Research

The Tucker-Seeley Research Lab is committed to researching socioeconomic disparities in health with a specific focus on outcomes across the cancer continuum (from prevention to end-of-life care). Our projects are at the intersection of social epidemiology, health services, and community-based research.

Socioeconomic disparities in health are closely linked to health disparities by race/ethnicity and place, and this intersectionality informs our research projects. In particular, our research activities highlight the importance of the association between socio-demographic factors and health/health behavior.

Research conducted by the Tucker-Seeley Lab uses qualitative and quantitative methods to address these key questions:

  • How do we conceptualize (define) and operationalize (measure) financial well-being (FWB) in research across the cancer continuum from prevention to end-of-life care?
  • What are the specific components of FWB associated with outcomes across the cancer continuum?
  • How does the neighborhood environment influence the health/health behavior of residents?

The Lab’s research has been published in the American Journal of Public Health, Economics and Human Biology, BMC Public Health, Annals of Epidemiology, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and other journals.

To learn more about our FWB research please see the video below: