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