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. Nayha Tahir, Jenny Wei, Constanza Zamani, Heather Kurz, Nancy Goler, Claudia DeYoung, Samantha Siegel, Aida Shiraz, Christine B. Weldon, Julia R. Trosman, Niharika Dixit, Raymond Liu. The voice of the breast cancer survivor: Implementation of survivorship needs assessment in an integrated health system. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2023 Jun 1; 41(16_suppl):e24180-e24180.  View on PubMed
  2. Dixit N, Braaten KP, Taylor C, Nekhlyudov L. Reproductive choice is supportive care in cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2023 04 05; 31(4):249.  View on PubMed
  3. Dixit N, Rodriguez G, Sarkar U, Burke N, Trejo E, Devore DJ, Couey P, Nápoles AM. Identifying the Needs of Primary Care Providers Caring for Breast and Colon Cancer Survivors in the Safety-Net: a Qualitative Study. J Cancer Educ. 2023 06; 38(3):845-853.  View on PubMed
  4. Niharika Dixit, Ana I. Velazquez Manana, Kelly Gordon, Ivan C. Leung, Terence W. Friedlander, Miya Frick, Evelin Trejo, Kendall Levine, Rebecca Jane DeBoer, Robin Lee, Judy M. Cheng, Paul Couey, Chia-Ching Jackie Wang, Galen Joseph. Implementation of a “genetic testing station” in a safety net hospital to optimize access and increase equity. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2022 Jun 1; 40(16_suppl):e18565-e18565.  View on PubMed
  5. Hiatt RA, Sibley A, Venkatesh B, Cheng J, Dixit N, Fox R, Ling P, Nguyen T, Oh D, Palmer NR, Pasick RJ, Potter MB, Somsouk M, Vargas RA, Vijayaraghavan M, Ashworth A. From Cancer Epidemiology to Policy and Practice: the Role of a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2022; 9(1):10-21.  View on PubMed
  6. Evelin Trejo, Ana I. Velazquez, Elizabeth Castillo, Barbara Cicerelli, Robin McBride, Nancy J. Burke, Niharika Dixit. Abstract P4-11-19: Utilization of the RE-AIM frameworkfor evaluating the implementation of group medical visit for low-income breast cancer survivors. Cancer Research. 2022 Feb 15; 82(4_Supplement):p4-11-19-p4-11-19.  View on PubMed
  7. Smoot BJ, Mastick J, Shepherd J, Paul SM, Kober KM, Cooper BA, Conley YP, Dixit N, Hammer MJ, Fu MR, Abrams G, Miaskowski C. Use of Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry to Assess Soft Tissue Composition in Breast Cancer Survivors With and Without Lymphedema. Lymphat Res Biol. 2022 08; 20(4):391-397.  View on PubMed
  8. Lee R, Frick M, Joseph G, Guerra C, Stewart S, Kaplan C, Dixit N, Tsoh JY, Flores S, Pasick RJ. Research to reduce inequities in cancer risk services: Insights for remote genetic counseling in a pandemic and beyond. J Genet Couns. 2021 10; 30(5):1292-1297.  View on PubMed
  9. Dixit N, Van Sebille Y, Crawford GB, Ginex PK, Ortega PF, Chan RJ. Disparities in telehealth use: How should the supportive care community respond? Support Care Cancer. 2022 Feb; 30(2):1007-1010.  View on PubMed
  10. 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. J Cancer Educ. 2021 10; 36(5):981-989.  View on PubMed
  11. Ana I. Velazquez Manana, Piera Wong, Katherine Pang, Pelin Cinar, Niharika Dixit. Improving oral oncolytic education in a safety-net outpatient hematology-oncology practice. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2021 Oct 1; 39(28_suppl):266-266.  View on PubMed
  12. Velazquez AI, Hayward JH, Gregory B, Dixit N. Trends in Breast Cancer Screening in a Safety-Net Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 08 02; 4(8):e2119929.  View on PubMed
  13. 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. Lymphat Res Biol. 2022 02; 20(1):39-47.  View on PubMed
  14. Dixit N, Rugo H, Burke NJ. Navigating a Path to Equity in Cancer Care: The Role of Patient Navigation. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2021 Mar; 41:1-8.  View on PubMed
  15. 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. Lymphat Res Biol. 2021 12; 19(6):553-561.  View on PubMed
  16. Dixit N, Sarkar U, Trejo E, Couey P, Rivadeneira NA, Ciccarelli B, Burke N. Catalyzing Navigation for Breast Cancer Survivorship (CaNBCS) in Safety-Net Settings: A Mixed Methods Study. Cancer Control. 2021 Jan-Dec; 28:10732748211038734.  View on PubMed
  17. Robin Lee, Miya Frick, Celia Kaplan, Galen Joseph, Janice Tsoh, Selina Flores, Niharika Dixit, Heather Cedermaz, Lly Wang, Amal Khoury, Brittany Campbell, Rena Pasick, Claudia S. Guerra, Susan L. Stewart. Abstract PO-012: Acceptance and refusal among multi-lingual safety net patients to participate in a trial comparing genetic counseling delivery modes. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2020 Nov 30; 29(12_Supplement):po-012-po-012.  View on PubMed
  18. Rena J Pasick, Susan L. Stewart, Robin Lee, Claudia Guerra, Celia Kaplan, Galen Joseph, Selina Flores, Janice Tsoh, Niharika Dixit, Miya Frick, Heather Cedermaz, Lily Wong, Amal Khoury, Brittany Campbell. Abstract PO-051: Genetic counseling for high-risk public hospital patients: A randomized and preference-based trial compares delivery in person, by phone, and video. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2020 Nov 30; 29(12_Supplement):po-051-po-051.  View on PubMed
  19. 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. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 07 01; 3(7):e2010874.  View on PubMed
  20. Claudia Guerra, Robin Lee, Susan L Stewart, Celia Kaplan, Galen Joseph, Janice Tsoh, Niharika Dixit, Heather Cedermaz, Jin Kim, Jane Campbell, Lily X Wang, Amal Khoury, Cindy Hellman-Wylie, Rena J Pasick. Abstract A034: Extending the reach of genetic counseling to the safety net: Study design and recruitment challenges of a randomized trial. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2020 Jun 1; 29(6_Supplement_2):a034-a034.  View on PubMed

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