About Us

Founded in 2014, the Center for Global Health Impact aims to save lives in communities with poor access to healthcare throughout the world. To accomplish this, the Center promotes innovative approaches that bring effective and affordable health solutions to those who need them and in ways they will use them. In particular, the Center provides leadership coaching and strategy development for health leaders, conducts research and development in technologies such as virtual reality surgical simulation, and engages students on global and public health issues. 


Dr. Eric G. BingDr. Eric G. Bing is a professor of global health in the Department of Applied Physiology and Sport Management 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). Dr. Bing is the founding 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 cervical 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.

Learn more about Dr. Bing and his work in this SMU Simmons Faculty Spotlight video.  Email Dr. Bing at ebing@smu.edu.