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

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
March 5, 2021
It is the million-dollar question right now: after someone gets the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, can they live their life normally again?
Las Vegas Sun
March 5, 2021
Don’t skip that second shot. As Clark County awaits its first shipment of the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Johnson & Johnson-owned Janssen, more than 300,000 people are halfway through their regimens of previously approved two-shot vaccines — and health officials remind them to stay the course.
Mashable
March 5, 2021
You might wonder which Covid vaccine is the "best."
Las Vegas Review Journal
March 3, 2021
Experts now say there’s a simple reason why Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccine allotment has seemed low for months.

Articles Featuring Brian Labus

Campus News | February 3, 2021
A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Cones lined up in front of parking garage entrance
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.
Professor Brian Labus on zoom screen
People | December 31, 2020
UNLV public health professor became a go-to source for media in Nevada and worldwide on the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
medical worker in full protective suit making "LV" sign with hands
Business and Community | December 31, 2020
As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.