Tanya Wanchek, J.D., Ph.D.

Public Health Sciences

Tanya Wanchek, J.D., Ph.D.

Patient Outcomes, Policy & Population Research
J.D., 2006, University of Virginia; Ph.D. 2003, University of Washington, Seattle, Economics

Tel: 1-434-982-5819
Fax: 1-
Email: twanchek@Virginia.EDU
Health System West Complex Room 3181


Health workforce licensure and regulation, rural health, oral health outcomes, community mental health services, mental health advanced directives.

Research Interests:

Health regulation, specifically the effect of laws, policies, and programs on health outcomes. Recent research has focused on oral health and mental health.

Teaching Responsibilities:

Health Care Economics

Recent Publications

Wanchek, TN, Dental Hygiene Regulation and Access to Oral Healthcare: Assessing the Variation across the US States. British Journal of Industrial Relations 2010, 48: 706–725.

Wanchek TN, McGarvey EL, Leon-Verdin M, and Bonnie RJ, The Effect of Community Mental Health Services on Hospitalization Rates in Virginia. Psychiatr Serv 2011 62: 194-199.

Wanchek, T, Exports and legal institutions: exploring the connection in transition economies. Journal of Institutional Economics 2009, 5: 89-115


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