Texas Tech University

Ronald D. Warner, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM (Epidemiology), DACE

Professor Emeritus

About Me

Ronald 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).