Reginald Tucker-Seeley

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Reginald Tucker-Seeley, MA, ScM, ScD, is an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Center for Community-Based Research (CCBR), and in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

Dr. Tucker-Seeley completed master and doctoral degrees at HSPH and a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at HSPH and DFCI. His work has focused primarily on social determinants of health, such as the association between the neighborhood environment and health behavior; and on individual-level socioeconomic determinants of multimorbidity, mortality, self-rated health, and adult height.

His current work focuses on the development of measures of financial well-being. He currently has two grants funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) related to this topic. The first grant is an R21 titled “Development of a measure of financial well-being: Expanding our notion of SES” (1 R21 CA158248-01A1) and the second grant is a K01 Career Development grant titled “Financial well-being following prostate cancer diagnosis” (1K01CA169041-01).

Dr. Tucker-Seeley is also interested in the influence of neighborhood environment on the health and health behavior of residents. In particular, he is interested in the various ways neighborhood environment is defined and measured. He is currently developing projects to create measures of neighborhood retail/service environment.

Prior to coming to DFCI and HSPH, Dr. Tucker-Seeley received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Tulsa and worked in the accounting/auditing field for five years, most recently as an internal auditor at Saint Louis University. He also completed an MA degree in Human Development Counseling from Saint Louis University and a clinical counseling internship at the Washington University Student Health and Counseling Service.

Dr. Tucker-Seeley serves on the Rhode Island Commission for Health Advocacy and Equity and is a founding member of the Inter-disciplinary Consortium on Urban Planning and Public Health (ICUPPH).