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Center for Global Health Impact

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About Us

The Center for Global Health Impact draws on the expertise of a wide faculty network from a variety of disciplines at SMU.

Dr. Eric G. 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 Southern Methodist University (SMU). At SMU, Dr. Bing is the fouding director of the Institute for Leadership Impact and the Center for Global Health Impact, both of which focus on helping individuals and organizations create social impact.


He was the senior fellow and founding director of global health at the George W. Bush Institute. As director of global health at the Bush Institute, Dr. Bing initiated worldwide health initiatives, including serving as co-leader of the institute's Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partnership, an $85 million public-private program designed to combat crevical and breast cancer in Africa and Latin America.

Prior to joining the Bush Institute, Dr. Bing was an endowed professor of global health for nearly 20 years at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles. He has developed and managed global health programs in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. For his efforts, he was awarded the Alfred Haynes International Health Leadership Award, named a Paul G. Rogers International Health Research Ambassador from Research!America, and was selected Professor of the Year at Charles Drew University.

Dr. Bing has published more than 90 articles and abstracts. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, a Master's of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology from UCLA, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. His book, Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions in Global Health and Poverty, was released in May 2013.