Sonal Patil, MD, a graduate of Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Medical College, India, completed her family medicine residency training at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2014, Dr. Patil moved to Columbia, Missouri, to join the faculty and enroll in the academic fellowship program at MU Family and Community Medicine. By 2016, Dr. Patil completed her fellowship training and earned her Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree.

Education & Training


Family Medicine

  • Emory University

Post Graduate School

Master of Science in Public Health, University of Missouri


American Board of Family Medicine


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Academic Information

Assistant Professor


One Hospital Drive
MA306 Medical Sciences Building, DC032.00
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-2190

Research Profile

Sonal Patil, MD, MSPH, is a health services researcher and family physician interested in improving individual and population level health outcomes in low‐resource communities (rural/underserved). Her research focuses on building sustainable clinic‐community linkage interventions that fill health service gaps and reduce health disparities, particularly related to cardiovascular disease. Her research interests come from working in diverse primary care settings in the U.S. and from previous work at a public hospital in India.

Dr. Patil has collaborated with researchers from several disciplines (social work, nursing, public health, orthopedics, informatics, epidemiology, endocrinology), and has ongoing collaborations with local community health champions and public high schools. She has conducted systematic reviews, meta‐analyses and pilot clinic and community‐based studies. She has received funding from the AAFP Foundation and the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences KL2 Career Development Awards Program.

Research Interests

  • Community-based interventions
  • Clinic-community linkages
  • Cardiovascular health

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Peer Health Coaches
  • Lay Advisor Interventions
  • Hypertension
  • Meta‐analysis
  • Preventive medicine
  • Self‐management

Awards & Honors


Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar, hosted by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.


Dr. Barbara Starfield Award for best trainee research project presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) annual conference: “What is the Effect of Peer Support Interventions on Glycemic Control? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”

Third Place Clinical Science Poster awarded at MU Health Sciences Research Day: “What is the Effect of Peer Support Interventions on Glycemic Control? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”


Clinical Research Scholar award for outstanding performance in Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (PPCR) course, Harvard Medical School


For a complete publication list, see:

My Bibliography (NCBI Collections)