Dr. Jason Farley

One of the first lessons Dr. Jason Farley learned after getting his bachelor’s degree from the Capstone College of Nursing was that a nurse’s education never ends. He went on to pursue a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health; a Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; and a Doctor of Philosophy, also from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

In the 17 years since Dr. Farley graduated from the Capstone, he has made a significant mark on the world of nursing. His professional journey includes advanced practice nursing, teaching and research. He is both a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and a nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins AIDS Service. At the Clinical Core of the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research, he serves as the only nurse Co-Director. His research and clinical practice centers on HIV prevention, treatment and care. This includes evaluating methods to prevent HIV transmission in the United States, as well as ways to optimize treatment outcomes for patients with TB/HIV co-infection globally.

An international leader in the field of nursing and infectious diseases, Dr. Farley and his research team developed the world’s first nurse-led Multi Drug Resistant TB model of care in South Africa. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others. He has received many honors including his recent election as president of the Association of Nursing in AIDS Care and an appointment to a White House panel tasked with reviewing the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS.

An inspirational example to today’s nursing students, Dr. Farley continues to help people all over the globe. As he has been known to say, “Nursing can take you anywhere you want to go.”