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

El Tiempo
May 6, 2021
Two fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Clark County have died after contracting rare "breakthrough cases" of the disease, local health authorities report.
Las Vegas Review Journal
May 6, 2021
Two people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Clark County have died after contracting rare “breakthrough cases” of the disease, local health officials report.
Las Vegas Review Journal
May 4, 2021
Almost one-third of Nevadans behind on getting their second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine are more than six weeks overdue, state health officials report.
KNPR News
May 3, 2021
Nevada is ranked 38th, with about 28 percent of the state fully vaccinated. The number with at least one shot is about 39 percent, but there have been problems getting people to get their second shot.

Articles Featuring Brian Labus

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Campus News | April 14, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.
Campus News | March 11, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Campus News | February 3, 2021
A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
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Business and Community | January 13, 2021
Grant from state of Nevada extends university partnership with Southern Nevada Health District, allows 200 UNLV students to continue vital contact tracing services.