COVID-19 & Nurse Scientists on the Front Line: Jason Farley

Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, AACRN
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Please describe your work with the COVID-19 pandemic.
My list of responsibilities include COVID-19 screening tent lead; COVID-19 healthcare worker screening; leading a research group designing serosurveillance approaches to evaluate community penetrance.

Please give us information about your background and history as a nurse scientist.
I am 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. My 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. I am the director and founder of the REACH Initiative serving Baltimore City residents living with and at risk for HIV and associated co-infections. I am 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, I 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. I also maintain a clinical practice as a nurse practitioner in the John G. Bartlett Specialty Clinic for Infectious Disease. I have previously served as a nurse infection-control epidemiologist for the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

What else would you like the public to know about your role or the role of nurse scientists in the fight against COVID-19?
Nurse scientist are joining the fight on the front lines and developing innovative strategies to explore community penetrance, home-based transmission, viral persistence along with the role of mental health, economic and social aspects of the disease.

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