Robert C. Bollinger MD. MPH is a Professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Department of International Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. He has>30 years of experience in international public health, clinical researchand education in a broad range of global health priorities including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy and emerging infections.
Dr. Bollinger is also Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education, which develops and provides clinical education to health care providers in resource limited settings around the world. Under Dr. Bollinger’s leadership, the CCGHE is currently undertaking and establishing public health and clinical educational programs for physicians, nurses and other health care providers in India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Palestine, Central America, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.The CCGHE has also been a leader in the development and use of distance learning and mHealth technology in resource-limited settings, including eMOCHA, selected as a finalist for the 2010 Vodafone Wireless Innovation Award. The CCGHE has also established the Uganda-PEPFAR Distance Learning Initiative, to support the training initiative of PEPFAR implementing partners throughout Uganda. CCGHE also partners with medical institutions in Uganda, Ethiopia and South Africa, through the NIH Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the US Government.
Dr. Bollinger is also Associate Director for the School of Medicine, of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, which coordinates all international health education and research at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bollinger is also the Country Director for the Hopkins Fogarty International Programs in India, which has provided short-term and degree training to more than 100 visiting scientists at Hopkins, as well as in-country training for more than 2000 scientists, since 1992.