Dr. Nijhawan is originally from the Netherlands although she has spent most of her life in the United States. She completed medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2001. She received her internal medicine training at Parkland Hospital/UT Southwestern. She completed her infectious diseases fellowship, including a clinical year dedicated solely to HIV, at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital combined training program. She then pursued a clinical research fellowship at Brown University/Miriam Hospital. She obtained a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2009.
Dr. Nijhawan’s clinical work is currently focused on HIV care, both in the outpatient setting and at the Dallas county jail.
She conducts clinical research in the area of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, with a focus on epidemiology and health services. She brings to UTSW the unique combination of HIV clinical expertise and clinical research in vulnerable populations, particularly in correctional health. Dr. Nijhawan’s interests outside the hospital include her two children, soccer, running, and camping.
- Medical School
- UT Southwestern Medical School (2001)
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2004), Internal Medicine
- Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Woman's Hospital (2007), Infectious Diseases
- Graduate School
- Harvard School of Public Health (2009)
- Brown University Program (2009), Research
- Correctional health
- Health disparities
- Health services and outcomes research
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Cost analysis of tuberculin skin test and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube test for tuberculosis screening in a correctional setting in Dallas, Texas, USA.
- Nijhawan AE, Iroh PA, Brown LS, Winetsky D, Porsa E BMC Infect. Dis. 2016 Oct 16 1 564
- Infectious Diseases and the Criminal Justice System.
- Nijhawan AE Am. J. Med. Sci. 2016 Oct 352 4 399-407
- Healthcare Coverage for HIV Provider Visits before and after Implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
- Berry SA, Fleishman JA, Yehia BR, Cheever LW, Hauck H, Korthuis PT, Mathews WC, Keruly J, Nijhawan AE, Agwu AL, Somboonwit C, Moore RD, Gebo KA Clin. Infect. Dis. 2016 May
- The HIV Care Cascade Before, During, and After Incarceration: A Systematic Review and Data Synthesis.
- Iroh PA, Mayo H, Nijhawan AE Am J Public Health 2015 Jul 105 7 e5-e16
- Half of 30-Day Hospital Readmissions Among HIV-Infected Patients Are Potentially Preventable.
- Nijhawan AE, Kitchell E, Etherton SS, Duarte P, Halm EA, Jain MK AIDS Patient Care STDS 2015 Jul
- Prevalence and predictors of trichomonas infection in newly incarcerated women.
- Nijhawan AE, Chapin KC, Salloway R, Andrea S, Champion J, Roberts M, Clarke JG Sex Transm Dis 2012 Dec 39 12 973-8
- An electronic medical record-based model to predict 30-day risk of readmission and death among HIV-infected inpatients.
- Nijhawan AE, Clark C, Kaplan R, Moore B, Halm EA, Amarasingham R J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 2012 Nov 61 3 349-58
- The association between trichomonas infection and incarceration in HIV-Seropositive and At-Risk HIV-Seronegative women
- Nijhawan AE, DeLong AK, Celentano DD, Klein RS, Sobel JD, Jamieson DJ, Cu-Uvin S Sex Trans Dis 2011 Dec 12 38 1094-100
- Addition of acyclovir does not affect adherence to HAART in HIV-1/HSV-2 co-infected women
- Eleanya V, DeLong A, Chapman S, Nijhawan A, Ingersoll J, et. al J AIDS Clin Res 2010 Dec 4 1
- Preventive health care for underserved women: reesults of a prison survey
- Nijhawan AE, Salloway R, Nunn AS, Poshkus M, Clarke JG Journal of Womens Health 2010 Jan 1 19 17-22
Interventions with incarcerated persons. In HIV Prevention
Nijhawan A, Zaller N, Cohen D, Rich J (2009). London, UK, Academic Press
Managing STDs in the Correctional Setting: A Guide for Clinicians, 2nd Edition
Hsu, Jolin, Miller, Lincoln, Lubelczyk, Nijhawan (February 2011).
Acture retroviral syndrome, PCP and other HIV-related pulmonary diseases, immune reconstitution syndrome. In Parkland Manual of Inpatient Medicine: an Evidence-based Guide
Vriesendorp A, (2006). Philadelphia, F.A. Davis
Honors & Awards
- Clinical Scholar- UT Center for Translational Medicine
Research training program for junior faculty (2012-2015)
- American STD Association Developmental Award
Research grant for young investigator in field of STDs (2010-2012)
- Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (2016)
- Center for AIDS Research- Collaboration on HIV in Corrections (CFAR-CHIC) (2010)
- Society of Hospital Medicine (2009-2010)
- Society of Correctional Physicians (2007)
- Infectious Diseases Society of America (2005)