M. Patricia Fabian, ScD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Environmental Health

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MS, University of Colorado Boulder
BS, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Pronouns: she/her/hers

M. Patricia Fabian is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health and Associate Director at the Institute for Global Sustainability. She founded the Sustainable Built Environment Lab which researches environmental health disparities and interventions in the built environment, with a focus on actionable research. She is co-principal investigator in the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), co-directs a community engaged research study to build resilience to extreme heat in environmental justice communities, and is principal investigator of several studies of indoor air quality, climate & sustainability in K-12 schools and low-income housing. A faculty affiliate of the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, she leads highly interdisciplinary teams that leverage big data including electronic health records, remote sensing, and geospatial databases of social and environmental determinants of health.

Dr. Fabian's research group has published over 100 articles in the peer-reviewed literature, and she has been quoted in multiple media outlets. She was a Steering Committee member for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs on the 80x50 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Study and currently serves on the Massachusetts Climate Science Advisory Panel.

Supporting Regional Implementation of Integrated Climate Resilience: Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Phase III
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2026 (Subcontract PI)
Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Dept of Comm NOAA

Building response capacity to extreme heat exposure in Chelsea and East Boston
09/16/2022 - 09/16/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: M. Patricia Fabian, ScD
Barr Foundation, Inc.

Access to Efficient, Affordable Household Energy Services in Massachusetts
03/01/2024 - 02/28/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: M. Patricia Fabian, ScD
Eversource Energy

Examining Home Environments and Asthma Interventions in the Tennessee Valley
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Three3, Inc. Dept of HUD

Asthma Simulation Tool for Housing, Medication and Social Adversity (ASTHMA)
08/01/2017 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

To support research on extreme heat impacts and interventions in Chelsea and East Boston
12/20/2019 - 12/15/2022 (PI)
Barr Foundation, Inc.


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  1. Khalili R, Legaspi JM, Fabian MP, Levy JI, Korrick SA, Vieira VM. Multiple Prenatal Exposures and Acute Care Clinical Encounters for Asthma among Children Born to Mothers Living near a Superfund Site. Am J Epidemiol. 2024 Apr 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38576180
  2. McIntyre AM, Scammell MK, Botana Martinez MP, Heidari L, Negassa A, Bongiovanni R, Fabian MP. Facilitators and Barriers for Keeping Cool in an Urban Heat Island: Perspectives from Residents of an Environmental Justice Community. Environ Justice. 2023 Dec 01; 16(6):410-417.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38074853; PMCID: PMC10704574; DOI: 10.1089/env.2022.0019;
  3. Connolly CL, Milando CW, Vermeer K, Ashmore J, Carvalho L, Levy JI, Fabian MP. Simulating Energy Use, Indoor Temperatures, and Utility Cost Impacts Amidst a Warming Climate in a Multi-family Housing Model. J Urban Health. 2023 Dec; 100(6):1234-1245.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37947996; PMCID: PMC10728384; DOI: 10.1007/s11524-023-00790-3;
  4. Jimenez RB, Bozigar M, Janulewicz P, Lane KJ, Hutyra LR, Fabian MP. School Greenness and Student-Level Academic Performance: Evidence From the Global South. Geohealth. 2023 Aug; 7(8):e2023GH000830.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37538511; PMCID: PMC10395463; DOI: 10.1029/2023GH000830;
  5. Haley BM, Patil P, Levy JI, Spangler KR, Tieskens KF, Carnes F, Peng X, Klevens RM, Troppy TS, Fabian MP, Lane KJ, Leibler JH. Evaluating COVID-19 Risk to Essential Workers by Occupational Group: A Case Study in Massachusetts. J Community Health. 2024 Feb; 49(1):91-99.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37507525; PMCID: PMC10823035; DOI: 10.1007/s10900-023-01249-x;
  6. Patil P, Peng X, Haley BM, Spangler KR, Tieskens KF, Lane KJ, Carnes F, Fabian MP, Klevens RM, Troppy TS, Leibler JH, Levy JI. Influence of geospatial resolution on sociodemographic predictors of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Ann Epidemiol. 2023 Apr; 80:62-68.e3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36822278; PMCID: PMC9942453; DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2023.02.007;
  7. Milando CW, Black-Ingersoll F, Heidari L, López-Hernández I, de Lange J, Negassa A, McIntyre AM, Martinez MPB, Bongiovanni R, Levy JI, Kinney PL, Scammell MK, Fabian MP. Mixed methods assessment of personal heat exposure, sleep, physical activity, and heat adaptation strategies among urban residents in the Boston area, MA. BMC Public Health. 2022 Dec 10; 22(1):2314.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36496371; PMCID: PMC9739346; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-14692-7;
  8. Smith IA, Fabian MP, Hutyra LR. Urban green space and albedo impacts on surface temperature across seven United States cities. Sci Total Environ. 2023 Jan 20; 857(Pt 3):159663. PMID: 36302415; DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.159663;
  9. Carlson JM, Zanobetti A, Ettinger de Cuba S, Poblacion AP, Fabian PM, Carnes F, Rhee J, Lane KJ, Sandel MT, Janulewicz PA. Critical windows of susceptibility for the effects of prenatal exposure to heat and heat variability on gestational growth. Environ Res. 2023 Jan 01; 216(Pt 2):114607.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36279910; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.114607;
  10. Spangler KR, Levy JI, Fabian MP, Haley BM, Carnes F, Patil P, Tieskens K, Klevens RM, Erdman EA, Troppy TS, Leibler JH, Lane KJ. Missing Race and Ethnicity Data among COVID-19 Cases in Massachusetts. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023 Aug; 10(4):2071-2080.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36056195; PMCID: PMC9439275; DOI: 10.1007/s40615-022-01387-3;
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