Current Staff

Principal Investigator



Office Location: GER 228


Reginald Tucker-Seeley, ScD

Edward L. Schneider Assistant Professor of Gerontology

Reginald Tucker-Seeley, ScD, has substantive research interests in three 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 concepts and health outcomes across the cancer continuum.  Second, Tucker-Seeley is interested in the measurement of the neighborhood environment in population health 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.  Third, Tucker-Seeley is interested in measuring and reporting health disparities, and efforts to reduce health disparities and create health equity across levels of government (local, state, federal).

Starting in September 2017, Dr. Tucker-Seeley will spend a year in  Washington, DC in the National Academy of Medicine and Robert Wood  Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship (see announcement).

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Student Researchers

Jubilee Ahazie

Jubilee is a senior studying Global Health with minors in Health Care Studies and Natural Sciences. In the fall of 2020, Jubilee strives to work in the realm of international law, looking at the intersection of international policies as it affects the health of refugees and stateless people. Jubilee has served as a delegate for the Global Health Council at the 2018 United Nations World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. She aspires to become a neonatologist to serve the underserved both in the United States and abroad, while also studying how international policies affect the health behaviors of all people around the world. She hopes that eventually she can give back to her country of descent, Nigeria, through education and health care reform.

Ryan DoyLoo

Ryan DoyLoo is a junior in the Human Development, Health Science program at USC’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. In addition to studying gerontology, Ryan is minoring in accounting. Outside of The Tucker-Seeley Research Lab, Ryan serves as the President of the Student Gerontology Association on campus and interns at Justice in Aging, a non-profit law office. Aiming to attend law school and serve a career in public interest law, Ryan hopes to explore the various aspects of policy and financial hardship that affects the lives of older adults everyday.

Julia Katcher

Julia is a junior from Philadelphia, PA. Majoring in Human Biology, she is on the pre-med track and hopes to become a doctor some day. Her involvements outside of the Tucker-Seeley lab include: USG, Troy Camp, Science Outreach, and Alpha Epsilon Delta.

Sharon Talasazan

Sharon Talasazan is a senior majoring in Human Development and Aging in the Health Science Track at The Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Her work focuses on the financial toxicity that patients with cancer face, in hopes to make a change in the health care field with the knowledge that she will gain. Outside of the lab, she enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with her family and friends.

Jonathan Yoo

Yoo is a senior studying Human Development and Aging on the Social Science Track. He is doing a progressive degree and will go directly into his one-year Masters of Aging Services Management program in the fall of 2020. He has interned at Los Angeles City Hall for Councilman David Ryu of Los Angeles County District 4 and is currently working on submitting a publication focused on emergency preparedness for older adults in the U.S. He looks forward to expanding his knowledge of health care concerns and policies at both the state and federal level and hopes to do more extensive research related to Asian-Americans.