Svetlana Yampolskaya, Ph.D.
Svetlana Yampolskaya, Ph.D., 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 methodological approaches.
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.