Overview

  • Dr. Vandecar-Burdin has served as the Associate Director of the Social Science Research Center (SSRC) since its inception in 1998 and is responsible for the administration, development, and implementation of social science research grants and contracts. Dr. Vandecar-Burdin collaborates with university faculty, health and human service professionals, and other individuals, groups, and businesses to determine research needs and provide assistance for applying specific methodologies. She regularly carries out and oversees various research activities including: designing and managing surveys instruments (mail, telephone, web-based), developing sampling plans and methodologies, organizing and managing survey data collection, facilitating focus groups, analyzing focus group and other qualitative data, and organizing various research and evaluation planning meetings. She oversees the annual Life in Hampton Roads telephone survey that has collected data about the quality of life in the region since 2010. Her research interests include nursing home policy, changes in research methods, and issues surrounding the mentally ill and the criminal justice system. Dr. Vandecar-Burdin earned her Master of Arts in Applied Sociology with a certificate in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University as well as a PhD in Public Administration and Urban Policy.
  • Grants

  • Implementing a Social-Ecological Suicide Prevention Program (SESPP) at Old Dominion University  awarded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administratio (SAMHSA) Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant 2018 - 2021
  • Smart Supervision Project  awarded by Virginia Office of the Attorney General 2017 - 2019
  • Improving access to Broadband for Rural Cmmunities through 5G Investments  awarded by Hogan Lowells US LLP 2018
  • 2017 Life in Hampton Roads Survey  awarded by Old Dominion University 2017 - 2018
  • 2017 MHSIP & YSS-F Survey  awarded by VA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 2017 - 2018
  • DSS Childcare Market Rate Survey  awarded by VA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 2017 - 2018
  • ODU/DBHDS Family Survey and QMR  awarded by VA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 2017 - 2018
  • School Climate Transformation Grant SCTG Evaluation Year 4  awarded by VA Department of Education 2017 - 2018
  • Suffolk Police Hot-spot Evaluation  awarded by City of Suffolk 2017 - 2018
  • Virginia School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG) Evaluation  awarded by VA Department of Education 2015 - 2018
  • 2017 Virginia Beach DHS Consumer Survey  awarded by City of Virginia Beach 2017
  • Clark Nexsen Resiliency Survey  awarded by Clark Nexsen 2017
  • 2016 MHSIP Survey  awarded by VA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 2016 - 2017
  • 2016 Portsmouth Public Safety Needs Assessment  awarded by City of Portsmouth 2016 - 2017
  • 2016-2017 VB DBHDS QMR Family Survey Interviews Project  awarded by VA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 2016 - 2017
  • Portsmouth Violence and Crime Reversal Initiative - Public Safety Needs Assessment  awarded by City of Portsmouth 2016 - 2017
  • Qualitative Focus Group Coding And Analysis  awarded by Sentara College of Health Science 2016 - 2017
  • 2016 VB DHS Consumer Survey  awarded by City of Virginia Beach 2016
  • Chinese Novel Translation Survey  awarded by Beijing International Studies University 2016
  • Readership Survey For The Henrico Citizen  awarded by Henrico Citizen (T3 Media LLC.) 2016
  • City of Suffolk Justice Assistance Grant  awarded by City of Suffolk 2015 - 2016
  • Resident Survey and Crime Analyses for Suffolk, VA  awarded by City of Suffolk, VA 2014
  • Evaluation of Family Planning Education in Newport News, VA  awarded by Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia 2012 - 2013
  • Fleet Family Services Program Community Capacity Study for the Transition Assistance Program (TAP)  awarded by Office of Fleet and Family Services, US Navy Mid- Atlantic Region, Norfolk, VA 2012 - 2013
  • City of Norfolk Comprehensive Community Youth Violence and Gang Assessment  awarded by City of Norfolk 2011
  • Proposal to Conduct a Comprehensive Youth Assessment Project  awarded by City of Norfolk Department of Human Services 2010
  • Proposal to Conduct a Comprehensive Youth Assessment Project for the City of Norfolk  awarded by City of Norfolk Department of Human Services 2010
  • Chesapeake Police Citizen Satisfaction Survey  awarded by City of Chesapeake, VA 2008
  • Portsmouth Crime Reversal Initiative  awarded by City of Portsmouth 2016 -
  • Keywords

  • Program Evaluation
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Survey Research Methods
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Public Administration and Urban Policy, Old Dominion University 2009
  • M.A. in Applied Sociology (with a certificate in Criminal Justice), Old Dominion University 1997
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice, Russell Sage College 1994
  • Full Name

  • Tancy Vandecar-Burdin