Departments & Organizations
Dr. Advani is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Yale School of Medicine, and the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She did her internal medicine and infectious disease training at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to this, she earned her Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a research fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
She is focused on improving patient safety and health outcomes through diagnostic stewardship, infection prevention, optimal use of rapid diagnostics and surveillance techniques. She has recently published her research on central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) prevention from University of Alabama at Birmingham, where they showed a reduction in their CLABSI rates by avoiding cultures from central lines and avoiding surveillance blood cultures in asymptomatic patients.
Her quality improvement work at YNHHS focuses on performing qualitative surveys to understand provider's knowledge and attitudes towards diagnostic tests, and targeting educational interventions based on their knowledge and evidence gaps. She has developed an evidence-based urine culture algorithm for evaluation of fever or instability in catheterized patients at Yale New Haven Hospital, and is currently evaluating the effects of this algorithm on urine cultures, catheter-associated urinary tract infections and hospital-acquired blood stream infections.
Education & Training
|MPH||Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics (2010)|
|MBBS||Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College (2008)|
|Fellowship||University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Residency||University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Internship||University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Research Fellowship||Johns Hopkins School of Medicine|
|Board Certification||AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2015)|
|Board Certification||AB of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease (2017)|
Honors & Recognition
Jonathan Freeman ScholarshipSociety for Health Epidemiology of America (2017)
2015 Top Reviewer AwardJournal of Hospital Medicine (2015)
IDWeek Trainee AwardInfectious Disease Society of America (2015, 2016)
SHEA Journal Club (2017 - Present)
Connecticut Reportable Diseases Committee (2017 - Present)
Connecticut Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Committee (2017 - Present)
IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee (2017 - Present)
IDWeek Mentorship Committee (2017 - Present)
IDSA Quality Improvement Committee (2015 - 2017)
IDSA Fellows Subcomittee (2015 - 2017)