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2020-2021 CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Nutritional Health Graduate Fellow

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
School: Saint Louis University School of Law
Degree: Juris Doctor – Health Law and International Law Concentrations
Placement: House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health

Fabian grew up in Tucson, Arizona with his family and is of Mexican-American descent. He is the son of a nurse and a physically disabled father who grew up picking in California’s fields. Fabian’s experience in public health, global health, politics, and clinical practice has formed the desire in him to create cogent health care policy that recognizes health care as a fundamental human right in the United States.

Fabian is a graduate from St. Louis University School of Law, the top health law program in the United States, where he completed concentrations in Health Law and International Law while serving as a Lead Editor for the St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy. Most recently, he served as a Health Law Clerk for the Senate Finance Committee Office of the Minority engaging in legislation and policy proposals affecting Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and also the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Previously, Fabian also worked as a Health Law Clerk for the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, working on global tobacco control initiatives and advancing medication-assisted treatment for those in jail. While earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona, he worked night shifts as a Patient Care Technician in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where he was able to connect the health disparities he was learning about to what he saw firsthand in the ICU.

As a CHCI Nutritional Health Fellow, Fabian hopes to further health equity using federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid, and address broader public health concerns like clean air, clean water, and access to nutritionally rich plant-based food.