Radford Davis

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
  • Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
  • Iowa State University
  • Ames, IA 50011
  • Phone 515-294-8972
  • Email
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Master of Public Health – University of Arizona
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Colorado State University
Undergraduate (Zoology & chemistry) – Weber State University


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Veterinary license – AZ, IA
  • Co-founder, ISU concurrent DVM/MPH program in collaboration with Univ. of Iowa
  • Founder, Global Health minor, ISU
  • Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Subject Matter Expert on public health and terrorism for the states of OH, WY, GA, AR, WI, WA. 2004-2012
  • Certified Animal Welfare Officer for livestock and poultry, UK, 2016
  • Consultant to state governments, NGOs, businesses on terrorism, public health, emergency preparedness and animals.
  • Winner, National Geographic photo challenge for #Endpoverty, 2015
  • Photography exhibition: Multicultural Center, Iowa State University – “Life of Sierra Leone”, 2014
  • Photography exhibition: World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D. C. “#Endpoverty”,  2015
  • Photography exhibition: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames. “Life of Sierra Leone”, 2016
  • Photography exhibition: Wheatsfield Co-operative, Ames, Iowa. “Life of Sierra Leone”, 2016

Teaching Responsibilities
VMPM 388 Public Health
VMPM 486 Public Health Rotation
VMPM 491 CDC Epidemiological Elective Program preceptorship
VMPM/GLOBE/MICRO 360 Global Health
Guest lecturer in other courses

Global Engagement
Davis is an Associate Professor, veterinarian trained in public health, and avid photographer. His interests include using a One Health approach to improve animal health, public health, and prosperity in developing countries. He has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization in Mongolia on brucellosis; to the government of Sierra Leone on rabies, the training of veterinary paraprofessionals, and the building of a national Community Animal Health Worker program. He lived in Washington, D.C., where he served as a Veterinary Public Health Consultant to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. He was a visiting professor at the University of Bristol, UK, and St. George’s University, Grenada; is an ongoing subject matter expert and case consultant on zoonoses and public health to veterinarians worldwide through the Veterinary Information Network; and has led study abroad trips for ISU students to Germany and Jordan. His current efforts are towards building a One Health education and research program in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park area, Uganda, focused around mountain gorilla conservation and improving animal and public health. He is also assisting the Namwala Cultural and Traditional Trust, Zambia, in addressing One Health concerns and improving their prosperity through livestock. Dr. Davis enjoys exploring the world and sharing stories through photography of people, animals, and our planet, their beauty, their plight and needs, and the wonder of cultures.