Sonali Advani, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Hanes House Room 154, Box 102359, Durham, NC 27710
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's main research interests include prevention of catheter-related harm, implementation of diagnostic stewardship interventions, and improving metrics to better align with outcomes. She currently serves on the SHEA Guidelines Committee, IDWeek Mentorship Committee, IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Workgroup, SHEA Program Planning Committee, and Chair of SHEA Journal Club 2020. She has been 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 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., 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.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 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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Advani, Sonali D., Esther Baker, Andrea Cromer, Brittain Wood, Kathryn L. Crawford, Linda Crane, Linda Adcock, et al. “Assessing severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) preparedness in US community hospitals: A forgotten entity.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 42, no. 5 (May 2021): 600–603. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.1238.

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Reynolds, Staci S., Chris D. Sova, Sarah S. Lewis, Becky A. Smith, Rebekah H. Wrenn, Nicholas A. Turner, and Sonali D. Advani. “Sustained reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections using multi-faceted strategies led by champions: A quality improvement initiative.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, April 16, 2021, 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2021.135.

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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, March 17, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab244.

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Nguyen, K. A., D. Q. Le, Y. T. Bui, S. D. Advani, J. Renzulli, P. A. Kenney, and M. S. Leapman. “Incidence, risk factors, and outcome of Clostridioides difficile infection following urological surgeries.” World Journal of Urology, January 1, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00345-020-03551-y.

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Seidelman, Jessica L., Sarah S. Lewis, Sonali D. Advani, Ibukunoluwa C. Akinboyo, Carol Epling, Matthew Case, Kristen Said, et al. “Universal masking is an effective strategy to flatten the severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) healthcare worker epidemiologic curve.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 41, no. 12 (December 2020): 1466–67. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.313.

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