Dr. Dixon is currently a professor of medicine, and the director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. Dr. Dixon received a degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, and her medical degree from Oxford University. She completed residency training in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care at the University of Washington.
Dr. Dixon’s scientific focus is in the area of obesity and asthma; she has produced numerous papers, book chapters, and edited a book on this subject. A major part of her research career has been work in clinical trials with the American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers network. Dr. Dixon has been the principal investigator (PI) of two studies completed by the network, and is the current PI of two pilot clinical trials for the network.
Dr. Dixon has served on numerous national committees and grant review boards, including for the American Thoracic Society, the American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and the Veteran’s Administration.