Dr. David Claborn

What species of ticks live in Missouri and in what quantities?

Dr. David Claborn, director of the Master of Public Health program at Missouri State University, is trying to answer these questions through his latest tick surveillance project. It’s made possible through a grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Claborn highlights his research and shares some facts about ticks.

Michele Skalicky

For the last three summers, including this one, Dr. David Claborn has led a team of students who collect mosquitos across Missouri and bring them back to a lab in The Professional Building at Missouri State University.

The university was selected to conduct the study by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The study’s goal is to see what mosquitos are in the state.

The health department chose MSU because Dr. Claborn is a professor there.