Monica M. Farley, MD, is a professor of medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine, and a staff physician at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. She is a past president of the American Federation for Medical Research and the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, as well as a former member of the Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Related Biological Products. She serves as the principal investigator for the Georgia Emerging Infections Program (EIP), a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)-funded surveillance network of epidemiologic and clinical research groups focused on invasive bacterial pathogens, influenza, and foodborne diseases. Her research program provides a population-based assessment of the epidemiology and risk factors for a number of important bacterial infections, including pneumococcal disease, Clostridioides difficile infections, and community-associated MRSA disease. She is a member of the planning committee of the NFID Clinical Vaccinology Course and she presented the Robert Austrian Memorial Lecture at the 2019 NFID Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research.