Anthony Fabio

  • Associate Professor

Anthony Fabio, MPH, PhD, is an epidemiologist on the forefront of social epidemiologic approaches to understanding violence. Dr. Fabio's main research interests include understanding social causes of violence as well as community and individual level causes of violence trends. He has published important works in leading journals including the American Journal of Epidemiology and the American Journal of Public Health. He has led national symposiums on how social factors affect violence and has been invited to speak across the country. The NIH, the CDC, the Department of Defense and other institutions have funded his work. Dr. Fabio works in other areas, notably traumatic brain injury, where he provides epidemiologic and statistical expertise including novel statistical modeling techniques. He received an MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. He was the Director of the Center for Injury Research and Control (CIRCL) from 2008 to 2010 and served as a Visiting Professor at Cambridge University, England.


1999 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | Ph.D. Epidemiology
1994 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | Master of Public Health
1990 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | B.A. Clinical Dietetics/Nutrition


Primary Instructor - EPIDEM 2143 - "Social Epidemiology", Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

Selected Publications
  • Fabio A, Duell J, Creppage K, O’Donnell K, Laporte R. Gaps continue in firearm surveillance: Evidence from a large U.S. City Bureau of Police. Social Medicine, 2016;10(July):13-21.
  • Elmer, J, Gianakas J, Rittenberger J, Baldwin ME, Faro J, Plummer C, Shutter LA, Wassel CL, Callaway CW, and Anthony Fabio. Group-Based Trajectory Modeling of Suppression Ratio After Cardiac Arrest. Neurocritical Care (2016): 1-9.
  • Fabio A, Chen C-Y, Dearwater S, Jacobs DR, Erickson D, Matthews KA., Iribarren C, Sidney S, Pereira M. Television viewing and hostile personality trait increase the risk of injuries. Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2015;(August):1-10.
  • Fabio A, Chen CY, Kim KH, et al. Hostility modifies the association between TV viewing and cardiometabolic risk. J Obes. 2014;2014. doi:10.1155/2014/784594.
  • Niyonkuru C, Wagner AK, Ozawa H, Amin K, Goyal A, Fabio A. Group-based trajectory analysis applications for prognostic biomarker model development in severe TBI: a practical example. J Neurotrauma. 2013;30(11):938-945.
  • Fabio A, Tu LC, Loeber R, Cohen J. Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and the shape of the age - Crime curve. Am J Public Health. 2011;101(SUPPL. 1). doi:10.2105/AJPH.2010.300034.
  • Berger RP, Fromkin JB, Stutz H, et al. Abusive Head Trauma During a Time of Increased Unemployment: A Multicenter Analysis. Pediatrics. 2011;128(4):637-643. doi:10.1542/peds.2010-2185.
  • Fabio A, Tu LC, Loeber R, Cohen J. Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and the shape of the age - Crime curve. Am J Public Health. 2011;101(SUPPL. 1):S325-S332. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2010.300034.
  • Fabio A, Sauber-Schatz EK, Barbour KE, Li W. The association between county-level injury rates and racial segregation revisited: A multilevel analysis. Am J Public Health. 2009;99(4):748-753. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.139576.
  • Fabio a, Yuan Z, Wisniewski SR, et al. Cohort differences in the progression of developmental pathways: evidence for period effects on secular trends of violence in males. Inj Prev. 2008;14(5):311-318. doi:10.1136/ip.2007.017814.
  • Fabio A, Loeber R, Balasubramani GK, Roth J, Fu W, Farrington DP. Why some generations are more violent than others: Assessment of age, period, and cohort effects. Am J Epidemiol. 2006;164(2):151-160. doi:10.1093/aje/kwj172.
  • Fabio a, Li W, Strotmeyer S, Branas CC. Racial segregation and county level intentional injury in Pennsylvania: analysis of hospital discharge data for 1997-1999. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2004;58(4):346-351. doi:10.1136/jech.2002.006619.
  • Fabio A, Ta M, Strotmeyer S, Li W, Schmidt E. Incident-level risk factors for firefighter injuries at structural fires. J Occup Environ Med. 2002;44(11):1059-1063. doi:10.1097/00043764-200211000 00012.
  • Weiss HB, Songer TJ, Fabio a. Fetal deaths related to maternal injury. JAMA. 2001;286(15):1863-1868. doi:10.1097/00006254-200205000-00011.