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. She is currently a Fellow in Implementation Science at HIGH IRI (HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research) Institute at Washington University, St Louis.

Dr. Advani has over 10-years' experience in healthcare epidemiology research and operations. Her current research focuses on improving the diagnosis of UTIs in older adults, implementation of diagnostic stewardship interventions, and de-prescribing antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria. She was awarded the K12 Urologic Career Development Award, Pepper Center 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 Prevention Epicenter Program and CDC SHEPheRD Contract for the Use of Race, Ethnicity, and Social Determinants of Health Data in NHSN Measures to Promote Health Equity.

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. She is contributing to the upcoming SHEA CAUTI Compendium, SHEA Nursing Home Infection Prevention Guidance, AUGS Bacteriuria Consensus Guidance, and SHEA HAI Research Agenda.

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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