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Joseph D. Tucker, MD, PhD, AM | Division of Infectious Diseases

Joseph D. Tucker, MD, PhD, AM

Professor of Medicine

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130 Mason Farm Road, 2nd floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Joseph D. Tucker, MD, PhD, AM

Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest

Open science, crowdsourcing, participatory research, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis, China


I am an infectious diseases physician and social scientist with a special interest in crowdsourcing and related participatory methods. Crowdsourcing has a diverse group of individuals attempt to solve a problem and then share selected solutions with the public. I have used crowdsourcing to develop HIV interventions and enhance community engagement. I organized 100 crowdsourcing open calls to improve health, including 13 global challenge contests. Finalist ideas from these open calls have informed regional, national, and global guidelines. In partnership with WHO/TDR, I led the development of a practical guide on crowdsourcing for health and health research.

  • Undergraduate

    Swarthmore College

  • Medical School

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Residency

    University of California San Francisco

  • Fellowship

    Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women's Hospital

  • PhD

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • AM

    Harvard University