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.

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

The Zoe Report
March 31, 2020
Most of the time, we can count on our clothes to offer us protection from the outside world. In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, however, it’s easy to see them as a potential threat — particularly if you’re not sure how you should be washing them. If you've arrived home from errands concerned about how long coronavirus live on your clothes, it may offer comfort that by staying vigilant, you can safely re-wear favorite pieces and dress how you please.
March 30, 2020
Public health experts at UNLV and Southern Nevada Health District hosted a live online discussion on Monday to talk prevention of COVID-19 and what the future may hold.
March 30, 2020
Las Vegas health experts discuss COVID-19 today at UNLV.
KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
March 30, 2020
Experts from the UNLV School of Public Health and Southern Nevada Health District will host a virtual, livestream discussion on the science of COVID-19, how to minimize risks and slow transmission and where we go from here.

Articles Featuring Brian Labus

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
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Campus NewsMarch 24, 2020
Public Health assistant professor Brian Labus serves on governor's task force, helping educate public in time of crisis.
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ResearchMarch 19, 2020
Advice from UNLV experts on breaking the itch-scratch cycle that leads to the spread of germs.
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Campus NewsMarch 10, 2020
As coronavirus concerns grow, UNLV researchers available to provide expertise.