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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

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Business and Community | September 5, 2022

UNLV infectious disease expert Brian Labus offers a primer on monkeypox — what it is, how it spreads, and what you need to know to protect yourself. 

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

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Campus News | July 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

Research | June 8, 2022

Nicotine impacts bone health — upping chance of wrist, spine, other breaks by nearly 40%.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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People | April 25, 2022

One of the biggest rewards of public health, according to Gabriela Buccini, is the ability to make the world better for so many – in her case, mothers and babies. 

Epidemiology and Biostatistics In The News

September 30, 2022

No stranger to storms, Florida doesn’t always live up to its Sunshine State moniker. This week, the region faced one of its biggest natural disasters in decades: Hurricane Ian.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 29, 2022

After declining for 10 straight weeks, COVID-19 hospitalizations plateaued in Clark County this week and inched up statewide, according to new state data released Wednesday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 28, 2022

COVID-19 deaths in Nevada fell to their lowest point of the pandemic this week, while numbers of hospitalizations and cases continued their free fall.

September 28, 2022

What experts say about intense training when you're sick.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 12, 2022

On a map showing levels of COVID-19 across the U.S., Nevada stands out as a rare oasis of green.

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
September 12, 2022

On a map showing COVID-19 levels across the United States, Nevada stands out as a rare oasis of green.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Experts

An expert on parasites, as well as the biology and control of ticks, mites, and other insects. 

Recent Epidemiology and Biostatistics Accomplishments

September 30, 2022
Chad Cross (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) was appointed by the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to serve as a subject matter expert on the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB), a federal committee that operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act to review and comment on proposed and completed research…
September 26, 2022
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) published an article on "Early life organophosphate ester exposures and bone health at age 12 years: The Health Outcomes and Measures of the Environment (HOME) Study" in the journal Science of The Total Environment.  Despite evidence of osteotoxicity, no human studies have evaluated early life…
September 19, 2022
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) co-authored the paper "Maternal urinary organophosphate ester metabolite concentrations and glucose tolerance during pregnancy: The HOME Study" that was published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. In the study, the researchers evaluated the associations between maternal…
September 12, 2022
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) co-authored a research article titled, "Circulating Carnitine Levels and Breast Cancer: A Matched Retrospective Case-Control Study," in the journal Frontiers in Oncology. Although carnitine may be related to breast cancer development, existing epidemiological studies are scarce, and those that have…
September 7, 2022
Jennifer Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health), Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Max Gakh (Environmental and Occupational Health), and Jason Flatt (Social and Behavioral Health) presented on "State protection alignment index as a measure of structural stigma's impact on the mental health of sexual and gender minorities"…
September 6, 2022
Chad L. Cross (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) published an extension outreach publication with Estelle Martin and Lucas Brendel from University of Florida's Department of Entomology and Nematology on the human flea (Pulex irritans). This flea often lives in close association with humans and has been implicated as a potentially important vector of…