Tanya Wanchek

Contact Information
(434) 982-5819
Location/delivery address: 

Room: 218
2400 Old Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4827

Mailing Address: 

PO Box 400206
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4206

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Tanya Wanchek is a health economist with a joint appointment in Public Health Sciences, where she teaches a course on Health Care Economics. She focuses on occupational licensure, oral health care, mental health law, and end-of-life care.


J.D. University of Virginia, May 2006
Ph.D. Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, Oct. 2003
B.A. University of California, Davis, 1997


Law and Economics
Health Economics
Government Regulation
Economic Development

Major Projects: 

Mental health law
Occupational regulation of dental hygienists
Southwest Virginia Dental School


Summer Associate, King & Spalding LLP, New York
Visiting Scholar, International Center for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka
Economics Instructor, University of Washington
Economics Lecturer/ Fellow, Civic Education Project, Bulgaria
Election Monitor, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Research Assistant, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C.