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Cara Varley²

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Assistant Professor School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, Center for Infectious Disease Studies


Dr. Varley is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases in OHSU’s School of Medicine and holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU SPH. She is an infectious disease specialist and an epidemiologist, focusing on clinical trials involving therapy and outcomes for NTM chest infections.

She also has an interest in expanding screening for and prevention of infections in people with substance use disorders, expanding access to HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and HCV treatment, incorporating structural determinants of health in medical education, and providing clinical and research mentorship to students, residents and fellows. She is the director of the Infectious Disease Trainee Research Program, teaches the HIV Epidemiology course through the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, and serves on the School of Medicine Diversity Affairs Committee.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Cell and Molecular Biology – University of Washington
Minor, African Studies – University of Washington
MPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics – Oregon Health & Science University
M.D. – Oregon Health & Science University
Residency – Tulane University Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease Fellowship – Oregon Health & Science University


A complete list of published work is available in My Bibliography

¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty

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