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 130 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.
- Implementation science
- Maternal child health (including reproductive health)
education & training
MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA (1994)
MPH, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Seattle WA (2001)
Chief Medical Resident, Seattle Veterans Affairs Hospital, Seattle WA (1997-1998)
Infectious Disease Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle WA (1998-2002)
Magna cum laude, Brown University (1989)
Doris Duke Foundation Award to perform HIV-1 research in Fearing Laboratory (1992)
Alpha Omega Alpha Society (1997)
Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women (2013)
Wamuti BM, Erdman LK, Cherutich P, Golden M, Dunbar M, Bukusi D, Richardson B, Ng’ang’a A, Barnabas R, Mutiti PM, Macharia P, Jerop M, Otieno FA, Poole D, Farquhar C. Assisted partner notification services to augment HIV testing and linkage to care in Kenya: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial. Implementation Science. 2015 Feb 13; 10:23.
Newman LP, Njoroge A, Ben-Youssef L, Merkel M, Gatuguta A, Ton Q, Obimbo EM, Wamalwa D, Lohman-Payne B, Richardson BA, Nduati R, Farquhar C. Measles seropositivity in HIV-infected Kenyan children on antiretroviral therapy. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Aug; 33(8):843-5.
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.
• 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.
• PubMed Abstract