- Other Post Graduate Training - Harvard School of Public Health (2008-2009)
- Residency - UT Southwestern Medical School (2001-2004), Internal Medicine
- Fellowship - Brown University Program (2007-2009), Research
- Graduate School - Harvard School of Public Health (2008-2009)
- Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Woman's Hospital (2005-2007), Infectious Diseases
- Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1997-2001)
Ank Nijhawan, M.D.
- Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
Ank Nijhawan, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in HIV care, both in the outpatient setting and at the Dallas County jail.
Dr. Nijhawan earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern and received advanced training in infectious diseases, including a clinical year dedicated solely to HIV, through a combined fellowship program at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She then pursued a clinical research fellowship at Brown University/Miriam Hospital. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in infectious diseases, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2012.
Dr. Nijhawan conducts clinical research in the area of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, with a focus on epidemiology and health services. She brings to UT Southwestern a unique combination of HIV clinical expertise and clinical research in vulnerable populations, particularly in correctional facilities. She has delivered a number of invited lectures, received significant grant support for her research, and published numerous academic articles related to HIV, correctional health, and health disparities.
She is a member of the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the National Institutes of Health’s Center for AIDS Research working group on Justice, Substance Use, HIV/AIDS Involved Populations. Additionally, she serves on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Denver Prevention and Training Center Advisory Committee and on the editorial advisory board of The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Nijhawan’s interests outside the hospital include her two children, soccer, running, and camping.
- Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health
- Infectious Diseases Society of America
- Selected to the LEAD (Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments) Program 2018, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Selected for the Mentoring Excellence Program Sponsored by the Center for Translational Medicine 2016, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- 12 Best Internal Medicine Grand Rounds 2015, UT Southwestern Department of Internal Medicine
- Selected for Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Program 2014, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Clinical Scholar 2012-2015, UT Southwestern Clinical and Translational Alliance for Research
- American STD Association Developmental Award 2010-2012, Research grant for young investigator in field of STDs
- Developmental Award 2009, American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association
- Prix du Cercle Thesis Award 1996, Princeton University
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
- Interventions with incarcerated persons in HIV Prevention
Erratum to: An Outbreak of Brucellosis: An Adult and Pediatric Case Series.
Hassouneh L, Quadri S, Reto PP, Chaisavaneeyakorn S, Cutrell JB, Wetzel DM, Nijhawan AE, Open forum infectious diseases 2019 Dec 6 12 ofz527
An Outbreak of Brucellosis: An Adult and Pediatric Case Series.
Hassouneh L, Quadri S, Reto PP, Chaisavaneeyakorn S, Cutrell JB, Wetzel DM, Nijhawan AE, Open forum infectious diseases 2019 Oct 6 10 ofz384
HIV care cascade before and after hospitalization: impact of a multidisciplinary inpatient team in the US South.
Nijhawan AE, Bhattatiry M, Chansard M, Zhang S, Halm EA, AIDS care 2019 Dec 1-10
U.S. Hospitalization rates and reasons stratified by age among persons with HIV 2014-15.
Fleming J, Berry SA, Moore RD, Nijhawan A, Somboonwit C, Cheever L, Gebo KA, AIDS care 2019 Dec 1-10
Falling Through the Cracks: Risk Factors for Becoming Lost to HIV Care After Incarceration in a Southern Jail.
Tiruneh YM, Li X, Bovell-Ammon B, Iroh P, Flanigan TP, Montague BT, Rich JD, Nijhawan AE, AIDS and behavior 2020 Jan
Psychosocial Factors Associated with Problem Drinking Among Substance Users with Poorly Controlled HIV Infection.
Elliott JC, Brincks AM, Feaster DJ, Hasin DS, Del Rio C, Lucas GM, Rodriguez AE, Nijhawan AE, Metsch LR Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire) 2018 Mar
HIV Care After Jail: Low Rates of Engagement in a Vulnerable Population.
Ammon B, Iroh P, Tiruneh Y, Li X, Montague BT, Rich JD, Nijhawan AE Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2018 Mar
Acceptability of HIV Testing Among Jail Inmates When Combined With a Blood Test for Tuberculosis.
Nijhawan AE, Iroh PA, Porsa E Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care 2018 Jan 1078345818762107
The North-South Divide: Substance Use Risk, Care Engagement, and Viral Suppression Among Hospitalized Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients in 11 US Cities.
Philbin MM, Feaster DJ, Gooden L, Duan R, Das M, Jacobs P, Lucas GM, Batey DS, Nijhawan A, Jacobson JM, Mandler R, Daar E, McMahon DK, Armstrong WS, Del Rio C, Metsch LR, Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2019 Jan 68 1 146-149
Preventive healthcare for underserved women: results of a prison survey.
Nijhawan AE, Salloway R, Nunn AS, Poshkus M, Clarke JG Journal of women's health (2002) 2010 Jan 19 1 17-22
Methadone and buprenorphine prescribing and referral practices in US prison systems: results from a nationwide survey.
