Dr. David M. Claborn
Public Health and Sports Medicine
A career military officer who served as a Navy entomologist for more than 20 years, Dr. David Claborn teaches courses in environmental health, international health and public health of disasters in the Master of Public Health program, as well as courses in homeland security and chemical/biological warfare for other departments.
His research deals with a variety of factors generally dealing with the public health of disaster situations, including decontamination of chemical warfare agents, disaster planning, post-disaster disease transmission, war and public health and invasive species.
- Doctor of Public Health, 2001, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
- MS in Entomology, 1985, Texas Tech University
- BS in Zoology, 1983, Texas Tech University
- Environmental Health
- International Health & Infectious Disease
- Public Health Preparedness
- American Mosquito Control Association
- American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
- Delta Omega (Public Health Honorary Society)
- Editorial Board, Journal of Global Epidemiology and Environmental Health
- Missouri Public Health Association
Research and professional interests
- Disasters and public health
- Disaster preparedness
- Environmental health
- Epidemiology of vector-borne disease; public health of disturbed environments
- Infectious disease
- International health
- Thompson KR, Mossel EC, Federman B, Claborn DM. (2016). Does reducing time to identification of infectious agents reduce incidence rates of Norovirus in a population deployed to Southwest Asia? U.S. Army Medical Department Journal. Oct.-Dec.: 42-51
- Claborn DM, K Payne. (2014). Chemical and biological warfare: teaching the forbidden at a state university. U.S. Army Medical Department Journal. July-Sept.: 61-7.
- Claborn DM, SA Martin-Brown, SG Sagar, P Durham. (2012). A rapid and inexpensive bioassay to evaluate decontamination of organophosphates. U.S. Army Medical Department Journal. July-Sept.: 1-7.
- Claborn DM, KA Sonavane. (2010). Public health components of academic programs in homeland security. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 7 (1): Article 12.
- Claborn, DM. (2010). The biology and control of Leishmaniasis vectors. Journal of Global Infectious Disease. May-Aug 2(2): 127-134.
- Claborn DM. (2010). Emergency preparedness of university students at a large state university in Missouri: Are college students a vulnerable population? Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies 10: 33-44.
Awards and honors
Faculty Fellow for Anti-Terrorism in Israel, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (2011)
Area of expertiseHealth and wellness Environmental health
Study Identifies Which Mosquitoes Call Missouri Home
Jefferson City News Tribune
Entomologist Dr. David Claborn leads a project to find out.
Zika-carrying Mosquito Not Found in MSU Survey of Local Blood-suckers
Entomologist Dr. David Claborn shares findings on his mosquito survey project.
Tick Bite Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore (And Some That Never Show)
Entomologist Dr. David Claborn shares insights about this creepy creature.
MSU Study Looks at What Kinds of Mosquitos are in Missouri
Entomologist expert Dr. David Claborn discusses his mosquito survey project.
Researchers Have Not Found Primary Carrier of Zika in Missouri
Entomologist Dr. David Claborn gives an update of his mosquito survey project.
MSU Leads Zika-related Mosquito Research
Entomologist Dr. David Claborn shares about his mosquito survey project.
MSU Entomologist Helps News-Leader Solve Insect Mystery. Maybe.
Entomologist Dr. David Claborn helps to identify insect leaving tiny, itchy bites all over folks in the Ozarks.