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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

October 14, 2021
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and colleagues from Comagine Health (Michelle A. Hendricks, Sara Hallvik, Christi Hildebran), Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Scott G. Weiner, Michael A. Fischer), and Brandeis University (Grant Ritter) presented virtually at the 2021 National Health Data Organizations. The presentation was titled...
October 5, 2021
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) published a paper on "Prenatal exposure to a mixture of organophosphate esters and intelligence among 8-year-old children of the HOME Study" in the journal NeuroToxicology. 
September 23, 2021
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) published a paper entitled "Childhood exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and neurobehavioral domains in children at age 8 years" in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 
September 17, 2021
The UNLV Contact Tracing Team was named Program of the Year by the Nevada Public Health Association at its 2021 Annual Conference, which took place Sept. 13-15.  Led by School of Public Health graduate students, the contact tracing team has been at the forefront of Southern Nevada's COVID-19 response since spring 2020, having investigated more...
September 8, 2021
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) presented two of her research projects, "Exposure to a mixture of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) during pregnancy and maternal cardiometabolic health: the HOME Study" and "Associations of neonicotinoids with insulin and glucose homeostasis parameters in US adults: NHANES 2015-2016" at the 33rd...
August 10, 2021
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) publihed an article on "Associations of neonicotinoids with insulin and glucose homeostasis parameters in US adults: NHANES 2015-2016" in the journal, Chemosphere.  This study is the first to investigate whether neonicotinoids are associated with insulin and glucose homeostasis parameters in humans.