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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

January 14, 2021
Ann M. Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) co-published an article on "Proximity to Traffic and Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Relation to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Conduct Disorder in U.S. children" in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. Conduct disorder (CD) is a clinical...
January 12, 2021
Dharini Bhammar (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) published a paper,  “Quantification and Verification of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Adults with Prehypertension” in the journal Sports. The article shows that verification testing is feasible, validates the attainment of maximal oxygen...
January 6, 2021
Guogen Shan (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) received a $1.5 million grant, "Alzheimer's Disease: New Trial Designs for Emerging Challenges," from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging. The research team also includes Dr. Jeff Cummings from the Brain Health Department as well as researchers from Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo...
November 24, 2020
Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and Maxim Gakh (Environmental and Occupational Health) published a research paper, "The Lagged Effect of State Gun Laws on the Reduction of State-level Firearm Homicide Mortality in the United States from 1999 to 2017," in a peer-reviewed journal, Public Health. The study found that, on average,...
November 19, 2020
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) was invited to speak at the Utah Health Information Network Health Information Technology 2020 conference. The presentation discussed Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Sources and Applications in Administrative Data Sets. Specifically, the presentation addressed the importance of tracking SDoH...
November 17, 2020
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and colleagues from Comagine Health, Brigham and Women's, and Massachusetts General Hospital published a manuscript "Ambulance Calls for Substance-Related Issues Before and After COVID-19" in the journal of Prehospital Emergency Care. They found that there was an initial decline in substance-...