Judy Twigg

Judy Twigg is a professor of political science at Virginia Commonwealth University. While on the faculty at VCU, Twigg is also a senior associate (nonresident) with the Global Health Policy Center of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, trustee of the Eurasia Foundation, and consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank. She has worked with UNICEF, the Social Science Research Council, and John Snow, Inc. Her work covers issues of health, demographic change, and health systems reform in Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Why Aren't Russians Getting Vaccinated?

A COVID-19 shot has been available for months, yet vaccination rates remain low


Vaccine Dreams and Russian Reality

Putin's gamble on an untested cure has high stakes—it could pay off if it actually works but will cost lives if it fails


Coronavirus in Russia: First Wave, Round Two—The Regions

COVID-19 wreaks destruction in Dagestan and other places where rural destitution smacks into obfuscating officialdom


Coronavirus in Ukraine

In heat of pandemic, Ukraine’s American and European partners shouldn’t let their support of one valuable ally grow cold


Russia’s Not Ready for Coronavirus

Notwithstanding vigorous containment efforts and typical bluster, Russia faces a reckoning if COVID-19 cannot be stopped