Judyth Twigg

Judyth Twigg, Ph.D.


(804) 828.2076

Founders Hall, 827 West Franklin Street, Room 316

Office hours: Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.

Public Health


Program Evaluation


  • B.S., Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1984
  • M.A., Political Science and Russian/East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1986
  • Ph.D., Political Science and Security Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994

Research Interests

  • Health, demography and health systems reform in Eurasia
  • Evaluations of multilateral development bank-financed human capital and public sector management projects in countries around the world

Select Publications



  • Ukrainian Politics and Society (with Kyiv School of Economics)
  • Diplomacy Lab (with U.S. Department of State)
  • International Political Economy
  • Politics of Global Health
  • Political Science Senior Seminar


  • SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award, 2005
  • VCU College of Humanities and Sciences Elske v.P. Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2018
  • "Best of 2021" article award from Council on Foreign Relations "Think Global Health" site, for "Why Aren't Russians Getting Vaccinated" (with Lillian Posner), July 2021