Monica M. Farley, MD, is President-Elect of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). She is a professor of medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine, and is past president of both the American Federation for Medical Research and the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, as well as a previous 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 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) disease.

Since 2005, Farley has served on 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.