M. Patricia Fabian, ScD

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

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.

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH811

Publications

  • Published on 7/27/2020

    Yitshak-Sade M, Lane KJ, Fabian MP, Kloog I, Hart JE, Davis B, Fong KC, Schwartz JD, Laden F, Zanobetti A. Race or racial segregation? Modification of the PM2.5 and cardiovascular mortality association. PLoS One. 2020; 15(7):e0236479. PMID: 32716950.

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  • Published on 4/28/2020

    Fong KC, Yitshak-Sade M, Lane KJ, Fabian MP, Kloog I, Schwartz JD, Coull BA, Koutrakis P, Hart JE, Laden F, Zanobetti A. Racial Disparities in Associations between Neighborhood Demographic Polarization and Birth Weight. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 04 28; 17(9). PMID: 32354151.

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  • Published on 2/24/2020

    Rosofsky AS, Fabian MP, Ettinger de Cuba S, Sandel M, Coleman S, Levy JI, Coull BA, Hart JE, Zanobetti A. Prenatal Ambient Particulate Matter Exposure and Longitudinal Weight Growth Trajectories in Early Childhood. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 02 24; 17(4). PMID: 32102302.

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  • Published on 2/13/2020

    Aschengrau A, Winter MR, Gallagher LG, Vieira VM, Butler LJ, Fabian MP, Carwile JL, Wesselink AK, Mahalingaiah S, Janulewicz PA, Weinberg JM, Webster TF, Ozonoff DM. Reproductive and developmental health effects of prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water. Environ Sci Process Impacts. 2020 Mar 01; 22(3):555-566. PMID: 32051987.

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  • Published on 1/20/2020

    Underhill LJ, Dols WS, Lee SK, Fabian MP, Levy JI. Quantifying the impact of housing interventions on indoor air quality and energy consumption using coupled simulation models. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2020 May; 30(3):436-447. PMID: 31959901.

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  • Published on 12/31/2019

    Underhill LJ, Milando D, Dols WS, Levy JI, Fabian MP . Simulated costs of changes in indoor air quality and emissions due to energy-efficient retrofits in multi-family housing: an application in Boston, MA. Building and Environment. 2019; (in press).

  • Published on 12/31/2019

    Underhill LJ, Dols WS, Lee S, Fabian MP, Levy JI . Quantifying the impact of housing interventions on indoor air quality and energy consumption using coupled simulation models. JESEE. 2019; (in press).

  • Published on 10/28/2019

    Rhee J, Fabian MP, Ettinger de Cuba S, Coleman S, Sandel M, Lane KJ, Yitshak Sade M, Hart JE, Schwartz J, Kloog I, Laden F, Levy JI, Zanobetti A. Effects of Maternal Homelessness, Supplemental Nutrition Programs, and Prenatal PM2.5 on Birthweight. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 10 28; 16(21). PMID: 31661898.

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  • Published on 10/6/2019

    Butler L, Gallagher L, Winter M, Fabian MP, Wesselink A, Aschengrau A. Residential proximity to roadways and placental-associated stillbirth: a case-control study. Int J Environ Health Res. 2019 Oct 06; 1-10. PMID: 31587563.

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  • Published on 9/23/2019

    Petropoulos ZE, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Fabian MP. Characterizing community-wide housing attributes using georeferenced street-level photography. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Mar; 30(2):299-308. PMID: 31548622.

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