With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Reggie Tucker-Seeley joins the ZERO team as the Vice President of Health Equity. With decades of experience in cancer, public health, and health disparities research, Reggie is eager to drive solutions and make significant strides in one of the most urgent challenges today in prostate cancer: racial/ethnic disparities in outcomes from prevention to survivorship and end-of-life care.
Dr. Tucker-Seeley completed a master’s and doctoral degrees in public health 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. His research has focused on social determinants of health across the life course and on socioeconomic determinants of multimorbidity, mortality, and one’s physical, mental, and oral health. His research has also investigated the association of financial hardship with health across the chronic disease continuum from prevention to end-of-life care.
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 and local level. In 2017, Dr. Tucker-Seeley was selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship Program. The fellowship included a one-year residency in Washington, D.C. working on health policy issues with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office and her health policy team. He also has a personal connection to prostate cancer, as his great uncle who was a Vietnam Veteran is a survivor of the disease.
In his new role, Dr. Tucker-Seeley will work closely with ZERO’s leadership and members of ZERO’s Prostate Cancer Racial Disparities Task Force, to create greater access to high-quality healthcare, support in navigating the care process, and improve prostate cancer outcomes.
When he’s not working, Dr. Tucker-Seeley enjoys playing tennis, exploring his city of Los Angeles, and staying up to date with all things Star Wars AND Star Trek. For more information about ZERO’s Racial Disparities Task Force and ZERO’s mission for health equity, click here to connect with Dr. Tucker-Seeley.