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Crowdsourcing and its opportunities and challenges within Implementation Science

November 10, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 Iwelunmor, PhD

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

Dr. 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.

Joseph Tucker, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, UNC Project-China
UNC School of Medicine

Dr. Tucker is a physician researcher focused on open innovation and related crowdsourcing methods to spur creative new ideas. Crowdsourcing allows diverse groups of individuals to collectively solve a problem and then implement solutions. Other research interests include community-based health interventions, community engagement, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C