Nunn A, Zaller N, Dickman S, Trimbur C, Nijhawan A, Rich JD, Drug and alcohol dependence 2009 Nov 105 1-2 83-8
Addition of Acyclovir does not affect Adherence to HAART in HIV-1/ HSV-2 Co-Infected Women.
Eleanya C, Delong A, Chapman S, Nijhawan A, Ingersoll J, Caliendo AM, Cu-Uvin S, Journal of AIDS & clinical research 2010 Dec 1 4
HCV prevalence estimates among incarcerated persons.
Spaulding AC, Graham CS, Akiyama MJ, Chhatwal J, Nijhawan AE, Ninburg MH, Rich JD, Strick LB, Taylor LE, Trooskin SB, Westergaard RP, Sabol WJ, Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) 2019 Apr
Status epilepticus resulting from severe efavirenz toxicity in an HIV-infected patient.
Nijhawan AE, Zachary KC, Kwara A, Venna N The AIDS reader 2008 Jul 18 7 386-8, C3
Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the Dallas County Jail: Implications for Screening, Prevention, and Linkage to Care.
Abe CM, Aguwa M, Zhao M, Sullivan J, Porsa E, Nijhawan AE, Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) 2019 Sep 33354919874081
Patient and Provider Perspectives on 30-Day Readmissions, Preventability, and Strategies for Improving Transitions of Care for Patients with HIV at a Safety Net Hospital.
Nijhawan AE, Higashi RT, Marks EG, Tiruneh YM, Lee SC Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care 2019 Jan-Dec 18 2325958219827615
Improving HIV Care Engagement in the South from the Patient and Provider Perspective: The Role of Stigma, Social Support, and Shared Decision-Making.
Taylor BS, Fornos L, Tarbutton J, Muñoz J, Saber JA, Bullock D, Villarreal R, Nijhawan AE AIDS patient care and STDs 2018 Sep 32 9 368-378
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 Sexually transmitted diseases 2011 Dec 38 12 1094-100
Combined estimation of disease progression and retention on antiretroviral therapy among treated individuals with HIV in the USA: a modelling study.
Wang L, Krebs E, Min JE, Mathews WC, Nijhawan A, Somboonwit C, Aberg JA, Moore RD, Gebo KA, Nosyk B, The lancet. HIV 2019 Aug 6 8 e531-e539
Discontinuity in Medicaid Coverage Among Young Adults with HIV.
Rusley JC, Monroe A, Matson P, Gebo KA, Nonyane BAS, Minkovitz CS, Agwu A, Emerson M, Moore R, Rutstein R, Aberg J, Nijhawan A, Boswell S, Sanders R, AIDS patient care and STDs 2019 03 33 3 89-92
Clinical and Sociobehavioral Prediction Model of 30-Day Hospital Readmissions Among People With HIV and Substance Use Disorder: Beyond Electronic Health Record Data.
Nijhawan AE, Metsch LR, Zhang S, Feaster DJ, Gooden L, Jain MK, Walker R, Huffaker S, Mugavero MJ, Jacobs P, Armstrong WS, Daar ES, Sullivan M, Del Rio C, Halm EA Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2019 Mar 80 3 330-341
Uptake and virological outcomes of single- versus multi-tablet antiretroviral regimens among treatment-naïve youth in the HIV Research Network.
Griffith DC, Farmer C, Gebo KA, Berry SA, Aberg J, Moore RD, Gaur AH, Mathews WC, Beil R, Korthuis PT, Nijhawan AE, Rutstein RM, Agwu AL HIV medicine 2019 Feb 20 2 169-174
Sexually Transmitted Infections Detected During and After Incarceration Among People with Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Prevalence and Implications for Screening and Prevention.
Krieger D, Abe C, Pottorff A, Li X, Rich J, Nijhawan AE, Sexually transmitted diseases 2019 09 46 9 602-607
Patterns of Substance Use and Arrest Histories Among Hospitalized HIV Drug Users: A Latent Class Analysis.
Shiu-Yee K, Brincks AM, Feaster DJ, Frimpong JA, Nijhawan A, Mandler RN, Schwartz R, Del Rio C, Metsch LR, AIDS and behavior 2018 Sep 22 9 2757-2765
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 infectious diseases 2016 Oct 16 1 564
Infectious Diseases and the Criminal Justice System.
Nijhawan AE The American journal of the medical sciences 2016 Oct 352 4 399-407
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 Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2012 Nov 61 3 349-58
The HIV Care Cascade Before, During, and After Incarceration: A Systematic Review and Data Synthesis.
Iroh PA, Mayo H, Nijhawan AE American journal of public health 2015 Jul 105 7 e5-e16
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 Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2016 May
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 and 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 Sexually transmitted diseases 2012 Dec 39 12 973-8
- Erratum to: An Outbreak of Brucellosis: An Adult and Pediatric Case Series.
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Health Services and Outcomes Research
- Health Disparities
- Correctional Health
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Overlap of Infectious Diseases and Substance Use, Particularly in Criminal Justice-Involved Populations