Dr Joe Tucker
MD PhD AM
Joseph D. Tucker, MD, PhD, AM is an infectious diseases physician with a special interest in using crowdsourcing to improve health. Crowdsourcing has a group of diverse individuals solve a problem and then share solutions with the public. He is a Professor of Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Professor of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, Director of UNC Project-China, and Chairman of SESH Global (SESH). He has published 461 research manuscripts and led grants totalling 24M USD. He currently leads one NIAID R01 grant, one NCI R01 grant, one NIAID R25 grant, one NICHD UH3 grant, and one NIAID K24 grant. He has contributed to several World Health Organization guidelines.
Dr. Tucker has mentored 124 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. He also serves on the postdoctoral fellowship committee at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Dr. Tucker has a special interest in research on social innovation and participatory methods. He is part of the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI), a global network of research hubs that organize social innovation research studies. This research has led to crowdsourcing open calls in China, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand.