M. Patricia Fabian, ScD

Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health
M. Fabian
(617) 358-2435pfabian@bu.edu
Talbot – T454W
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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.


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH811


  • Published on 9/21/2018

    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. 2018 Sep 21. PMID: 30242266.

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  • Published on 7/3/2018

    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. PMID: 29970097.

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  • Published on 5/25/2018

    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. PMID: 30319934.

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  • Published on 1/29/2018

    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 May; 28(3):459-468. PMID: 29280511.

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  • Published on 11/2/2017

    Rosofsky A, Levy JI, Zanobetti A, Janulewicz P, Fabian MP. Temporal trends in air pollution exposure inequality in Massachusetts. Environ Res. 2018 Feb; 161:76-86. PMID: 29101831.

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  • Published on 10/1/2017

    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).

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  • Published on 7/6/2017

    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). PMID: 28684710.

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  • Published on 6/24/2017

    Wesselink AK, Carwile JL, Fabian MP, Winter MR, Butler LJ, Mahalingaiah S, Aschengrau A. Residential Proximity to Roadways and Ischemic Placental Disease in a Cape Cod Family Health Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Jun 24; 14(7). PMID: 28672786.

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  • Published on 5/15/2017

    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. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 May 15; 185(10):924-932. PMID: 28444119.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Petropolous Z, Scammell M, Schollaert C, Levy J, Fabian MP. ISES, RTI. A novel method for characterizing resident behaviors and housing attributes using photo survey. 2017.

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