatment. 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

Farquhar C, VanCott TC, Mbori-Ngacha DA, Horani L, Bosire RK, Kreiss JK, Richardson BA, John-Stewart GC. Salivary secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor is associated with reduced transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 through breast milk. J Infect Dis 2002; 186:1173-6.

Farquhar C, Kiarie JN, Richardson BA, Kabura MN, John FN, Nduati RW, Mbori-Ngacha DA, John-Stewart GC. Antenatal couple counseling increases uptake of interventions to prevent HIV-1 transmission. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2004; 37:1620-6.

Farquhar C, Nduati R, Haigwood NL, Sutton W, Mbori-Ngacha D, Richardson B, John-Stewart G. High maternal HIV-1 viral load during pregnancy adversely affects placental transfer and infant concentrations of measles IgG antibody. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2005 Dec 1; 40(4):494-7.

Drake A, John-Stewart G, Wald A, Mbori-Ngacha D, Bosire R, Wamalwa D, Lohman-Payne B, Ashley-Morrow R, Corey L, Farquhar C. Herpes simplex virus type 2 and risk of intrapartum human immunodeficiency virus transmission. Obstet Gynecol 2007; 109:403-9.

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 Apr 15;197(8):1156-61

 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 Jan; 56(1):76-82.  PMCID: PMC3005193.  

Farquhar C, Wamalwa D, Selig S, John-Stewart G, Mabuka J, Sutton W, Haigwood N, Wariua G, Lohman-Payne B. 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):295-299

 Farquhar C, Nathanson C, Consortium Working Group: The Afya Bora Consortium:  An Africa-US partnership to train leaders in Global health.  Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2011 Jun; 25(2)399-409. PMCID: PMC3143113.

Farquhar C, Lohman-Payne B, Overbaugh J, Richardson BA, Mabuka J, Bosire R, Mbori-Ngacha D, John-Stewart G.  Breast Milk HIV-1 RNA levels and female sex associated with HIV-1-specific CD8+ T-Cell responses in HIV-1-exposed uninfected infants in Kenya.  J Infect Dis. 2011 Dec; 204(11):1806-10. 

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 Feb; 205(3):366-75.