Reginald Tucker-Seeley, M.A., Sc.M., Sc.D.

Vice President, Health Equity
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer

Fellowship Profile

Fellowship Year: 2017-2018
Fellowship Placement: Sen Feinstein (D-CA)
Sponsoring Institution: University of Southern California
Disciplines / Professions: Epidemiology, Public Health

Biography

Dr. Tucker-Seeley is currently the Vice-President of Health Equity at ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer. He is on-leave from his academic position as the inaugural holder of the Edward L. Schneider chair in gerontology and Assistant Professor in the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California.

Tucker-Seeley completed master and doctoral degrees in public health (social and behavioral sciences) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at HSPH and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).

His research has focused primarily on social determinants of health across the life course, such as the association between the neighborhood environment and health behavior; and on individual-level socioeconomic determinants of multi-morbidity, mortality, self-rated physical, mental, and oral health, and adult height.

Tucker-Seeley has a longstanding interest in the impact of health and social policy on racial/ethnic minorities and across socioeconomic groups. He has experience working on local and state-level health disparities policy, and in the measuring and reporting of health disparities at the state level. Tucker-Seeley was selected for the 2017-2018 cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship Program. His fellowship placement was with the senior senator from California, Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Before joining the faculty at USC, Tucker-Seeley was an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and in the Center for Community Based Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prior to graduate study at Harvard, he received an 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.