Reginald Tucker-Seeley, ScD
Fellowship Year: (2017-2018)
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Reginald Tucker-Seeley is the Edward L. Schneider assistant professor of gerontology in the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California (USC). He leads the Tucker-Seeley Research Lab at USC, which conducts research focused on social determinants of health and health disparities across the life course. Prior to joining the faculty at USC, Tucker-Seeley was an assistant professor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH).
Current research in the Tucker-Seeley Research Lab focuses on the measurement and influence of financial well-being across the cancer continuum. Tucker-Seeley received R21 and K01 grants from the National Cancer Institute to develop measures of financial well-being at two points along the cancer continuum: upon prevention and following diagnosis. He was also funded by the Academy Health/Aetna Foundation Scholars in Residence Fellowship Program to develop measures of neighborhood economic well-being.
Tucker-Seeley has a longstanding interest in the impact of health and social policy on the health of racial and ethnic minorities and across socioeconomic groups. He served for three years on the Rhode Island Commission for Health Advocacy and Equity, a legislatively mandated body charged with setting goals for health equity and preparing a biennial state health disparities report. Based on his experience on this commission, Tucker-Seeley developed a new course at HSPH called Measuring and Reporting Health Disparities, and in 2016, he received the HSPH Teaching Citation Award.
Tucker-Seeley earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from The University of Tulsa and worked in the accounting and auditing field for five years, most recently as an internal auditor at Saint Louis University. He completed an MA in human development counseling from Saint Louis University and a clinical counseling internship at Washington University’s Student Health and Counseling Service. Tucker-Seeley earned ScM and ScD degrees at HSPH and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at HSPH and DFCI.