Yulia A Levites Strekalova

Yulia A Levites Strekalova,

Assistant Professor And Director

Department: HP-HEALTH SERVICES ADMIN
Business Phone: (352) 273-7934
Business Email: yulias@ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014,2018-2020
MMC6936 Special Topics in Mass Communication
2020-2021
GMS6905 Independent Studies in Medical Sciences
2018
MMC6910 Supervised Research
2018
MMC6905 Individual Work
2018
MMC6949 Professional Internship
2021-2022
HSC4184 Health Care Leadership: Skills and Styles
2022-2023
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2022-2024
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2022-2023
PHC6103 Systems Thinking for Public Health
2022
GMS6945 Team Science
2023
PHC6917 Supervised Research Project
2022-2023
HSC4905 Individual Study
2023
PHC6945 Public Health Practicum
2024
PHC4117 Public Health Management Leadership

Research Profile

Dr. Levites Strekalova is Assistant Professor of Health Services Research, Management & Policy and Director of Evaluation and Educational Development at the UF Clinical Translational Science Institute. Dr. Strekalova’s research is focused on the scholarship and application of team science to facilitate the integration of research into healthcare practice. Dr. Strekalova’s expertise includes program planning and evaluation, teaming to enhance diverse perspectives in biomedical research and practice, and the implementation of human-human and human-machine teaming interventions to achieve the quadruple aim (i.e., improved population health outcomes, reduced healthcare costs, enhanced patient experience, and improved provider satisfaction). Dr. Strekalova is also Director of Evaluation and Educational Development for the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She is a Master Mentor trained through the UF CTSI and a grant writing coaching director with the National Research Mentoring Network (U01GM132771) and a lead evaluator for the Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) (U24MD017138). She co-leads the UF Team Science Academy and offers just-in-time team science workshops to trainees and junior faculty in the UF Health Sciences Center. As Director of Evaluation and Educational Development for the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UL1TR001427), she consults on educational program development and conducts evaluations of the CTSI training programs (TL1, KL2, and Mentor Academy), supports assessment of over 20 T32 programs across the UF Health Science Center, and advises UF Health MD-PhD training program on educational development and evaluation. Methodologically, she conducts mixed-methods research studies employing both qualitative (interviews, mental models, and cultural consensus) and quantitative (experiments, content and textual analyses) approaches. Dr. Strekalova has been the principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous grants totaling over $1.5M in funding and published over 30 journal articles in a variety of healthcare, communication, and education journals.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-6060-1233

Areas of Interest
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Clinical Translational Science
  • Health Communication
  • Program evaluation
  • Team Science
  • Workforce Development
  • health services research

