Tanya J Fabian

PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor

Tanya J. Fabian is Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her PharmD degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. A graduate of the Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientists Training Program, Dr. Fabian received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2003. She also completed an NIH post doctoral research fellowship in clinical geriatric psychiatry under the mentorship of Drs. Patricia D. Kroboth and Dr. Bruce G. Pollock.

Since 2006, Dr. Fabian has served as Director of Pharmacy Research and Pharmacy Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program. She became a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialist in 2008.

Research Interests

Interaction between stress and mental and physical health; genetic vulnerability to depression; prevention strategies.

Honors / Awards
"Paroxetine CR for prevention of anxiety and depression in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators
Glaxo SmithKline
Tanya J. Fabian, PhD.

Treatment of Depression Following Cardiac Bypass Surgery
Recent Publications

Kroboth PD, Salek FS, Pittenger AL, Fabian TJ, Frye RF. DHEA and DHEA-S: A Review. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 39: 327-348, 1999.

Fabian TJ, Dew MA, Pollock BG, Reynolds CF, Mulsant BH, Butters MA, Zmuda MD, Linares AM, Trottini M, Kroboth PD. Endogenous Concentrations of DHEA and DHEA-S Decrease with Remission of Depression in Older Adults. Biological Psychiatry 50(10); 767-774, 2001

Kroboth PD, Amico JA, Stone RA, Frye RF, Kroboth FJ, Fabian TJ, Linares AM, Pollock BG, Hakala C. Influence of DHEA Administration on 24-Hour Cortisol Concentrations. Journal of Clinical Psychoparmacology 13(1):1-4, 2003.

Fabian TJ, Amico JA, Kroboth PD, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF, Pollock BP. Paroxetine-Induced Hyponatremia in the Elderly due to the Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH): A Pilot Study. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 16(3):160-4, 2003.

Fabian TJ, Amico JA, Kroboth PD, Mulsant BH, Corey SE, Begley AE, Bensasi SG, Weber E, Dew MA, Reynolds CF, Pollock BG. Paroxetine-Induced Hyponatremia in Older Adults: A Twelve-Week Prospective Study. Archives of Internal Medicine 164:327-332, 2004.

Reichman SE, Fabian TJ, Kroboth PD, Ferrell RE. Steroid Sulfatase Gene Variation and DHEA responsiveness to resistance exercise in MERET. Physiological Genomics 17:300-306, 2004.

Fabian TJ, Schwartzman DS, Ujhelyi MR, Corey SE, Bigos KL, Pollock BG, Kroboth PD. Decreasing Pain and Anxiety Associated with Patient-Activated Atrial Shock: A Placebo-Controlled Study of Adjunctive Sedation with Oral Triazolam. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 17:391-395, 2006.

Coley KC, Fabian TJ, Kim E, Scipio T, Ammerman DK, Saul M, Whitehead R, Ganguli R. Predictors of Aripiprazole Treatment Continuation in Hospitalized Patients. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008;69(9):1393-7.

Coley KC, Scipio TM, Fabian TJ, Ruby C, Lenze EJ. Aripiprazole Prescribing Patterns and Side Effects in Elderly Psychiatric Inpatients. J Psychiatric Practice. 2009;15(2):150-3.

Stowell KR, Ghinassi FA, Fabian TJ, Nash KC, Haskett RF. An Intervention to Promote Evidence-Based Prescribing at a Large Psychiatric Hospital. Psychiatric Services. 2009 Mar; 60(3):294-6.

Lavsa SM, Fabian TJ, Saul MI, Corman SL, Coley KC. Influence of medications and diagnoses on fall risk in psychiatric inpatients. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2010; 67(15):1274-80.

Scharf D, Fabian TJ, Fichter-DeSando C, Douaihy A. Nicotine Replacement Prescribing Trends in a Large Psychiatric Hospital, Before and After Implementation of a Hospital-Wide Smoking Ban. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2011; doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntr026.

Fabian TJ, Cain ZJ, Ammerman D, Eudicone JM, Tang Y, Rollin LM, Forbes RA, Berman RM, Baker RA. Improvement in functional outcomes with adjunctive aripiprazole versus placebo in major depressive disorder: a pooled post hoc analysis of 3 short-term studies. Primary Care Companion: CNS Disorders. 2012; 14(56).

Kreys TM, Fabian TJ, Saul MI, Haskett RF, Coley KC
An Evaluation of Inpatient Treatment Continuation Rates and Hospital Readmission Rates in Bipolar Disorder Patients Treated with Aripiprazole or Quetiapine. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2013; 19(4); 288-295.