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
May 28, 2020
You had questions, and we’ve got the answers!Dr. Brian Labus, Epidemiologist with the UNLV School of Public Health and the governor’s medical advisory team, and RJ Health reporter Mary Hynes to answer viewer questions regarding COVID-19 in Nevada.
New York Times
May 27, 2020
For decades, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas has been known for single-deck blackjack.
New York Times
May 26, 2020
The famed all-you-can-eat buffets and nightclubs will be gone. It is unknown when big conventions, live shows and sports events will return.
Las Vegas Sun
May 26, 2020
Assigning cause of death is rarely as straightforward as it seems, especially when it comes to COVID-19.

Articles Featuring Brian Labus

Campus NewsMay 20, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting the staff and students of UNLV who exemplify what it means to be a Rebel, even from home.
Campus NewsApril 9, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s response to COVID-19 and faculty experts who have helped the community make sense of the pandemic and its impact to daily life.
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Business and CommunityMarch 30, 2020
UNLV researchers, medical investigator to discuss coronavirus pandemic March 30; event to be livestreamed
A man in a blue striped shirt writes on a whiteboard.
Campus NewsMarch 24, 2020
Public Health assistant professor Brian Labus serves on governor's task force, helping educate public in time of crisis.