Publications

2024
Peer review of GPT-4 technical report and systems card.
PLOS digital health. 3(1) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pdig.0000417. [PMID] 38236824.
2024
Pilot implementation of a co-mentoring circles program for the clinical research professionals: Evidence for formative evaluation and logic model
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 8(1) [DOI] 10.1017/cts.2023.712. [PMID] 38384908.
2024
Trends in Publication and Levels of Social Determinants of Health Reporting in Journal of Clinical and Translational Science from 2017 to 2023
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 1-13 [DOI] 10.1017/cts.2024.508.
2023
Erratum: 89 Bridging Cell Biology and Engineering Sciences: Interdisciplinary Team-based Training in Computational Pathology – ERRATUM.
Journal of clinical and translational science. 7(1) [DOI] 10.1017/cts.2023.553. [PMID] 37396819.
2023
Evaluating the Role of Service Centers in Overcoming Translational Science Barriers: Protocol Development and Pilot Implementation
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 7(s1):41-41 [DOI] 10.1017/cts.2023.217.
2023
Impact of COVID-19 on the Research Career Advancement of Health Equity Scholars from Diverse Backgrounds
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20(6) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph20064750. [PMID] 36981658.
2023
Individual and Institutional Factors Contribute to Research Capacity Building for Early-Stage Investigators from Groups Underrepresented in Biomedical Research: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20(9) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph20095662. [PMID] 37174180.
2023
Strategic Team Science Promotes Collaboration and Practice-Based Research at the Research Centers in Minority Institutions
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20(6) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph20064800. [PMID] 36981709.
2023
The Role of Mock Reviewing Sessions in the National Research Mentoring Network Strategic Empowerment Tailored for Health Equity Investigators: A Randomized Controlled Study
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20(9) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph20095738. [PMID] 37174259.
2022
Communicating risk to promote colorectal cancer screening: a multi-method study to test tailored versus targeted message strategies.
Health education research. 37(2):79-93 [DOI] 10.1093/her/cyac002. [PMID] 35234890.
2022
Culture of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Nursing Research Training
Nursing Research. 71(3):250-254 [DOI] 10.1097/nnr.0000000000000553.
2021
Acceptability, Feasibility, and Utility of Integrating Pharmacogenetic Testing into a Child Psychiatry Clinic
Clinical and Translational Science. 14(2):589-598 [DOI] 10.1111/cts.12914. [PMID] 33166056.
2021
CTS Teams: A New Model for Translational Team Training and Team Science Intervention
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 1-25 [DOI] 10.1017/cts.2021.854. [PMID] 34849258.
2021
Developing MD–PhD training objectives through scholar engagement
Medical Education. 55(11):1326-1327 [DOI] 10.1111/medu.14651. [PMID] 34532881.
2021
Randomized Controlled Study to Test the Effectiveness of Developmental Network Coaching in the Career Advancement of Diverse Early-Stage Investigators (ESIs): Implementation Challenges and Lessons Learned.
International journal of environmental research and public health. 18(22) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph182212003. [PMID] 34831759.
2021
State of the Practice of Team Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 64(9):3549-3563 [DOI] 10.1044/2021_JSLHR-21-00072. [PMID] 34433006.
2021
Strategic Team Science: Scaffolded Training for Research Self-Efficacy, Interdisciplinarity, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence in Biomedical Research
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 1-9 [DOI] 10.1017/cts.2021.810. [PMID] 34888065.
2021
The Black Voices in Research curriculum to promote diversity and inclusive excellence in biomedical research
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 5(1) [DOI] 10.1017/cts.2021.869. [PMID] 35047217.
2021
The art and science of systemic wellness in Black communities: Qualitative evaluation of a multimodal theatrical production
Health Education Journal. 80(1):40-53 [DOI] 10.1177/0017896920948790.
2021
Three-Step Model of Scaffolding for Preceptorship in a Small Clinical Practice.
Nurse educator. 46(4) [DOI] 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000976. [PMID] 33660673.
2020
Development and Evaluation of a Pilot Mentor Training Program for Clinical Translational Research Professional Workforce
Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 4(s1):60-60 [DOI] 10.1017/cts.2020.208.
2019
Electronic health record use among cancer patients: Insights from the Health Information National Trends Survey.
Health informatics journal. 25(1):83-90 [DOI] 10.1177/1460458217704246. [PMID] 28434278.
2019
Gender differences in the expression and cognition of empathy among nursing students: An educational assessment study
Nurse Education Today. 81:1-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nedt.2019.04.004.
2018
Assessing Risk Perceptions of E-Smoking Devices: a Cross-Sectional Consumer Survey
The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. 45(3):499-505 [DOI] 10.1007/s11414-018-9594-y.
2018
Defining Research: the Effect of Linguistic Choices on the Intentions to Participate in Clinical Research
Clinical Nursing Research. 27(7):790-799 [DOI] 10.1177/1054773817713179.
2018
Message Design and Audience Engagement With Tobacco Prevention Posts on Social Media
Journal of Cancer Education. 33(3):668-672 [DOI] 10.1007/s13187-016-1135-x.
2018
Provider Utilization of Pharmacogenetic Testing in a Child Psychiatry Clinic
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 57(10) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaac.2018.09.058.
2018
Using Social Media to Assess Care Coordination Goals and Plans for Leukemia Patients and Survivors
Translational Behavioral Medicine. 8(3, SI):481-491 [DOI] 10.1093/tbm/ibx075.
2018
When Trust Is Not Enough: A Serial Mediation Model Explaining the Effect of Race Identity, eHealth Information Efficacy, and Information Behavior on Intention to Participate in Clinical Research.
Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education. 45(6):1036-1042 [DOI] 10.1177/1090198118757822. [PMID] 29478354.
2017
A Picture Really is Worth a Thousand Words: Public Engagement with the National Cancer Institute on Social Media.
Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. 32(1):155-157 [DOI] 10.1007/s13187-015-0901-5. [PMID] 26351003.
2017
Beyond Words: Amplification of Cancer Risk Communication on Social Media
Journal of Health Communication. 22(10):849-857 [DOI] 10.1080/10810730.2017.1367336.
2017
Health Risk Information Engagement and Amplification on Social Media: News About An Emerging Pandemic on Facebook
Health Education & Behavior. 44(2):332-339 [DOI] 10.1177/1090198116660310.
2017
I Understand How You Feel: the Language of Empathy in Virtual Clinical Training
Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 36(1, SI):61-79 [DOI] 10.1177/0261927X16663255.
2017
Language of Uncertainty: the Expression of Decisional Conflict Related to Skin Cancer Prevention Recommendations.
Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. 32(3):532-536 [DOI] 10.1007/s13187-016-0985-6. [PMID] 26781777.
2017
Linguistic Strategies for Improving Informed Consent in Clinical Trials Among Low Health Literacy Patients.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 109(3) [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djw233. [PMID] 27794035.
2016
Emergent health risks and audience information engagement on social media.
American journal of infection control. 44(3):363-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.09.024. [PMID] 26559738.
2016
Finding Motivation: Online Information Seeking Following Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis
Qualitative Health Research. 26(9, SI):1180-1190 [DOI] 10.1177/1049732315614580.
2015
Informing Dissemination Research: a Content Analysis of Us Newspaper Coverage of Medical Nanotechnology News
Science Communication. 37(2):151-172 [DOI] 10.1177/1075547014555025.

