Joseph D. Tucker is an infectious diseases physician with a special interest in using crowdsourcing and other participatory methods to improve health. He is an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
His team’s ongoing research investigates crowdsourcing open calls to promote HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis testing. He is the Chairman of the Steering Committee of Social Entrepreneurship to Spur Health (SESH), a group focused on using crowdsourcing open calls to improve health. His open calls have focused on promoting diagnostics, creating people-friendly health services, and enhancing uptake of vaccines. He has contributed to several World Health Organization guidelines and serves as a member of the WHO/TDR Global Working Group. Dr. Tucker has published 354 manuscripts and led grants totaling 15M USD.
He currently leads research grants from the US NIH and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has helped several institutions and governments to organize behavioral strategies and inclusive community engagement. Joe received his BA from Swarthmore, MD from UNC, AM (RSEA) from Harvard, and PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.