Faculty and Staff: Tatiana Andreyeva, PhD
Dr. Tatiana Andreyeva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Director of Economic Initiatives for the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut. She is also Associate Director of the Tufts/University of Connecticut RIDGE (Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics) Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Her research on obesity and food policy focuses on the role of economic incentives in food choices and diet. Her main areas of expertise are in economic evaluation of policy changes, assessment of the food environment in food stores, communities and child care settings, obesity cost analysis, and interventions in food assistance programs.
Andreyeva has led a variety of studies on the effects of the WIC food package revisions on food purchases and access to healthy foods in low-income communities. In this area, she has utilized unique food retail data that tracks grocery purchases for thousands of low-income families with a history of WIC participation. In addition, Andreyeva is highly interested in nutrition policies and practices at child care settings, and is currently leading two studies to assess the food environment at Connecticut child care centers.
She is an expert in quantifying the potential impact of sugary drink taxes on beverage consumption and tax revenue, including work on the often-cited Rudd Center tax revenue calculator. Dr. Andreyeva earned her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
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