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.