Sonali Advani
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Advani is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and serves as the Co-Medical Director of Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON). In her role, she assists member hospitals in further development and strengthening of their existing infection prevention programs. She also participates as a physician investigator in the research activities of the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention. Prior to joining Duke, she served as the Associate Medical Director for the Yale-New Haven Hospital Epidemiology program.

Dr. Advani has over 10-years' experience in healthcare epidemiology research and operations. Her initial research focused on prevention of catheter-related harm, diagnostic stewardship interventions, and improving metrics to better align with outcomes. She was awarded the K12 Urologic Career Development Award and SHEA Research Scholar Award to continue her UTI related research. In addition, she is one of the key investigators for CDC Epicenter studies related to UTIs and COVID19. Her current work focuses on improving resilience in older adults by de-implementing and de-prescribing inappropriate interventions and medications, for which she was awarded the Pepper Center Career Development Award.

Dr. Advani currently serves on the SHEA Program Planning Committee, SHEA Research Committee, SHEA Diagnostic Stewardship Task Force,  SHEA Steering Committee for the LEAP Fellowship, and IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Workgroup. In the past, she has served on SHEA Guidelines Committee, IDWeek Mentorship Committee, liaison to SHEA Publications Committee, and Chair of SHEA Journal Club. She is also currently working on several clinical consensus and guidance documents with national societies related to UTIs.

Dr. Advani led the COVID-19 response for over 50 network hospitals within DICON. She has helped create and disseminate a library of COVID-19 resources to community hospitals nationwide. She is currently working on expanding these resources to low- and middle-income countries.

Current Research Interests

My main research interests include prevention of catheter-related harm, implementation of diagnostic stewardship interventions, quality improvement, and improving metrics to better align with outcomes.

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