top of page

Carey Farquhar

Professor, Department of Medicine, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Director, International AIDS Research and Training Program and Kenya Research and Training Center, UW

Dr. Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH, is the Interim Chair of the Department of Global Health and a professor in the Departments of Global Health, Medicine (Allergy and Infectious Diseases), and Epidemiology at the University of Washington. She is the Director of the UW Kenya Research and Training Center and the International AIDS Research and Training Program.  She 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 master’s in public health.

Dr. Farquhar currently conducts research in Kenya on HIV testing and partner notification services, HIV and HCV diagnosis and access to treatment among persons who inject drugs, and non-communicable diseases among persons living with HIV.  She has published 257 peer-reviewed papers and has been PI of several clinical trials evaluating HIV testing and prevention interventions, including couple counseling and testing, assisted partner services and pre-exposure prophylaxis.  Her work on assisted partner services provided critical data in support of the World Health Organization’s guidance on assisted partner services that has been adopted in Kenya and around the world.

She teaches two courses in the School of Public Health -- HIV: A Multidisciplinary Approach and Responsible Conduct of Research: Global and Local.  Training and capacity building have been critical components of her work in Kenya since 2003 when she began directing the International AIDS Research and Training Program. She is currently PI of two D43 training grants which focus on building implementation science, epidemiology and clinical research capacity at Kenyatta National Hospital, University of Nairobi, Kenya Medical Research Institute, and Ministry of Health by supporting Kenyan clinicians and scientists pursuing MPH and doctoral degrees and through in-country courses on grant writing, mentorship and research methods. 

In these leadership roles and as a faculty member at UW for more than 22 years, she has prioritized mentoring.  She has chaired MPH and PhD committees for more than 50 US and international students and formally mentored more than 100 students, fellows, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty pursuing careers in global health, public health, infectious diseases and medicine.

In addition to her work in global health, she continues to be active clinically at Harborview Medical Center.  She sees patients one half-day per week at the Madison HIV Clinic and is an attending physician 6 weeks per year on the infectious diseases consult service and internal medicine service at Harborview Medical Center.


Carey Farquhar
bottom of page