Tatiana Andreyeva, PhD

Director of Economic Initiatives / Associate Professor (PI)

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity / Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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.


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/Selected Publications

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Contact Information
Phone(860) 380-1014
Mailing AddressRudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
1 Constitution Plaza, 6th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103