Robert Pinger

Professor Emeritus of Health Science

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Department of Physiology and Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Robert R. Pinger has been a member of the Department and Director of the Public Health Entomology Laboratory since 1977. He teaches human health, community health, drug abuse and dependence and insects and human health. He as written textbooks in community health and drug issues. His research, which is funded by a variety of external sources concerns ticks and tick-borne diseases. He served as department chair from July 1999 through June 2004.

Education
PhD - Entomology, Iowa State University, 1974
MS - Entomology, Iowa State University, 1971
BA - Life Science, San Jose State College, 1965

Recent Publications

  1. F. E. Steiner, R. R. Pinger, C. N. Vann, N. Grindle, D. Civitello, K. Clay, and C. Fuqua, “Infection and Co-infection Rates of Anaplasma phagocytophilum Variants, Babesia spp., Borrelia burgdorferi, and the Rickettsial Endosymbiont in Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) from Sites in Indiana, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin,” Journal of Medical Entomology (2008), 45: 2, 289-297.
  2. J. F. McKenzie, R. R. Pinger, and J. E. Kotecki, An Introduction to Community Health (Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., 2008), 646.
  3. R. R. Pinger, "Protecting your safety, Chapter 15," in Focus on Health (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007), 487.
  4. R. R. Pinger, "Protecting your safety, Chapter 9," in Understanding Your Health (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007), 543.
  5. F. S. Steiner, R. R. Pinger, C. N. Vann, M. J. Abley, B. Sullivan, N. Grindle, K. Clay, and C. Fuqua, "Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia odocoilei DNA in Ixodes scapularis Say (Acari: Ixodidae) collected in Indiana," Journal of Medical Entomology (2006), 43: 2, 437-442.
  6. R. P. Irving, R. R. Pinger, C. N. Vann, J. B. Olesen, and F. E. Steiner, "Distribution of Ehrlichia chaffeensis (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaeceae) in Amblyomma americanum in southern Indiana and prevalence of E. chaffeensis-reactive antibodies in white-tailed deer in Indiana and Ohio in 1998," Journal of Medical Entomology (2000), 37: 4, 595-600.

    Professional Organizations
    American Public Health Association
    Entomological Society of America
    Indiana Academy of Science
    Indiana Vector Control Association
    Society for Vector Ecology
Department of Physiology and Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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Phone: 765-285-5961
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