Brian Labus

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
Master's of Public Health Internship Program Coordinator
Expertise: Infectious Disease, Disease Surveillance, Outbreak Investigation, COVID-19

Biography

Brian Labus is an expert on communicable disease surveillance, disease epidemiology, and outbreak investigation.

Labus, a Registered Environmental Health Specialist through the National Environmental Health Association, is an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics within UNLV's School of Public Health. Prior to joining UNLV, he spent 15 years as a senior investigator for the Southern Nevada Health District conducting outbreak investigations and disease surveillance, and implementing public health informatics systems.

In March 2020, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak selected Labus to serve on a five-member statewide task force to help advise on the scientific aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

His research and expertise have been featured in numerous news outlets such as KNPR, MindBodyGreen, and LiveScience. His work has also been featured in academic and professional publications including the Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Nevada Journal of Public Health, Epidemiology and Infection, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Brian Labus In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 25, 2020
Southern Nevada residents are facing delays in getting an appointment for COVID-19 testing as demand increases amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
El Tiempo
November 25, 2020
For the third time in less than two weeks, Nevada on Tuesday set a record for most coronavirus cases reported in a day since the pandemic began, state data shows.
El Tiempo
November 25, 2020
Nevada's largest casino operators have not disclosed how they are meeting the new capacity limits, but experts say the change is not likely to drastically alter casino operations, considering their floors were largely empty underneath. the above restrictions.
Las Vegas Review Journal
November 25, 2020
New restrictions imposed on restaurants and other businesses this week by Gov. Steve Sisolak to curb the spread of COVID-19 raise a question: What’s the science behind them?

Articles Featuring Brian Labus

Campus NewsNovember 5, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.
student wearing face covering sits on ground, using laptop
Campus NewsOctober 9, 2020
Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.
two people dressed in black standing at cubicle reviewing a document
Campus NewsSeptember 30, 2020
More than 200 UNLV students to be employed through partnership with Southern Nevada Health District; 60 students already trained and on the ground.
Campus NewsSeptember 15, 2020
UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.