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Sonali Advani

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Hanes House Room 154, Box 102359, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Advani is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Tenure Track) at Duke University School of Medicine. She is primarily a physician investigator in 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 Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine · 2023 - Present Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Education, Training & Certifications

Johns Hopkins Unversity, Bloomberg School of Public Health · 2010 M.P.H.
Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College (India) · 2008 M.B.B.S.