Dr. David M. Claborn


CHHS-Master of Public Health

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
CHHS-Master of Public Health
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • DrPH, Public Health, 2001, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • MS, Entomology, 1985, Texas Tech University
  • BS, Zoology, 1983, Texas Tech University


  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Environmental Health
  • Strategic Planning in Homeland Security
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security
  • International Health and Infectious Disease

Professional experience

Selected publications:

Claborn DM, SA Martin-Brown, SG Sagar, P Durham.  2012.  A rapid and inexpensive bioassay to evaluate decontamination of organophosphatesU.S. Army Medical Department Journal.  July-September : 1-7.

Claborn DM, KA Sonavane. 2010.  Public health components of academic programs in homeland security.  J  Emer Manage Homeland Security. 7 (1): Article 12.

Claborn, DM.  2010.  The biology and control of leishmaniasis vectors.  J Global Infectious Disease.  . May-Aug 2(2).

Claborn DM,  2010.  Emergency preparedness of university students at a large state university in Missouri:  Are college students a vulnerable population?  J Inst Justice International Studies 10: 33-44.

Morrow, MG, R Johnson, and DM Claborn.  2010.  Mosquito vector population dynamics immediately before and after Tropical Storms Alma and Arthur in Northern Belize (2008).  Journal of the Pan American Health Organization. 28(1):19-24. 

Claborn, DM, ED Rowton ,  PG Lawyer, GC Brown and L Keep. 2009. Species Diversity and Relative Abundance of Phlebotomine Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) on Three Army Installations in the Southern United States and Susceptibility of a Domestic Sand Fly to Infection with Old World Leishmania major. Mil Med  174, 11:1203-1208.

Claborn, DM, PM Masuoka, MG Morrow, LK Keep.  2008.  Habitat analysis of North American sand flies near veterans returning from Leishmania-endemic war zones. International Journal of Health Geographics, 7:65

Research and professional interests

  • Disasters and public health
  • Disaster preparedness
  • International health

Awards and honors

  • Delta Omega, a Public Health Honorary Society (inducted June 2003)