Texas Tech University

Ronald D. Warner

Ronald D. WarnerRonald D. Warner is Professor Emeritus of epidemiology. He grew up in SE Ohio on a family farm (Jersey dairy, Hereford-x-Angus cow/calf, Duroc hogs, and turkeys) and realized his goal of becoming a DVM when he graduated from Ohio State in 1971. Ron practiced general veterinary medicine in eastern Ohio for 5 months before receiving orders to active duty in the US Air Force Veterinary Corps, where he served as both a veterinarian and environmental health officer. He earned a Masters of Preventive Veterinary Medicine from UC-Davis in 1976 and a PhD in epidemiology from The Ohio State University in 1987. Ron completed a 14-month tour in S. Korea before serving as Director, USAF Epidemic Disease Research and Chief, Epidemiology Services; Aerospace Medicine Directorate. Following his Air Force career, Ron taught epidemiology, biostatistics, and preventive medicine, and conducted public health research at TTUHSC School of Medicine, 1994-2015, where he also served as Director of the TravelMed Clinic, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine. Animal & human illness causation and prevention, and other One Health issues, with special interest in arthropod & foodborne outbreak investigations. Ron has served in many capacities at local, state, national, and international levels. He is currently a member of the South Plains Veterinary Medical Assoc., American Veterinary Medical Assoc. (Honor Roll member), Phi Zeta, Sigma Xi, and National Assoc. of State Public Health Veterinarians (affiliate).