• Researcher Profile

    Reginald Tucker-Seeley, MA, ScM, ScD

    Reginald Tucker-Seeley, MA, ScM, ScD
    Assistant Professor. Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Center for Community-Based Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Office phone: 617-582-8321
    Fax: 617-394-2915
    Email: retucker@hsph.harvard.edu
    Website: Reginald Tucker-Seeley's Website

    Preferred contact method: email

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Population Sciences

    Area of Research

    Financial Well-Being and Cancer, and the Effect of the Neighborhood Environment on Health

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    LW- 743
    Boston, MA 02215


    Prior to coming to Harvard, Dr. Tucker-Seeley received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Tulsa and worked in the accounting/auditing field for five years.  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 received the ScM and ScD degrees at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at HSPH and DFCI.  


    Financial Well-Being and Cancer, and the Effect of the Neighborhood Environment on Health

    Dr. Tucker-Seeley’s substantive research interests are in two areas.  First, he is interested in financial well-being across the cancer continuum from prevention to end-of-life care.  His work focuses on the measurement of financial well-being as well as investigating the potentially bidirectional relationship between financial well-being and health outcomes across the cancer continuum.  Second, Dr. Tucker-Seeley is interested in the measurement of the neighborhood environment in cancer prevention and social epidemiology research.  More specifically, his work in this area focuses on the measurement of neighborhood services and the impact of the neighborhood service/retail environment on health and health behavior.  Dr. Tucker-Seeley applies these interests to secondary epidemiologic investigations and community-based research with low-income and elderly populations.

    Select Publications

    • Wang, J.; Adams, I.; Tucker-Seeley, R.D.; Gomez, S.; Allen, L.; Pasick, R. A Mixed Method Approach to Examining Socioeconomic Well-being among Chinese-American and Non-Hispanic White Breast Cancer Survivors.  Quality of Life Research, 2013 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Chi, D.; Tucker-Seeley, R.D.  Gender-stratified models to examine the relationship between financial hardship and self-reported oral health among older adults.  American Journal of Public Health, 2013 Aug; 103(8):1507-15
    • Tucker-Seeley, R.D.; Harley, A.; Stoddard, A.; Sorensen, G. Financial hardship and self-rated health among low-income housing residents.  Health Education & Behavior, 2013 Aug; 40(4): 442-8
    • Caspi, C.E.; Kawachi, I.; Subramanian, S.V.; Tucker-Seeley, R.D.; Sorensen, G. The social environment and neighborhood walking behavior among low-income housing residents.  Social Science & Medicine, 2013 Mar; 80:76-84
    • Tamers, S.L.; Okechukwu, C.; Allen, J.D.; Yang, M.; Tucker-Seeley, R.D.; Sorensen, G.  Exploring the role of family, friend, and neighborhood social ties and support on dietary and physical activity behaviors among low-income residents. Preventive Medicine, 2013 Jan; 56(1):70-4
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