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Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Hollings Cancer Center

Medical University of South Carolina

Clinical Analytics and Decision Science (CADS) Lab

Contact Information
135 Cannon St. CS-303D
Charleston, SC 29425


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  • PhD,  Health Outcomes and Policy, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama  

  • BS, Pharmacy, Pune University, Nashik, India


  • Member, The Immunization Partnership Board of Directors, 2020-2023

  • Outstanding Reviewer, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2019

  • HealthCore Values in Action Award, 2016

  • Best poster award finalist, ISPOR 20th Annual International Meeting, 2015

  • Graduate School Travel Award, Auburn University, 2015

  • Dean’s Travel Award, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, 2014

  • Don Tillery Fellowship, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, 2013

  • President, Auburn University ISPOR students chapter, 2013

  • Outstanding International Graduate Student, Auburn University, 2012

  • Vice-president, Auburn University ISPOR student chapter, 2012

  • Graduate School Travel Award, Auburn University, 2011

  • Secretary, Auburn University Indian Student Association, 2011

  • Cultural Committee member, Auburn University Indian Student Association, 2010

  • Academic Scholarship, Auburn University, 2010-2015

UTSPH Courses

PH 3999             Advanced Healthcare Claims Analysis*

PH 2193             Healthcare Outcomes and Policy 

PHWM 3715     Management and Policy Concepts 

PH 3999             Scientific Writing* 

PH 3920             Health Services Delivery and Performance 

*Course offered as an independent study

Selected Publications  

  • Sonawane K,* Zhu Y,* Lin Y, Damgacioglu H, Lin Y, Montealegre JR, Deshmukh AA. Trends in HPV vaccine recommendations and parental intent among unvaccinated US adolescents. Pediatrics. In Press. [*authors with equal contribution]​

  • Sonawane K, Zhu Y, Montealegre JR, Lairson DR, Bauer C, McGee LU, Giuliano A, Deshmukh AA. Parental Intent to Initiate and Complete the HPV vaccine series in the US: findings from a nationwide cross-sectional survey. Lancet Public Health. In press.

  • Sonawane K, Zhu Y, Chan W, Aguilar D, Deshmukh AA, Suarez-Almazor ME. Association of Serum Folate With Cardiovascular Mortality Among Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis. JAMA Network Open. 2020. 5; 3(2):e200100.

  • Sonawane K, Nyitray AG, Nemutlu GS, Swartz M, Chhatwal J, Deshmukh AA. Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection by number of vaccine doses among US women. JAMA Network Open. 2019. 2; 2(12):e1918571.

  • Deshmukh AA, Suk R, Shiels MS, Damgacioglu H, Lin Y, Stier EA, Nyitray AG, Chhatwal J, Nemutlu GS, Chiao EY, Schmeler K, Sigel K*, Sonawane K*. Incidence trends and burden of human papillomavirus-associated cancers among women in the United States, 2001-2017. J Natl Cancer Inst. In press. [*authors with equal contribution]

  • Deshmukh AA*, Suk R*, Shiels MS, Sonawane K, Nyitray AG, Liu Y, Gaisa MM, Palefsky J, Sigel K. Recent trends in squamous cell carcinoma of the anus incidence and mortality in the United States, 2001-2015. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019. [*authors with equal contribution]

  • Suk R, Montealegre JR, Nemutlu G, Nyitray AG, Schmeler K, Sonawane K*, Deshmukh AA*. Public Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus and Receipt of Vaccination Recommendations. JAMA Pediatrics. 2019.173(11):1099-1102. [*authors contributed equally]

  • Deshmukh AA, Shirvani SM, Likhacheva A, Chhatwal J, Chiao EY, Sonawane K. The Association Between Dietary Quality and Overall and Cancer-specific Mortality Among Cancer Survivors, NHANES III. JNCI Cancer Spectrum. 2(2): pky022. 2018. DOI: 10.1093/jncics/pky022

  • 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. Ann Intern Med. 2017; 167(10):714-724.

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