Grants

Sep 2023 ACTIVE
Development of Opportunities for Research (DOOR) in Dental Schools: Future Academic Interdisciplinary Workforce and Collaborators for the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN)
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCR
Sep 2022 ACTIVE
Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement – Clinical Trial Optional)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE via NATL INST OF HLTH NIMHD
Sep 2022 ACTIVE
Patient-Focused Collaborative Hospital Repository Uniting Standards (CHoRUS) for Equitable AI
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL via NATL INST OF HLTH OD
Aug 2022 ACTIVE
Explainable, Fair, Reproducible and Collaborative Surgical Artificial Intelligence: Integrating data, algorithms and clinical reasoning for surgical risk assessment (XAI-IDEALIST)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIGMS
Aug 2022 ACTIVE
Computational Image Analysis Platform (CIMAP) for HuBMAP
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH OD
Sep 2021 – Sep 2022
Developing a Research Integrity Culture: Implementing Peer Trainers and Active Learning Strategies Using Virtual RCR Training Programs
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF HLTH & HUMAN SER OFFICE OF RE
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
FIRST Coordination and Evaluation Center to promote inclusive excellence
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE via NATL INST OF HLTH NIMHD
Aug 2021 ACTIVE
A Randomized Controlled Trial to Test the Effectiveness of Developmental Network Coaching in the Career Advancement of Diverse Early Stage Investigators
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE via NATL INST OF HLTH NIGMS
Aug 2018 – Aug 2020
Allbritton Endowment Ph.D. Pilot Spring 2018
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOUNDATION
Apr 2018 – Jul 2019
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Apr 2017 – Mar 2018
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
May 2016 – Apr 2017
Examining the Factors that Influence Florida's Transportation Considerations in the Future from a Consumer's Perspective
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION
Apr 2015 – Jun 2021
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS

Education

PhD, Health and Science Communication
2016 · University of Florida
MBA
2010 · University of Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7934
Emails:
Business:
yulias@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100195
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
PO Box 100195
3121 HPNP
GAINESVILLE FL 32610