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Joseph Trucker

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 and also at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His team’s ongoing research investigates challenge contests to promote HIV testing, hepatitis testing, healthy cities, and gender equity.

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. In this role, he helped to organize the Women Leaders in Global Health Challenge Contest. This contest solicited creative ideas for expanding women’s participation in a WHO/TDR mid-career fellowship.

Joe received his BA from Swarthmore, MD from UNC, AM (RSEA) from Harvard, and PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.