Tatiana Andreyeva

Director of Economic Initiatives,
Rudd Center (Principal Investigator)


Research Overview

Tatiana Andreyeva, Ph.D. is Director of Economic Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut. Her research focuses on the role of economic incentives in food choices and diet, including food prices and taxation. She is an expert in quantifying the potential impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on consumption and tax revenue, including work on the widely-cited Rudd Center Revenue calculator for sugar-sweetened beverage taxes. Dr. Andreyeva is also leading the Rudd Center’s evaluation work on the effects of the federal food assistance programs on food insecurity, diet quality and access to healthy food in at-risk communities. She has served as the PI on grants from NIH, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and USDA Economic Research Service. Before joining the Rudd Center, Dr. Andreyeva worked at the RAND Corporation on a variety of health policy issues, including health promotion, retirement behavior, health care systems, obesity, and mental health. Dr. Andreyeva completed her Ph.D. at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Grant Funding

2013-2015 Principal Investigator Estimating State-Specific Potential Annual Healthcare Cost Savings from Reducing Obesity, NIH National Institute of Cancer, subaward from Columbia University
2013 Principal Investigator Dietary Intake and Dietary Quality among Participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commissioned paper for Healthy Eating Research RWJF.
2011 -2013 Principal Investigator The Economics of Beverage Choices among WIC and SNAP Participants USDA Economic Research Service, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program
2010 -2013 Principal Investigator WIC Food Package Revisions: Impact on Food Purchases and Access to Healthy Foods USDA Economic Research Service, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program
2005-2013 Co-Investigator (PI Kelly Brownell) Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity Rudd Foundation
2009-2011 Co-Investigator (PI Marlene Schwartz) Improving Nutrition in Childcare Settings in the Context of Food Insecurity Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Healthy Eating Research
2008 -2011 Co-Investigator (PI Marlene Schwartz) Access to Healthy Foods: The Role of Market Competition, WIC Policy, and Food Vendor Attitudes USDA Economic Research Service, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program
2008 -2011 Co-Investigator (PI Kelly Brownell) Food Marketing and Youth Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2007-2009 Co-Investigator (PI Marlene Schwartz) Understanding Preschool Food Policies: Predictors and Consequences Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Healthy Eating Research
2001-2003 Principal Investigator Company Performance in Ukraine: What Governs its Success? Euroasia Foundation, World Bank, TERN Economics Research Grant Competition.

Education

Ph.D., Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School, 2006
M.Phil., Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School, 2003
M.A., Economics, National University Kiev-Mohula Academy, Ukraine, 2000
B.A., Economics, International Solomon University, Ukraine, with honors, 1997

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Emailtatiana.andreyeva@uconn.edu
Phone860.380.1004
Mailing AddressRudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
1 Constitution Plaza, 6th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103