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Chanee Fabius, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 441-B
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of Connecticut, 2016
MA, University of St. Joseph, 2011
BA, Syracuse University, 2009


Dr. Fabius is a gerontologist and health services researcher with an interdisciplinary background consisting of training in gerontology, human development and family studies, and public health. She has a specific interest in informing aging and disability policies to reduce health care disparities and improve health equity. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to and utilization of community-based long term services and supports for older adults and individuals with disabilities. Her interests are informed by applied, clinical care management experience, where she helped older adults remain at home and delay the need for nursing home care. She has worked extensively to identify disparities impacting black and Medicare-Medicaid eligible older adults in alternative community-based settings such as assisted living, describe differential patterns of home and community-based service utilization among racially diverse low-income older adults living at home, and examine quality of life and health care utilization outcomes associated with home and community-based service use. She recently completed a two year AHRQ-funded T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at the Brown School of Public Health. She earned her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2016.

  • long-term services and supports
  • home and community-based services
  • racial disparities
  • dual-eligibility
  • aging policy

Recent publications:

  • Fabius, C. D., Thomas, K. S., Zhang, T., Ogarek, J., & Shireman, T. I. (2018). Racial disparities in Medicaid home and community-based service utilization and expenditures among persons with multiple sclerosis. BMC health services research, 18(1), 773.
  • Fabius, C. D., & Robison, J. (2017). Differences in Living Arrangements Among Older Adults Transitioning Into the Community: Examining the Impact of Race and Choice. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 0733464816687496.
  • Fabius, C. (2017). Prospects for Examining Perceived Choice and Control Among Older Adults Living With Family. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 15(2), 159-173.