Dr. Advani is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section 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 pediatric 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 recently published her research on CLABSI prevention at 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 algorithm for evaluation of fever or instability at Yale New Haven Hospital, and is currently evaluating the effects of this algorithm on number of cultures, CAUTIs and hospital-acquired blood stream infections.