Crowdsourcing and its Opportunities and Challenges within Implementation Science

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The Center for Dissemination & Implementation features leaders in the field throughout the academic year to offer talks on a variety of relevant topics as part of the Dissemination & Implementation Seminar Series.

Join us on November 10 for Crowdsourcing and its Opportunities and Challenges within Implementation Science with Dr. Juliet Iwelunmor of Saint Louis University and Dr. Joseph Tucker of UNC School of Medicine.

Participants will learn to:

  • Define crowdsourcing in the context of public health research broadly, and implementation science more specifically
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of crowdsourcing as a tool for developing interventions, creating policies, and engaging communities
  • Consider how crowdsourcing can be used in implementation research and identify open access resources towards this end

This event will take place online via Zoom webinar. It is free and open to all. Please register to receive your unique link to attend.

About the Speakers

juliet iwelnumor

Juliet Iwelunmor, PhD
Associate Professor, Behavioral Science and Health Education
College for Public Health and Social Justice
Saint Louis University

Juliet Iwelunmor is a global health implementation scientist who conducts research in the areas of global health, implementation science, sustainability science, and social innovations for health. Her current research focuses on the role social innovations and social entrepreneurships can play with fostering sustainable health programs that enhance the health and well-being of young people in low and middle income countries. She is an Associate Professor in Behavioral Science and Health Education at St. Louis University.
Dr. Iwelunmor has ongoing community-based projects, including an annual Youth Health Fair in Nigeria; a task-strengthening project in Ghana focused on training community health workers to provide evidence-based hypertension interventions; an adolescent sexual health and empowerment program in Nigeria; and community-based social innovations focused on providing access to low-cost, point-of care health services to people in low and middle income countries. She received her Ph.D. in Bio-Behavioral Health from Penn State University.

Joseph Tucker

Joseph Tucker, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Joseph D. Tucker is an infectious diseases physician with a special interest in using crowdsourcing and other participatory methods to improve health.  He is an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.  His team’s ongoing research investigates crowdsourcing open calls to promote HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis testing. He is the Chairman of the Steering Committee of Social Entrepreneurship to Spur Health (SESH), a group focused on using crowdsourcing open calls to improve health. His open calls have focused on promoting diagnostics, creating people-friendly health services, and enhancing uptake of vaccines. He has contributed to several World Health Organization guidelines and serves as a member of the TDR Global Working Group. Dr. Tucker has published 395 manuscripts and led grants totaling 15M USD. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has helped several institutions and governments to organize behavioral strategies and inclusive community engagement. Joe received his BA from Swarthmore, MD from UNC, AM (RSEA) from Harvard, and PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.