Sonali Advani, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Hanes House Room 154, Box 102359, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-8150
Email address sonali.advani@duke.edu

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. Her current work focuses on improving resilience in older adults by de-implementing and de-prescribing inappropriate interventions and medications. 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.

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 also 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.

Education and Training

  • Co-chief Fellow, Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2016 - 2017
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2015 - 2017
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2012 - 2015
  • Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases & Hospital Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2012
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Unversity, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
  • M.B.B.S., Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College (India), 2008

Publications

Advani, Sonali D., Andrea Cromer, Brittain Wood, Esther Baker, Kathryn L. Crawford, Linda Crane, Linda Roach, et al. “The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response on hospital infection prevention programs and practices in the southeastern United States.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, November 2, 2021, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2021.460.

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Murthy, A Rekha, Jennifer A. Hanrahan, Sonali D. Advani, Muhammad Salman Ashraf, John P. Mills, Lona Mody, David K. Henderson, et al. “Preparing nursing homes for a second wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 42, no. 10 (October 2021): 1251–54. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.1283.

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Advani, Sonali, and Valerie M. Vaughn. “Quality Improvement Interventions and Implementation Strategies for Urine Culture Stewardship in the Acute Care Setting: Advances and Challenges.” Curr Infect Dis Rep 23, no. 10 (October 2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11908-021-00760-3.

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Luther, Vera P., Rachel Shnekendorf, Ashleigh Logan, Sonali D. Advani, Alice E. Barsoumian, Cole Beeler, Kenza Bennani, et al. “Investing in the Future: A Role for Professional Societies to Prepare the Next Generation of Healthcare Leaders Through Curriculum Development and Dissemination.” Clin Infect Dis 73, no. 5 (September 7, 2021): 911–18. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab244.

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Nguyen, Kevin A., Danny Q. Le, Yvonne T. Bui, Sonali D. Advani, Joseph Renzulli, Patrick A. Kenney, and Michael S. Leapman. “Incidence, risk factors, and outcome of Clostridioides difficile infection following urological surgeries.” World J Urol 39, no. 8 (August 2021): 2995–3003. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00345-020-03551-y.

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Advani, Sonali D., Becky A. Smith, Jessica Seidelman, Nicholas Turner, Deverick J. Anderson, and Sarah S. Lewis. “Comparison of metrics used to track central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) across a regional network.” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, July 16, 2021, 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2021.297.

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Advani, Sonali D., and Deverick J. Anderson. “Chlorhexidine for skin antisepsis: making the case to keep peripheral venous catheters CLEAN.” Lancet Infect Dis 21, no. 7 (July 2021): 902–3. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30716-7.

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Spicer, Jennifer O., Wendy S. Armstrong, Brian S. Schwartz, Lilian M. Abbo, Sonali D. Advani, Alice E. Barsoumian, Cole Beeler, et al. “Evaluation of the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Core Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum for Infectious Diseases Fellows.” Clin Infect Dis, June 30, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab600.

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Advani, Sonali D., Michael E. Yarrington, Becky A. Smith, Deverick J. Anderson, and Daniel J. Sexton. “Are we forgetting the "universal" in universal masking? Current challenges and future solutions.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 42, no. 6 (June 2021): 784–85. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.333.

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Fakih, Mohamad G., and Sonali D. Advani. “Striving to Reach the Optimal Measure for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI): Moving to Catheter Harm.” Clin Infect Dis 72, no. 9 (May 4, 2021): e424. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1005.

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