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 complex multi-stressor public health problems. Aerobiology projects have included studies of bioaerosol disinfection, respiratory infectious disease transmission, and environmental bioaerosol sampling optimization. Ongoing projects include developing discrete event simulation models to evaluate the impact of building interventions on indoor environmental conditions and on pediatric 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 neuropsychological outcomes.


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH811
  • SPHEH962


  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 1; 47(4):444-451.

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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.

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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.

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  • Published on 10/20/2011

    Fabian P, Adamkiewicz G, Levy JI. Simulating indoor concentrations of NO(2) and PM(2.5) in multifamily housing for use in health-based intervention modeling. Indoor Air. 2012 Feb; 22(1):12-23.

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  • Published on 8/11/2011

    Adamkiewicz G, Zota AR, Fabian MP, Chahine T, Julien R, Spengler JD, Levy JI. Moving environmental justice indoors: understanding structural influences on residential exposure patterns in low-income communities. Am J Public Health. 2011 Dec; 101 Suppl 1:S238-45.

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