Dr. Bob Bollinger is the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, and he holds joint appointments in International Health at the Johns Hopkins (JH) Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in Community Public Health at the JH School of Nursing. He is Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) and Associate Director for Medicine of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.
Dr. Bollinger has been on the faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 28 years, where he has been an educator, researcher and clinician. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He as more than 40 years of experience in international public health, clinical research, and education dealing with such global health priorities as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, dengue, antibiotic resistant infections, COVID-19 and other emerging diseases. Much of his research has focused on development of low-cost strategies and technologies designed to improve health care, treatment and prevention in resource-limited communities. Dr. Bollinger is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed research publications and 15 book chapters.
Dr. Bollinger has served as a member of the US Presidential Advisory Council for HIV/AIDS (PACHA), a member of the Institute of Medicine Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety and as a member of the NIH Fogarty International Center Advisory Board.
Dr. Bollinger is committed to improving the health of people living in resource-limited communities through clinical research, education, and leadership training. He established health research and education programs in countries throughout Africa, South and Central America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Under his 26 years as leader of the Hopkins India Fogarty International Research Training Program, >140 visiting Indian scientists received professional and graduate degree training at JHU. The Hopkins India Fogarty program also provided in-country training to more than 2,000 Indian scientists. His commitment to education has been honored with the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award.
Dr. Bollinger received an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Chemistry from Haverford College, a Doctor of Medicine from Dartmouth Medical School, and a Master of Public Health from JH Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Maryland Medical Systems, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in infectious diseases at JHU School of Medicine.