Teresa Seeman, Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

Dr. Teresa Seeman is a Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology at UCLA. Trained as a social epidemiologist, she also completed post-doctoral training in neuroendocrinology. Working in both community- and laboratory-based contexts, her interdisciplinary research has focused on understanding the health effects of social contexts (e.g., socio-economic status, social relationships) and psychological characteristics (e.g., control beliefs, perceptions of self-efficacy), including effects on risks for physical and cognitive decline as well as overall longevity; this work has also incorporated consideration of the multiple biological pathways through which these effects may be mediated, including seminal empirical research on allostatic load (AL). Her current research focuses on the development and evaluation of inter-generational interventions that can simultaneously promote health and psychosocial benefits for older adults and the younger generations they engage with through the intervention programs

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Work Titles
CTSI Co-Leader, Biostatistics, Study Design, and Clinical Data Management Program (BSD-CDM) Investigator, Workforce Development
UCLA Professor, Medicine Professor, Epidemiology Professor, Geriatric Medicine
Education:
Degrees:
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1978 - 1984
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1975 - 1978
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1971 - 1975

Contact Information:

Email Address:

tseeman@mednet.ucla.edu


Website:

Home Page

Work Phone Number:

(310) 825-8253

Mailing Address:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 2339
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Detailed Biography:

Dr. Teresa Seeman is a Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology at UCLA. Trained as a social epidemiologist, she also completed post-doctoral training in neuroendocrinology. Working in both community- and laboratory-based contexts, her interdisciplinary research has focused on understanding the health effects of social contexts (e.g., socio-economic status, social relationships) and psychological characteristics (e.g., control beliefs, perceptions of self-efficacy), including effects on risks for physical and cognitive decline as well as overall longevity. This work has also incorporated consideration of the multiple biological pathways through which these effects may be mediated, including seminal empirical research on allostatic load (AL). Her current work is focused on developing more integrated models that incorporate consideration of childhood and adult experiences with stressful and protective conditions and the cumulative impacts of these experiences on major biological regulatory systems that determine trajectories of health and longevity. A second focus of her current research is the development and evaluation of inter-generational interventions that can simultaneously promote health and psychosocial benefits for older adults and the younger generations they engage with through the intervention programs

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