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Assistant Professor

Chanee Fabius, PhD, MA, conducts research to improve aging and disability policy while supporting health equity for older adults, caregivers, and the direct care workforce.

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 441-B

Research Interests

long-term services and supports; home and community-based services; caregiving; racial disparities; dual-eligibility; aging policy
Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Connecticut
University of St. Joseph
Syracuse University
Dr. Chanee 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. Her research informs aging and disability policies to reduce health care disparities and improve health equity for older adults and people with disabilities using long-term services and supports (LTSS). 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 is interested in: (1) better understanding networks of care (e.g. LTSS such as home and community-based services and family support) used by older people and how those may vary by race and socioeconomic status, (2) examining the effect of community-based LTSS utilization on quality of life and health service utilization across diverse groups of older adults, and (3) strengthening the direct care workforce that provides services and supports to vulnerable older adults, such as those with complex conditions like dementia. She completed a two-year AHRQ-funded T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at the Brown School of Public Health in 2018. She earned her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2016.
Select Publications
Recent publications:
  • Fabius, C. D., Wolff, J. L., & Kasper, J. D. (2020). Race Differences in Characteristics and Experiences of Black and White Caregivers of Older Americans. The Gerontologist, 1–10.
  • Fabius, C. D., Brown, E., & Robison, J. (2019). Racial Differences in Choice and Control Among Older Adults: Results From Connecticut's Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration. J Aging Soc Policy, 1:1-16. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2019.1589887.
  • Fabius, C. D., & Robison, J. (2019). Differences in Living Arrangements Among Older Adults Transitioning Into the Community: Examining the Impact of Race and Choice. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 38(4): 454–478. doi:10.1177/0733464816687496.
  • 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., & Thomas, K. S. (2018). Examining black-white disparities among Medicare beneficiaries in assisted living settings in 2014. J Am Med Dir Assoc. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.09.032.