Kalyani Sonawane, PhD

PhD Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
(352) 273-6074
HPNP Room 3118

Kalyani Sonawane, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy. Her research focuses on comparing the effectiveness and harms of healthcare interventions/healthcare delivery models to inform clinical decision-making and policy. Dr. Sonawane has experience working in multiple disease areas including hypertension, diabetes, stroke, chronic kidney disease, oncology, irritable bowel diseases, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Her expertise is in the use of large healthcare databases (including administrative claims databases, national surveys, electronic medical records, and patient registries) to conduct health outcomes research studies.

Dr. Sonawane is a pharmacist by training. She completed her Bachelors of Pharmacy from University of Pune in 2010. Dr. Sonawane earned her doctorate in Health Outcomes Research and Policy with a minor in Statistics from Auburn University (2015) where she was recognized as an ‘Outstanding International Graduate Student’. Before joining University of Florida she worked at Anthem BlueCross BlueShield as a Health Outcomes Researcher. Dr. Sonawane is an active member of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).

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  1. Sonawane K, Suk R, Chiao EY, Chhatwal J, Qiu P, Wilkin T, Nyitray AG, Sikora A, Deshmukh AA. Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection: Differences in Prevalence Between Sexes and Concordance With Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection, NHANES 2011 to 2014.  Annals of Internal Medicine. 2017. In press.
  2. Sonawane Deshmukh K, Qian J, Garza KB, Wright BM, Zeng P, Ganduglia Cazaban CM, Hansen RA. Healthcare Costs Following Modification of First-Line Monotherapy—A Comparative Analysis of Titrating, Adding, and Switching Antihypertensive Drug. Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy. 23(6):691-699. 2017. DOI: 18553/jmcp.2017.23.6.691
  3. Deshmukh AA, Tanner RJ, Luetke MC, Hong Y, Sonawane Deshmukh K, Mainous III AG. Prevalence and Risk of Penile HPV Infection: Evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2013-14. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 64(10):1360-1366. 2017. DOI: 10.1093/cid/cix159.
  4. Sonawane Deshmukh K, Qian J, Garza KB, Wright BM, Zeng P, Ganduglia Cazaban CM, Hansen RA. Achieving Adherence after First-Line Antihypertensive Treatment: Should Fixed-Dose Combinations Receive Priority? Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 18(9):934-941. 2016. DOI: 10.1111/jch.12799.
  5. Sonawane K, Qian J, Garza KB, Wright BM, Zeng P, Ganduglia Cazaban CM, Hansen RA. Patterns of Treatment Modification Among Newly Treated Hypertensive Patients: Does Choice of Modification Strategy Affect The Likelihood of Treatment Discontinuation? Journal of Hypertension. 34(3):548-557. 2016. DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000000806.
  6. Sonawane K, Qian J, Hansen RA. Utilization Patterns of Antihypertensive Drugs among the Chronic Kidney Disease Population in the US: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Clinical Therapeutics. 2014. 37(1):188-96 DOI: 1016/j.clinthera. 2014.11.011.