University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine

Bio for Anne Dixon, M.A., B.M., B.Ch.
Anne Dixon, M.A., B.M., B.Ch.

Anne Dixon, M.A., B.M., B.Ch.

Professor and Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
89 Beaumont Avenue, Given Bldg D209, Burlington, VT 05405


1990 Graduate: Oxford University, England B.M., B.Ch.
1987 Undergraduate: Cambridge University, England, B.A. in Natural Sciences (M.A., 1990)
Residency: Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland
Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Research Interests

Dr. Dixon’s research career has focused on understanding the role of obesity in lung disease, and factors that lead to poor control of asthma.   Dr. Dixon is currently funded by the NIH and the American Lung Association for studies on obesity and sinus disease in asthma.


Sideleva O, Suratt BT, Black K, Tharp WG, Pratley RE, Forgione P, Dienz O, Irvin CG, Dixon AE. Obesity and Asthma: an inflammatory disease of adipose tissue not the airway, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2012; 186(7): 598-605.
Sideleva O, Dixon AE. The many faces of asthma in obesity. J Cell Biochem. 2014 Mar;115(3):421-6.
Dixon AE, Suratt BT. Active Lifestyle: The Next "Smoking Cessation"? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 May;189(10):1155-6.
Al-Alwan A, Bates JHT, Chapman D, Kaminsky DA, DeSarno MJ, Irvin CG, Dixon AE. The non-allergic asthma of obesity: a matter of distal lung compliance. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Jun;189(12):1494-502
Kapadia SG, Wei C, Bartlett SG, Lang JE, Wise RA, Dixon AE. Obesity and depression contribute independently to the poor asthma control of obesity. Resp Med. 2014 - accepted for publication
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