Laura Bix, PhD

Associate Director and Professor, School of Packaging, Michigan State University

Laura Bix, PhD

Laura Bix, PhD, is a Professor and the Associate Director of the School of Packaging at Michigan State University and also holds an Adjunct status at Clemson University.  She specializes in healthcare packaging at MSU, where she has been recognized with an Excellence in Teaching Award (2007).  The mission of her research team, the Packaging HUB, is to improve health through packaging. 
Dr. Bix has served as the US expert to ISO/TC 122 WG9, a guideline aimed at creating inclusionary packaging, and as the Vice-Chair of ASTM Committee D10.32, the Committee on Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging (2004-2008). In 2008 she was named one of the Medical Device Industry’s most notable people by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry magazine.  She was named to the PROTECT and PROTECT Rx Panels in 2012; these are two committees tasked by the US CDC to reduce unintentional poisoning of children under five.  She has also served a panel jointly appointed by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) which examined behaviors related to medication use by older adults. 
Her approach to multi-disciplinary endeavors and the value that she places unique collaborations were honored in 2014 with the Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award, and, more recently, her leadership skills were recognized when she was appointed as an academic fellow of the CIC’s Academic Leadership Program.  Work from her group has been published in numerous peer-reviewed outlets, including PLoS One and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Please visit the School of Packaging website for more information on Dr. Bix.