Reginald Tucker-Seeley , MA, ScM, ScD
Associate Director for Community Engagement
SC CTSI Role
Dr. Tucker-Seeley will work with the CTSI Community Engagement Leadership team to maintain and expand trusted relationships in targeted communities in Los Angeles to (a) identify their health needs, and (b) empower them to play an active role in clinical and translational research (CTR).
Reginald Tucker-Seeley, MA, ScM, ScD, is 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 (USC). 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).
Dr. Tucker-Seeley’s 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 multimorbidity, mortality, self-rated physical, mental, and oral health, and adult height.
Dr. 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. Dr. Tucker-Seeley was selected for the 2017-2018 cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship Program. His fellowship placement was in Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Washing DC office working with her health policy team.
Dr. Tucker-Seeley enjoys playing tennis and exploring the great restaurants in LA County. He moved to Los Angeles in 2018 and is enjoying learning about all the wonderful things LA County has to offer.