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Brian Labus, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor; MPH Internship Program Coordinator
Department(s): Public Health
Office: BHS 520
Mail Code: 3064
Phone: 702-895-2649
Email: brian.labus@unlv.edu

Biography

Brian Labus, Ph.D., MPH is an Assistant Professor in the School of Community Health Sciences. His research focuses on communicable disease surveillance and he is currently studying the use of social media to identify restaurants associated with increased risk of causing foodborne illness. Dr. Labus is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist through the National Environmental Health Association and teaches courses in infectious disease epidemiology and outbreak investigation. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Labus worked in local public health, conducting outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, and implementing public health informatics systems.

Research Specialties

  • Communicable disease surveillance
  • The integration of social media data into disease surveillance and public health practice
  • Outbreak investigation