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Jason E. Farley, PhD, MPH, RN

Director, REACH Initiative
Co-Director Clinical Core, Hopkins Center for AIDS Research
Past President, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
Jason Farley
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Community / Public Health
  • Global
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease
  • Men's Health
  • Public Health
  • Sexual Health


Jason Farley is a professor of nursing, an infectious disease-trained nurse epidemiologist, and a nurse practitioner in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing and Medicine. His research seeks to streamline care approaches that optimize navigation, linkage, engagement, and retention in care for persons with infectious diseases, including studies designed to keep patients engaged in care over long periods of illness. He is the director and founder of the REACH Initiative serving Baltimore City residents living with and at risk for HIV and associated co-infections. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, most recently serving as chair of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Expert Panel. As a seasoned infection-prevention expert, Dr. Farley was part of a Johns Hopkins team evaluating the SARS response in China at an affiliated institution as well as country-level health system responses to tuberculosis and HIV. He maintains a clinical practice as a nurse practitioner in the John G. Bartlett Specialty Clinic for Infectious Disease. He has previously served as a nurse infection-control epidemiologist for the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Additional Resources

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  • Videos


  • Publications/Research
    Tudor, C., Farley, J.E., (2016). "Occupational risk factors for TB among health care workers in
    KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa." Clinical Infectious Diseases.

    Murphy, J., Mark, H., Anderson, J., Farley, J.E., Allen J. (2016). "A randomized trial of HPV self-sampling as an intervention to promote cervical cancer screening in women with HIV." Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease.

    Warren, N., Breman, R., Budhathoki, C., Farley, J.E., Wilson, L. (2016). "Perspectives of nursing faculty in Africa on global health competencies." Nursing Outlook. 64: 179– 185.

    Kelly, A., Smith, B., Luo, Z., Given, B., Wehrhein, T., Master, I, Farley, J.E. (2016). "Discordance between patient and provider report of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis adverse drug reactions." International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 20(4): 442– 447.
    Farley, J.E., Stewart, J., Kub, J., Cumpsty-Fowler, C., Lowensen, K., Becker, K., (2015). "Development of the Johns Hopkins UniversitySchool of Nursing Adult/geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program in HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care." Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
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  • Awards/Honors

    President, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (2016-2018)

    Director, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing REACH Initiative

    Director, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing HIV Primary Care Certificate Program for Nurse Practitioners

    Clinical Core Co-Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research

    Site Leader, Johns Hopkins HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)

    2020  COVID-19 Courage Award in the category of Science, supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Academy of Nursing

    2020  International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International

    2019  Diversity Trailblazer Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

    2019  Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)

    2018  Global Achievement Award, Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association

    2017  Gene Tranbarger Writing Award Winner, American Association for Men in Nursing

    2016  International Association of Providers in AIDS Care (IAPAC) – 150 Most Influential People in HIV/AIDS

    2015  Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame

    2013  Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

    2012-2015  Nurse Faculty Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    2010  VIP List of Professional Under 40, the Daily Record

    2010  Blue Ribbon Abstract Award for Excellence—Association of Professional in Infection Control (APIC)

    2008  New Investigator Award—Johns Hopkins Center for Nursing Research

    2003  Graduate Leadership Award—Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

    2003  Blue Ribbon Abstract Award for Excellence—Association of Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) National Conference

    2002  Margo Capra Award for Excellence in Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Control—Association of Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Baltimore Chapter Annual Meeting

    1997–1998  Veterans Affairs Learning Opportunities Resident (VALOR) Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    1995-1997  James Fitts Alston Scholarship—University of Alabama

    1994-1995  Freshman Honors Scholarship—University of Alabama