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Rachel Fabi


Dr. Rachel Fabi is an Associate Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She serves as a member of SUNY Upstate University Hospital’s ethics consultation service and as a faculty research affiliate of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University. Dr. Fabi completed her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management in the Bioethics and Health Policy track at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2019, Dr. Fabi was awarded the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics by the National Academy of Medicine, and in 2021 she was elected to the position of Director-at-Large of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Her research focuses on the ethics of policies that affect immigrant health. Outside of work, Dr. Fabi solves and creates crossword puzzles.


Dr. Fabi may be reached at 315.464.1807 or at [email protected]

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Park, J., Mahklouf, M., Fabi, R. (2023). Expanding Healthcare Access for DACA Recipients Through Executive Branch Rulemaking—Progress and Ongoing Imperatives. The New England Journal of Medicine. 389(5): 387-389.


Steenland, M., Fabi, R., Bellerose, M., Desir, A., White, M., Wherry, L. (2023). Association between state public insurance coverage for postpartum immigrants and differences in postpartum care between postpartum immigrants and non-immigrants. JAMA, 330(3): 238-246.


Crane, J., Fabi, R., Pacia, D., Neuhaus, C., Berlinger, N. (2023). “We’re Here to Take Care of Our Community”: Lessons Learned From the U.S. Federal Health Center Covid-19 Vaccine Program. Health Promotion Practice.


Fabi, R., Zahn, L. (2022). Public Reason, Public Comments, and the Public Charge Rule: A Case Study in Moral & Practical Reasoning in Federal Rulemaking. Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics. 50(2): 322-335.


Fabi, R., Rivas, S., Griffin, M. (2022). Not in Our Name: The Disingenuous Use of “Public Health” as Justification for Title 42 Expulsions in the Era of the Migrant Protection Protocols. American Journal of Public Health, 112(8): 1115-1119.


Fabi, R., Cervantes, L. (2021). Undocumented immigrants and COVID-19—A call for federally funded healthcare. JAMA Health Forum2(9), e212252.


Fabi, R., Saloner, B., Taylor, H. (2021). State Policymaking and Stated Reasons: Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Abortion Restriction. The Milbank Quarterly.


Fabi, R., Taylor, H. A. (2021). Publicly Funded Health Care for Pregnant Undocumented Immigrants: Achieving Moral Progress Through Overlapping Consensus. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal31(1), 77-99.