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Dr. Stukalin Yelena
Fields of Research
Dr. Stukalin Yelena
  • Applied Statistics

  • Statistics Education

  • Health research 

Short Bio

Dr. Stukalin is a senior lecturer at the School of Behavioral Sciences at The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. Her research is focused on several topics with the common thread of developing new methodologies to explore and analyze data. It is relevant mostly to aspects of research in psychology and psychiatry.  These topics include (1) testing the validity and reproducibility of standard animal models for neuropsychiatric disorders; (2) predictors and intervening factors of suicidality; (3) genetics of affective disorders and their treatments; (4) teaching statistics. In each of these broad research areas She have developed important collaborations with scientists, both at MTA and in other institutions, in Israel and abroad.  Her work has been presented in international conferences and published in scholarly journals including Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Psychiatry Research, and European Neuropsychopharmacology.

Selected Publications

1. Kara NZ, Stukalin Y, Einat H (2018) Revisiting the validity of the mouse forced swim test: systemic review and meta-analysis of the effects of prototypic antidepressants. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 84:1-11 (IF=9.05, Q1).

2.Stukalin Y, Einat H (2019) Analyzing test batteries in animal models of psychopathology with multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) to increase external validity. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. 178: 51-56 (IF=3.7, Q2).

3. Langer E, Einat H, Stukalin Y (2020) Similarities and dissimilarities in the effects of benzodiazepines and specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in the defensive marbles burying test: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Neuropsychopharmacology. 36: 38-49 (IF=5.42, Q1).

4. Kagan, I., Stukalin, Y., Somer, M., Ezra, D. (2021). Basic science Course Grades Predict Success in the Israel Mandatory Nursing Certification Test among students enrolled in a second career program. Nurse Education Today, 99:104-114 (IF=3.442, Nursing, 7/123, Q1)

5. Toukhy N., Ophir S., Stukalin Y., Halabi S. and Hamdan S. (2022) The Relationship Between Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Identity Conflict, and Risky Behavior among Druze Adolescents. Frontiers in Psychiatry (IF=5.435, Q1).

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