Colonel (Ret.) Dr. Mustapha Debboun is a medical and veterinary entomologist who is currently the Director of the Mosquito and Vector Control Division in Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas. He earned his B.A. in cellular and molecular biology from Skidmore College, M.S. in medical entomology from the University of New Hampshire, and Ph.D. in medical and veterinary entomology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has worked in military public health entomology, vector-borne diseases, IPM operations, and research and development of arthropod repellents. This work has taken him to 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. His main goal is integration of medical entomology with other operational public health fields to provide efficient and sustainable management of disease vectors and personal protection from the vector-borne disease threat.
He is currently serving as ESA's Science Representative to the Vector-Borne Disease Network and as MUVE Vector Emergency Response Entomologists Initiative Lead and has previously served as MUVE Section President and Vice-President, Director on the ESA Certification Board, Chair of the Journal of Medical Entomology Editorial Board, Chair of ESA's International Affairs Committee, and an ad hoc ESA BCE Military Liaison to promote ESA's Certification Program within the Armed Forces. He has authored or co-authored over 110 peer-reviewed publications and three books. He also organizes ESA symposia, serves on eight journal editorial review boards, and is a reviewer for six peer-reviewed journals. His professional ESA Awards include the Distinguished Service Award to the ESA Certification Program and ESA Fellow.