Svetlana Yampolskaya, PhD, is a Research Associate Professor in the
Department of Child & Family Studies, College of Behavioral and
Community Sciences, University of South Florida. Dr. Yampolskaya’s
research focuses on prevention of violence against children and
improving outcomes for youth involved with the child welfare system. Her
current research interests include prevention adverse outcomes for
children in the child welfare system as well as advanced analytical and
She has been Principal Investigator and co-investigator on numerous
studies examining issues related to child maltreatment, fatal child
abuse, mental health, and involvement with juvenile justice among youth
in the child protection system. Dr. Yampolskaya is also an expert in the
analyses of large administrative data sets and applying advanced
statistical techniques in intervention research. She has published
numerous articles in which she has applied advanced statistical
methodologies to address both theory-driven and practical questions.
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