Dr Dan Wu

Assistant Professor

United Kingdom

I am an assistant professor at the Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. I have a special research interest in using innovative strategies to promote public health. I have been intensively engaged in designing and implementing innovative health interventions, such as crowdsourcing , pay-it-forward, and secondary distribution research to improve uptake of essential public health services among priority populations. My main research areas include infectious diseases preventions, sexual health, primary healthcare system, and violence research.


Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


Research Area
Public health
Implementation science
Disease and Health Conditions
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Mental health
Infectious diseases
Sexually transmitted infections
United Kingdom
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)

Selected Publications

The effectiveness of pay-it-forward in addressing HPV vaccine delay and increasing uptake among 15-18-year-old adolescent girls compared to user-paid vaccination: a study protocol for a two-arm randomized controlled trial in China.
Li, Y; Qin, C; Qiu, S; He, Y; Pang, L; Xu, X; Yim, VW-C; Tang, S; Du, H; Gong, W; Yang, F; TUCKER, JD; Tang, W; Wang, Y; LIN, L; JIT, M; Song, W; Li, C; Smith, J; Li, J; WU, D;
BMC public health
Sexual behaviours and sexual health among middle-aged and older adults in Britain.
Khan, J; Greaves, E; Tanton, C; KUPER, H; SHAKESPEARE, T; KPOKIRI, E; Wang, Y; Ong, JJ; Day, S; Pan, SW; Tang, W; Wang, B; Peng, X; Liang, B; Zou, H; TUCKER, JD; WU, D;
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Expanding community engagement and advocacy in chronic viral hepatitis.
KPOKIRI, EE; Elasi, D; Zhang, TP; Amon, CL; Hicks, J; Wallace, J; Easterbrook, P; Walsh, N; El-Sayed, MH; Matthews, PC; Wang, SH; TUCKER, JD; WU, D;
The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Effectiveness of a pay-it-forward intervention compared with user-paid vaccination to improve influenza vaccine uptake and community engagement among children and older adults in China: a quasi-experimental pragmatic trial.
WU, D; Jin, C; Bessame, K; Tang, FF-Y; Ong, JJ; Wang, Z; Xie, Y; JIT, M; LARSON, HJ; CHANTLER, T; LIN, L; Gong, W; Yang, F; Jing, F; Wei, S; Cheng, W; Zhou, Y; Ren, N; Qiu, S; Bao, J; Wen, L; Yang, Q; Tian, J; Tang, W; TUCKER, JD;
The Lancet Infectious diseases
Sexual Health Influencer Distribution of HIV/Syphilis Self-Tests Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in China: Secondary Analysis to Inform Community-Based Interventions.
Yang, N; WU, D; Zhou, Y; Huang, S; He, X; TUCKER, J; Li, X; Smith, KM; Jiang, X; Wang, Y; Huang, W; Fu, H; Bao, H; Jiang, H; Dai, W; Tang, W;
Journal of medical Internet research
Social Media-Based Secondary Distribution of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Syphilis Self-testing Among Chinese Men Who Have Sex with Men.
WU, D; Zhou, Y; Yang, N; Huang, S; He, X; TUCKER, J; Li, X; Smith, KM; Ritchwood, T; Jiang, X; Liu, X; Wang, Y; Huang, W; Ong, J; Fu, H; Bao, H; Pan, S; Dai, W; Tang, W;
Clinical infectious diseases
Homoprejudiced violence among Chinese men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional analysis in Guangzhou, China.
WU, D; Yang, E; Huang, W; Tang, W; Xu, H; Liu, C; Baral, S; Day, S; TUCKER, JD;
BMC public health
Leading by Example: Web-Based Sexual Health Influencers Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Have Higher HIV and Syphilis Testing Rates in China.
WU, D; Tang, W; Lu, H; Zhang, TP; Cao, B; Ong, JJ; Lee, A; Liu, C; Huang, W; Fu, R; Li, K; Pan, SW; Zhang, Y; Fu, H; Wei, C; TUCKER, JD;
Journal of medical Internet research
Pay-it-forward strategy to enhance uptake of dual gonorrhea and chlamydia testing among men who have sex with men in China: a pragmatic, quasi-experimental study.
Li, KT; Tang, W; WU, D; Huang, W; Wu, F; Lee, A; Feng, H; Pan, SW; Han, L; Mak, V; Yang, L; TUCKER, JD;
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Crowdsourcing to expand HIV testing among men who have sex with men in China: A closed cohort stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial.
Tang, W; Wei, C; Cao, B; WU, D; Li, KT; Lu, H; Ma, W; Kang, D; Li, H; Liao, M; Mollan, KR; Hudgens, MG; Liu, C; Huang, W; Liu, A; Zhang, Y; Smith, MK; Mitchell, KM; ONG, JJ; Fu, H; Vickerman, P; Yang, L; Wang, C; Zheng, H; Yang, B; ... TUCKER, JD.
PLoS medicine
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