for 20 years. He has taken a leadership role in the HIV Center’s work on ethics since the center’s beginnings and is now Co-Director of the Ethics, Policy, and Human Rights Core. Prior to coming to Columbia, he was at the Hastings Center, a research institute devoted to the study of ethical issues in medicine and the life sciences. Dr. Bayer’s research has examined ethical and policy issues in public health, with a special focus on AIDS, tuberculosis, illicit drugs, and tobacco. His broader goal is to develop an ethics of public health. He is an elected member of the IOM, and has served on IOM committees addressing the social impact of AIDS, tuberculosis elimination, vaccine safety, smallpox vaccination, and the Ryan White Care Act. His articles on AIDS have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Lancet, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Milbank Quarterly. Dr. Bayer is coauthor and editor of several books including Private Acts, Social Consequences: AIDS and the Politics of Public Health (1989); AIDS Doctors: Voices from the Epidemic, (2000, written with Gerald Oppenheimer); Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS (2003, written with Robert Klitzman); Searching Eyes: Privacy, the State, and Disease Surveillance in America (2007, written with Amy Fairchild and James Colgrave); and Shattered Dreams: An Oral History of the South African AIDS Epidemic (2007, written with Gerald Oppenheimer). Dr. Bayer holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in political science from the University of Chicago.
Eric G. Bing, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is the Endowed Professor of Global Health and HIV in the Department of Psychiatry at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. A psychiatrist and epidemiologist, Dr. Bing is the founder and Director of SPECTRUM Community Services and Research, a community-based clinical and research center that provides HIV care to more than 500 people (primarily African-American and Latinos) each year and develops and evaluates innovative health services for underserved communities. He is also the founder and Director of the Drew Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services (Drew CARES), a research center focusing on HIV among disadvantaged populations, both locally and internationally. Dr. Bing is currently the PI on projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), US Department of Defense, the California HIV Research Program, and others. His research primarily focuses on developing and evaluating interventions to improve health care and health outcomes for disadvantaged populations, particularly those affected by HIV, mental illness, and/or alcohol and drug problems in civilian and military populations. Dr. Bing is a Co-PI of the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services and the PI of the Institute of Community Health Research, based in Los Angeles, California.