Monica M. Farley, MD

Division Director, Infectious Diseases

Emory Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Phone: 404-712-2279



Monica M. Farley, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, the Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and a Staff Physician at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Her career at Emory University is notable for her extensive service to the University, the School of Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases while attaining international recognition as a researcher in both basic laboratory science and epidemiology.  Dr. Farley is the recipient of many awards for her service and achievements including the Department of Medicine’s Nanette K. Wenger Distinguished Service Award;  the Infectious Diseases Division’s Paul B. Beeson Faculty Recognition Award the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation’s (SSCI) Founder’s Medal; and she was elected to the Emory University President’s Advisory Committee (PAC) in 2014.

Dr. Farley is a Past-President of the American Federation for Medical Research, the Secretary/Treasurer for the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, and a past member of the FDA Advisory committee on Vaccines and Related Biological Products.  She serves as the Principal Investigator for the Georgia Emerging Infections Program (EIP), a CDC-funded surveillance network of epidemiologic and clinical research groups focused on invasive bacterial pathogens, influenza and foodborne diseases.  The research program, in place in Atlanta since 1988 and currently covering the entire Metropolitan Atlanta area, has been highly productive, providing population-based assessment of the epidemiology and risk factors for a number of important bacterial infections, including pneumococcal disease, Clostridium difficile infections and community-associated MRSA disease.  Other EIP projects include post-licensure vaccine effectiveness studies for influenza, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.  She has also studied molecular mechanisms of H. influenzae pathogenesis in her laboratory.  Dr. Farley was inducted into the Emory University School of Medicine Millipub Club in 2012, an honor reserved for authors of published articles that are cited ≥1000 times in the literature.