Carey Farquhar

Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Global Health
Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Acting Chair, Global Health



MD Harvard University, 1994
MPH University of Washington, 2001



Box 359909
Ninth & Jefferson Building
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104


Dr. Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH, is a professor at the University of Washington in the Departments of Global Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology. Dr. Farquhar is also the Vice Dean for Education in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. 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 Masters in Public Health. She mentors US and Kenyan trainees and 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 more than 210 peer-reviewed papers and is Director of the UW Kenya Research and Training Center and the International AIDS Research and Training Program (IARTP).  Dr. Farquhar teaches two courses in the School of Public Health -- HIV: A Multidisciplinary Approach and  Responsible Conduct of Research: Global and Local.   In addition, she sees patients one half-day per week at Madison Clinic and attends on the wards at Harborview Medical Center.

Research Interests

AIDS epidemiology and HIV prevention in Africa; heterosexual and vertical HIV transmission

Recent Publications (PubMed)

"It is a process" - a qualitative evaluation of provider acceptability of HIV assisted partner services in western Kenya: experiences, challenges, and facilitators.
(2022 May 7)
BMC Health Serv Res 22(1): 616
Liu W, Wamuti BM, Owuor M, Lagat H, Kariithi E, Obong'o C, Mugambi M, Sharma M, Bosire R, Masyuko S, Katz DA, Farquhar C, Weiner BJ

Modeling the Impact of HIV-1 Nucleic Acid Testing among Symptomatic Adult Outpatients in Kenya.
(2022 May 4)
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
Hamilton DT, Agutu C, Babigumira JB, van der Elst E, Hassan A, Gichuru E, Mugo P, Farquhar C, Ndung'u T, Sirengo M, Chege W, Goodreau SM, Elder A, Sanders EJ, Graham SM

"They have given you the morale and confidence:" adolescents and young adults want more community-based oral HIV self-testing options in Kenya.
(2022 Apr 25)
Lapsley R, Beima-Sofie K, Moraa H, Manyeki V, Mung'ala C, Kohler PK, Simoni JM, Farquhar C, Inwani I, Scott McClelland R, Otiso L, Masyuko S, Bukusi D, Wilson KS

Effects of the Waya Intervention on Marital Satisfaction and HIV Risk Behaviors in Western Kenya: A Pre-Post Study Design.
(2022 Mar 25)
Arch Sex Behav
Kwena ZA, Bukusi EA, Turan JM, Darbes L, Farquhar C, Makokha C, Baeten JM

Social Network-Based Strategies to Improve Uptake of HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Sub-Saharan Africa.
(2022 Feb 1)
JAMA Netw Open 5(2): e220155
Farquhar C, Masyuko S, Mugo P

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