David Claborn is the Director of the Public Health Program at Missouri State University where he teaches graduate courses in international and environmental health. His research focuses on public health issues of disrupted environments, including those affected by natural disasters and war. He obtained his Doctor of Public Health in 2001 from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where his dissertation dealt with the re-emergence of malaria near the demilitarized zone in South Korean. He also has degrees in entomology and zoology from Texas Tech University. Prior to his academic career he was a career military officer, retiring from the Navy’s Medical Service Corps at the rank of Commander. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, having served with the Marine Corps as a medical entomologist.