Patricia Fabian

Patricia Fabian

Dr. Fabian’s research combines expertise in housing, indoor air, respiratory infectious disease transmission, geographical information systems (GIS), and systems science thinking. In the Center for Research on Environmental & Social Stressors in Housing Across the Life Course (CRESSH) her research group constructed large geospatial databases to understand environmental health disparities related to air pollution and urban heat exposures, which are now are being applied to understand community risk factors of Covid-19 transmission.


Indoor air quality improvements in schools will reduce COVID transmission and help students learn

By: and - December 28, 2022

As fall temperatures cool across the U.S., many schools will struggle to ventilate classrooms while also keeping students and teachers comfortable and healthy. Children and teachers spend over six hours a day in classrooms during the school year, often in buildings that are decades old and have inadequate heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, […]