M. Patricia Fabian, ScD

Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health
M. Fabian
(617) 638-4731pfabian@bu.edu
Talbot – T454W
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Dr. Fabian combines her expertise in environmental health, environmental engineering, systems science, and geographical information systems (GIS) to study multi-stressor public health problems. She is currently 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. Ongoing projects include developing systems science models linking housing, lung function, and asthma outcomes; constructing land use regression models to estimate historical air pollution exposure; developing cumulative exposure models at a Superfund site; and applying spatial statistical methods to study the combined effect of chemical and non-chemical exposures on pediatric neurodevelopmental outcomes.


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH811
  • SPHEH811
  • SPHEH962


  • Published on 4/1/2016

    Vieira VM, Fabian MP, Webster TF, Levy JI, Korrick SA. Spatial variability in ADHD-related behaviors among children born to mothers residing near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2016; (in press).

  • Published on 3/16/2016

    Fabian MP, Lee SK, Underhill LJ, Vermeer K, Adamkiewicz G, Levy JI. Modeling Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Infiltration in Low-Income Multifamily Housing before and after Building Energy Retrofits. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Mar 16; 13(3). PMID: 26999174.

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  • Published on 4/16/2014

    Peters JL, Fabian MP, Levy JI. Combined impact of lead, cadmium, polychlorinated biphenyls and non-chemical risk factors on blood pressure in NHANES. Environ Res. 2014 Jul; 132:93-9. PMID: 24747555.

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  • Published on 4/11/2014

    Levy JI, Fabian MP, Peters JL. Meta-Analytic Approaches for Multistressor Dose-Response Function Development: Strengths, Limitations, and Case Studies. Risk Anal. 2015 Jun; 35(6):1040-9. PMID: 24724810.

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  • Published on 1/28/2014

    Levy JI, Fabian MP, Peters JL. Community-wide health risk assessment using geographically resolved demographic data: a synthetic population approach. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e87144. PMID: 24489855.

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  • Published on 7/31/2013

    Fabian MP, Adamkiewicz G, Stout NK, Sandel M, Levy JI. A simulation model of building intervention impacts on indoor environmental quality, pediatric asthma, and costs. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Jan; 133(1):77-84. PMID: 23910689.

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  • Published on 3/7/2013

    Milton DK, Fabian MP, Cowling BJ, Grantham ML, McDevitt JJ. Influenza virus aerosols in human exhaled breath: particle size, culturability, and effect of surgical masks. PLoS Pathog. 2013 Mar; 9(3):e1003205. PMID: 23505369.

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  • Published on 1/1/2013

    McDevitt JJ, Koutrakis P, Ferguson ST, Wolfson JM, Fabian MP, Martins M, Pantelic J, Milton DK. Development and Performance Evaluation of an Exhaled-Breath Bioaerosol Collector for Influenza Virus. Aerosol Sci Technol. 2013 Jan 01; 47(4):444-451. PMID: 23418400.

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  • Published on 9/18/2012

    Fabian MP, Stout NK, Adamkiewicz G, Geggel A, Ren C, Sandel M, Levy JI. The effects of indoor environmental exposures on pediatric asthma: a discrete event simulation model. Environ Health. 2012; 11:66. PMID: 22989068.

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  • Published on 5/4/2012

    McKenzie JH, McDevitt JJ, Fabian MP, Hwang GM, Milton DK. Collection of aerosolized human cytokines using Teflon® filters. PLoS One. 2012; 7(5):e35814. PMID: 22574123.

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