Research Summary

My research interest is in cancer disparities. I work at a safety net hospital, and the majority of my patients are underserved and have several challenges in addition to their cancer.

I am also interested in supportive care issues in cancer. My area of interest is chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and neuropathy.


Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India, MD, 06/1996
Command Hospital, Chandimandir, India, Internship, 06/1998
Armed Forces Medical College , Pune, India, Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 06/2004
Good Samaritan Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, Internship, 06/20006, Internal Medicine
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Residency, Internal medicine, 06/2008, Internal Medicine
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, Massachusettsm, Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 06/2011, Hematology and Oncology

Selected Publications

  1. Mastick J, Smoot BJ, Paul SM, Kober KM, Cooper BA, Madden LK, Conley YP, Dixit N, Hammer MJ, Fu MR, Piper M, Cate SP, Shepherd J, Miaskowski C Assessment of Arm Volume Using a Tape Measure Versus a 3D Optical Scanner in Survivors with Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema.  View on PubMed
  2. Mastick J, Smoot BJ, Paul SM, Kober KM, Hamolsky D, Madden LK, Conley YP, Dixit N, Hammer MJ, Fu MR, Miaskowski C A Comparison of Supine Versus Stand-on Bioimpedance Devices to Assess Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema.  View on PubMed
  3. Abrams DI, Couey P, Dixit N, Sagi V, Hagar W, Vichinsky E, Kelly ME, Connett JE, Gupta K Effect of Inhaled Cannabis for Pain in Adults With Sickle Cell Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial.  View on PubMed
  4. Chan RJ, Howell D, Lustberg MB, Mustian K, Koczwara B, Ng CC, Kim Y, Nápoles AM, Dixit N, Klemanski D, Ke Y, Toh YL, Fitch MI, Crichton M, Agarawal S, Chan A Advances and future directions in the use of mobile health in supportive cancer care: proceedings of the 2019 MASCC Annual Meeting symposium.  View on PubMed
  5. Lyson HC, Haggstrom D, Bentz M, Obeng-Gyasi S, Dixit N, Sarkar U Communicating Critical Information to Cancer Survivors: an Assessment of Survivorship Care Plans in Use in Diverse Healthcare Settings.  View on PubMed
  6. Dixit N, Burke N, Rodriguez G, Sarkar U, Cicerelli B, DeVore JD, Nápoles AM Knowledge and self-efficacy for caring for breast and colon cancer survivors among safety net primary care providers.  View on PubMed
  7. Melisa L. Wong, Alexander K. Smith, Christine Miaskowski, Vivek Musinipally, Harvey Jay Cohen, Vivian Lam, Melissa Mazor, Carling Jade Ursem, Kah Poh Loh, Jamie Cohen, Dianne Shumay, Anna Ordin Levin, Niharika Dixit, Janice Grandi, Louise Christie Walter Mixed methods comparison of functional decline during chemotherapy, immunotherapy (IO), and/or targeted therapy in older adults with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  View on PubMed
  8. M.L. Wong, A.K. Smith, C. Miaskowski, V. Musinipally, H.J. Cohen, V. Lam, M. Mazor, C.J. Ursem, K. Loh, J.A. Cohen, D. Shumay, A.O. Levin, N. Dixit, J. Grandi, L.C. Walter P111 “NO ENERGY, ZIP”: A MIXED METHODS COMPARISON OF FUNCTIONAL DECLINE DURING IMMUNOTHERAPY, TARGETED THERAPY, AND/OR CHEMOTHERAPY IN OLDER ADULTS WITH NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER (NSCLC).  View on PubMed
  9. Chan A, Hertz DL, Morales M, Adams EJ, Gordon S, Tan CJ, Staff NP, Kamath J, Oh J, Shinde S, Pon D, Dixit N, D'Olimpio J, Dumitrescu C, Gobbo M, Kober K, Mayo S, Pang L, Subbiah I, Beutler AS, Peters KB, Loprinzi C, Lustberg MB Biological predictors of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN): MASCC neurological complications working group overview.  View on PubMed
  10. Borno HT, Dixit N Tailoring survivorship to diverse populations with genitourinary malignancies.  View on PubMed
  11. Nápoles AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Chacón L, Stewart AL, Dixit N, Ortiz C Feasibility of a Mobile Phone App and Telephone Coaching Survivorship Care Planning Program Among Spanish-Speaking Breast Cancer Survivors.  View on PubMed
  12. Melisa L. Wong, Christine Miaskowski, Alexander K. Smith, W. John Boscardin, Harvey Jay Cohen, Arti Hurria, Vivian Lam, Carling Jade Ursem, Collin Michael Blakely, Matthew A. Gubens, Thierry Marie Jahan, Caroline Elizabeth McCoach, Gregory Maners Allen, Julia Rotow, Niharika Dixit, Vivek Musinipally, Katey R. Webber, Louise Christie Walter Prognostic factors among older adults with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): A multisite cohort study.  View on PubMed
  13. Niharika Dixit, Nancy Burke, Gladys Rodriguez, Urmimala Sarkar, Judy Quan, Joana Devore, Barbara Cicerelli, Anna Napoles PCPs knowledge and self-efficacy for caring for breast and colon cancer survivors.  View on PubMed
  14. Niharika Dixit, Piera Wong, Robin McBride, Ditas Hernandez, Barbara Cicerelli Survivorship care plans in safety net: Bridging the barriers.  View on PubMed
  15. Nápoles AM, Ortiz C, Santoyo-Olsson J, Stewart AL, Lee HE, Duron Y, Dixit N, Luce J, Flores DJ Post-Treatment Survivorship Care Needs of Spanish-speaking Latinas with Breast Cancer.  View on PubMed
  16. Dixit N, Crawford GB, Lemonde M, Rittenberg CN, Fernández-Ortega P Left behind: cancer disparities in the developed world.  View on PubMed
  17. Satchi-Fainaro R, Ferber S, Segal E, Ma L, Dixit N, Ijaz A, Hlatky L, Abdollahi A, Almog N Prospective identification of glioblastoma cells generating dormant tumors.  View on PubMed

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