M. Patricia Fabian, ScD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MS, University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Fabian's research focuses on multi-stressor environmental health problems, combining expertise in systems science, environmental engineering, environmental health, respiratory infectious diseases, and geographical information systems (GIS). She is currently the PI of an NIEHS grant building the first systems science model linking housing, indoor air quality, individual and neighborhood stressors with lung function and pediatric asthma outcomes. She is also a project lead in the Center for Research on Environmental & Social Stressors in Housing Across the Life Course (CRESSH), applying geographical information systems (GIS) and spatial analytical methods to quantify and describe environmental health disparities across Massachusetts communities, and building cumulative risk models across the life course. Other research interests include developing cumulative exposure models at a Superfund site; understanding infectious disease transmission using systems science models; and applying spatial statistical methods to study the combined effect of chemical and non-chemical exposures on pediatric neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Asthma Simulation Tool for Housing, Medication and Social Adversity (ASTHMA)
08/01/2017 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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  1. Peters JL, Fabian MP, Levy JI. Epidemiologically-informed cumulative risk hypertension models simulating the impact of changes in metal, organochlorine, and non-chemical exposures in an environmental justice community. Environ Res. 2019 Jun 20; 176:108544.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31271923; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108544;.
  2. Yitshak-Sade M, James P, Kloog I, Hart JE, Schwartz JD, Laden F, Lane KJ, Fabian MP, Fong KC, Zanobetti A. Neighborhood Greenness Attenuates the Adverse Effect of PM2.5 on Cardiovascular Mortality in Neighborhoods of Lower Socioeconomic Status. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 03 06; 16(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 30845676.
  3. Aschengrau A, Gallagher LG, Winter M, Butler L, Patricia Fabian M, Vieira VM. Modeled exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the occurrence of birth defects: a case-control study from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Environ Health. 2018 11 06; 17(1):75.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30400949.
  4. Rosofsky A, Levy JI, Breen MS, Zanobetti A, Fabian MP. The impact of air exchange rate on ambient air pollution exposure and inequalities across all residential parcels in Massachusetts. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019 Jun; 29(4):520-530.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30242266.
  5. Aschengrau A, Gallagher LG, Winter M, Butler LJ, Patricia Fabian M, Vieira VM. Modeled exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of placenta-related stillbirths: a case-control study from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Environ Health. 2018 07 03; 17(1):58.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29970097.
  6. Levy JI, Quirós-Alcalá L, Fabian MP, Basra K, Hansel NN. Established and Emerging Environmental Contributors to Disparities in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2018 Jun; 5(2):114-124.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30319934.
  7. Underhill LJ, Fabian MP, Vermeer K, Sandel M, Adamkiewicz G, Leibler JH, Levy JI. Modeling the resiliency of energy-efficient retrofits in low-income multifamily housing. Indoor Air. 2018 05; 28(3):459-468.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29280511.
  8. Rosofsky A, Levy JI, Zanobetti A, Janulewicz P, Fabian MP. Temporal trends in air pollution exposure inequality in Massachusetts. Environ Res. 2018 02; 161:76-86.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29101831.
  9. Basra K, Fabian MP, Scammell MK. Consumption of contaminated seafood in an environmental justice community: a qualitative and spatial analysis of fishing controls. Environmental Justice. 2017; (aop). View Publication
  10. Basra K, Fabian MP, Holberger RR, French R, Levy JI. Community-Engaged Modeling of Geographic and Demographic Patterns of Multiple Public Health Risk Factors. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Jul 06; 14(7).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28684710.
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