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


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

July 2, 2020
As all states have moved into various phases of re-opening, you might be wondering what this means for group rides or getting together for postride beers.
July 2, 2020
Although the coronavirus pandemic has impacted day-to-day life for all, we fortunately still have the option to ride outside, solo or with a small group depending on where you live.
Well + Good
July 2, 2020
In an effort to keep COVID-19 transmission low on flights, Delta, American Airlines, and Jet Blue announced last week that they will be offering refunds to those who don’t pass airport temperature checks. The temperature screenings are meant to help identify those infected with the coronavirus at security checkpoints, but Brian Labus, PhD, MPH, an infectious disease epidemiologist and public health professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, says temperature screenings on their own aren’t enough to keep infected people off of planes.
Las Vegas Review Journal
July 2, 2020
At Red Rock Resort, there’s a separate line for Chairman-level players club members — much like there was at the buffet, back when we still had buffets — to shorten the wait for screenings.

Articles Featuring Brian Labus

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Campus NewsJuly 2, 2020
A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.
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Business and CommunityJune 30, 2020
How UNLV’s School of Public Health took center stage in the coronavirus crisis.
A sign reading "No shirt. No shoes. No mask. No service."
PeopleJune 26, 2020
Public health professor makes the blunt case for widespread mask usage in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
A woman wears a cloth face mask
Business and CommunityJune 26, 2020
As virus mandate goes into place, public health professor Brian Labus offers context.