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Dr Joe Tucker

MD PhD AM

Associate Professor

Room
360

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Joseph D. Tucker, MD, PhD, AM is an infectious diseases physician with a special interest in using public challenge contests to improve health. He is an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, Director of UNC Project-China, and Chairman of SESH Global. His team’s ongoing research investigates challenge contests to promote HIV testing and other behaviors. He is the Chairman of the Steering Committee of Social Entrepreneurship to Spur Health (SESH), a group focused on using public challenge contests to improve health. He has contributed to several World Health Organization guidelines. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research

Teaching

Dr. Tucker has mentored over 60 undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.  He mentors trainees undertaking crowdsourcing research supported by the Rhodes Scholarship, the NIH Fogarty Center, Doris Duke, the Fulbright, and the Harvard Institute for Global Health. He leads the UNC-South China STD Research Training Center, supported by an NIH Fogarty D43 Training Grant. He also chairs the postdoctoral fellowship committee at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Research

Dr. Tucker is the PI or Co-PI on one U-grant, two NIH NIAID R01 grants, and a K24 grant that examine the role of public challenge contests to promote health. This research has led to public challenge contests in China, Nigeria, Vietnam, Thailand, the United States, and other countries.

Research Area
Clinical guidelines
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Diagnostics
Drug resistance
Infectious disease policy
Public health
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Capacity strengthening
Global Health
Inequalities
Mixed methods
Mobile technologies
Implementation research
Discipline
Anthropology
Demography
Development studies
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Medicine
Operational research
Social Sciences
Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Hepatitis
Sexually transmitted infection
Tropical diseases
Country
China
Thailand
Vietnam
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Social innovation in global health: sparking location action.
Halpaap BM; Tucker JD; Mathanga D; Juban N; Awor P; Saravia NG; Han L; de Villiers K; Kitamura M; Cuervo LG
2020
The Lancet. Global Health
Pay-it-forward gonorrhoea and chlamydia testing among men who have sex with men in China: a randomised controlled trial.
Yang F; Zhang TP; Tang W; Ong JJ; Alexander M; Forastiere L; Kumar N; Li KT; Zou F; Yang L
2020
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
International AIDS Society global scientific strategy: towards an HIV cure 2016.
Deeks SG; Lewin SR; Ross AL; Ananworanich J; Benkirane M; Cannon P; Chomont N; Douek D; Lifson JD; Lo Y-R
2016
Nature medicine
Gay mobile apps and the evolving virtual risk environment: a cross-sectional online survey among men who have sex with men in China.
Tang W; Best J; Zhang Y; Liu F-Y; Tso LS; Huang S; Yang B; Wei C; Tucker JD
2016
Sexually transmitted infections
Rebuilding patient-physician trust in China.
Tucker JD; Wong B; Nie J-B; Kleinman A; Patient-Physician Trust Team
2016
Lancet (London, England)
Interventions to optimise the care continuum for chronic viral hepatitis: a systematic review and meta-analyses.
Zhou K; Fitzpatrick T; Walsh N; Kim JY; Chou R; Lackey M; Scott J; Lo Y-R; Tucker JD
2016
The Lancet infectious diseases
Accelerating worldwide syphilis screening through rapid testing: a systematic review.
Tucker JD; Bu J; Brown LB; Yin Y-P; Chen X-S; Cohen MS
2010
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Syphilis and social upheaval in China.
Tucker JD; Chen X-S; Peeling RW
2010
The New England journal of medicine
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