Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • 2015–2018
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • 2001–2015
    Senior Epidemiologist, Southern Nevada Health District (Las Vegas, NV)

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, PhD - Public Health (Environmental and Occupational Health)
  • 2011 
    National Environmental Health Association, Registered Environmental Health Specialist
  • 2000 
    University of California, Berkeley, MPH - Infectious DIseases
  • 1997 
    Purdue University, BS - Biology

Honours

Delta Omega