Creating worldwide health initiatives

Eric G. Bing, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Bing is a professor of global health in the Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development and in the Department of Anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at SMU. He has a concurrent appointment with the George W. Bush Institute as senior fellow and director of global health.

Dr. Bing has developed and managed global health programs in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, including HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in Rwanda, Angola, Nigeria, Namibia, Belize and Jamaica. For his efforts he was awarded the Alfred Haynes International Health Leadership Award in 2002, named in 2006 a Paul G. Rogers International Health Research Ambassador from Research! America and named 2010 Professor of the Year at Charles Drew University.

During summer 2012, SMU students joined Bing in renovating a clinic for the screening and treatment of cervical cancer in Zambia.

Dr. Bing gave the Convocation Address at the 2014 Honors Convocation, calling on students to “find your North Star . . . and let it shine.”

Dr. Bing will read from his book Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions for Global Health and Poverty on July 24, 1:30 pm, at the Lochwood Branch Library in Dallas as part of the SMU Summer Author Series.

See Professor Bing’s Convocation Speech:

Learn more about Professor Bing’s new book.