Eric G. Bing is a professor of global health in the Department of Applied Physiology and Sport Management and in the Department of Anthropology at SMU. He has a concurrent appointment with the George W. Bush Institute as senior fellow and director of global health. Before joining the Bush Institute in 2011, 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, including HIV prevention and 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. As director of global health at the Bush Institute, Bing has 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.