Dr. Bing has projects focusing on HIV domestically and in Africa and the Carribbean. Dr. Bing received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and trained as a psychiatrist at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He received his M.P.H. and Ph.D. in epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health.
Scott Burris, J.D., is Professor of Law at Temple Law School and Director of the National Program Office for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research Program. He began his career in public health law during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He was the editor of the first systematic legal analysis of HIV in the United States, AIDS and the Law: A Guide for the Public (Yale University Press, 1987; New Guide for the Public published 1993), and spent several years lobbying and litigating on behalf of people with HIV as an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union. Since joining the Temple faculty in 1991, his research has focused on how law influences public health and health behavior. He is the author of more than 100 books, book chapters, articles, and reports on issues including discrimination against people with HIV and other disabilities; HIV policy; research ethics; and the health effects of criminal law and drug policy. His current research topics include health governance, the regulation of sexual behavior, harm reduction, and human research subject protection. He is a member of the Law, Policy, and Ethics Core of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale, and he serves as an advisor to the Tsinghua University AIDS Institute, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Research Center for HIV/AIDS Public Policy, and the Health and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch. Mr. Burris served on the IOM Committee on Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century, as well as the Committee on Regulating Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis. He received his law degree from Yale Law School.
J. Kevin Carmichael, M.D., is Chief of Service of the Special Immunology Associates Clinic at the El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Carmichael’s work of providing care to people with HIV began in 1985 while he was in medical school. In his current role as Chief of Service at the El-Rio Community Health Center, Dr. Carmichael oversees the care of nearly 1,500 persons living with HIV throughout southern Arizona. He also travels the state to provide care for patients and give clinical support for physicians dealing with HIV in rural areas. He has been an author and reviewer of articles and books on HIV/AIDS care and is currently Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition, which supports providers in delivering quality HIV care to their patients. Dr. Carmichael received his M.D. from the University of Miami.