U54 SSMC Monthly Scientific Seminar: November 2013

Join us for our upcoming seminar, "Neighborhood Characteristics and Health: A discussion on the measurement of neighborhoods and the effort to change neighborhood characteristics," with guest speaker Reginald Tucker-Seeley, ScD, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public 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.

Topics for this seminar will include:

  • How do we define and measure "neighborhoods" in health research? 
  • Are these definitions and measurements helpful for intervention development?
  • Interventions on neighborhood characteristics: should we focus on the residents or the neighborhood environment or both?

The seminar will be held on Wednesday, November 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Yawkey 308. A group viewing of the live webinar will also be available at UMass Boston on the lower level of the Healey Library. Lunch will be served at both locations.

To register for this event, click here.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.