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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics News

Housed in the UNLV School of Public Health, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics aims to prepare students for careers in private industry, non-profit, government agencies, or positions requiring study design or data analysis responsibilities . The department provides statistical consulting, survey design and implementation services both at the School of Public Health and campus wide.

Current Epidemiology and Biostatistics News

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.

Professor Labus writing on white board
People | December 29, 2020

UNLV Public Health professor Brian Labus dismantles misperceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine and shares why it works, why it’s safe, and why everyone eligible should get it.

Recent Epidemiology and Biostatistics Accomplishments

April 2, 2021
Ann M. Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) recently co-published an article on "Maternal Urinary Organophosphate Esters and Alterations in Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Hormones" in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Production of organophosphate esters (OPEs), which represent a major flame retardant class present in consumer goods, has...
March 26, 2021
Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business) and Brian Labus (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) were interviewed by KNPR's State of Nevada this week. They participated as panel experts in the episode "Vaccinated, Now What?" Labus provided advice on COVID prevention measures as the proportion of vaccinated Nevadans increases. Krishen...
March 8, 2021
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Niema Y. Beckford, and Eddy M. Virgen (both Public Health), along with Yunyu Xiao, Purdue University Indianapolis; Caroline D. Bergeron,  Public Health Agency of Canada; and Matthew L. Smith, Texas A&M University, recently published an article, "Suicide Distribution and Trends Among Male...
March 8, 2021
Heejin Mun (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Bowen Liu (Mathematics), Thu Huynh Anh Pham (Biology), and Qing Wu (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) recently published an article on "C-Reactive Protein and Fracture Risk: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies through the Use of Both Frequentist and Bayesian Approaches" in...
February 19, 2021
Yingke Xu and Qing Wu (both Epidemiology & Biostatistics) published an article on "Trends in osteoporosis and mean bone density among type 2 diabetes patients in the US from 2005 to 2014" in Scientific Reports. This study aimed to examine how bone health changed among T2DM patients in the past decade. Learn more here. Xu is a doctoral student.
February 16, 2021
Michael Wong, Dharini Bhammar (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), along with Nicholas Ross, '20 MS Exercise Physiology,  published a paper, “Respiratory and Perceptual Responses to High-Intensity Interval Exercise in Obese Adults” in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports &...