Dr. Joseph D. Tucker is an infectious disease physician with a special interest in sexually transmitted infections (STI) in China. His research examines the social context of sexual health promotion in China. Dr. Tucker has worked on STI control in China since 1999, chiefly in cooperation with the National STD Control Center, Chinese Centers for Disease Control. He is technical advisor for the WHO Collaborating Center on STI Control in China. His research has been supported by the NIH Fogarty Center, the Ford Foundation, the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the Harvard Institute for Global Health.
During 2005-2007, Dr. Tucker served as a Public Intellectual Fellow at the National Committee on US-China Relations. He trained at Swarthmore College, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, and Harvard University. Dr. Tucker co-mentors US medical students in China through the Doris Duke and Fogarty programs. He has a four-year Career Development Award from the NIH Fogarty International Center, spending the majority of his time in Guangzhou, China.
Dr. Tucker is currently an instructor at Harvard Medical School but will soon join the faculty of the UNC School of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.
About Friday ID Conference
The Division of Infectious Diseases, IGHID, and CFAR co-sponsor a weekly conference series which features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.
The conference takes place every Friday, September through June, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James.
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