Brian Labus

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


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.

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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Business Insider
November 8, 2019
Each year, between 5% and 20% of Americans get the flu, and their cases range in severity from mild to life-threatening.
Las Vegas Review Journal
October 16, 2019
Patients at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas have been unable to drink the water or take a shower there since Oct. 2, when the legionella bacterium was detected in the water system.
Las Vegas Review Journal
August 30, 2019
This has been the worst season ever in Clark County for mosquito-borne West Nile virus, but health authorities say they face a challenge convincing local residents that they need to protect themselves against the tiny bloodsuckers.
Edge Media Network
August 29, 2019
In the nearly 50 years since epidemiologists first discovered Legionnaires' disease, we have learned how to test for it, treat it and prevent it. So why are people still dying from it and why are more and more people becoming sick with it every single year?

Articles Featuring Brian Labus

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Campus NewsDecember 2, 2019
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus NewsSeptember 25, 2019
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.
ResearchAugust 20, 2019
Battling the bacteria can be especially hard for resort hotels and nursing homes.