Dr. Itamar Yehuda

Researcher, Educational R & D Unit
Also lectures at: Lecturer, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Nutritional Sciences, Tel-Hai Academic College
Research Interests
Selected Publications
  1. Educational effectiveness research
  2. Research processes for social and educational programs
  3. Genetic-based health promotion nutrition intervention for families

Current Research Projects:

Evaluation of the pedagogical reforms in Golan and Galilee schools 

This is a multiple-case study which includes multiple schools in the Golan and Galilee that are in the process of implementing a pedagogical change focusing on the constructivist approach. In all schools, initiatives are gradually being developed and include redesigning learning spaces. The objective of this research is to assess teachers' leading pedagogical perceptions and to examine in each school the implementation level through common pedagogical practices and the development of high-order thinking skills

Genetic-based health promotion nutrition intervention for families

The Golan is populated by two different groups- Druze and Jews, who are different in many aspects of their lives, including nutrition, health, and life styles. But obesity and its related diseases is one of the major public health challenges in both these cultures.  Thus, promoting a healthy lifestyle in the family will help to halt the increase in overweight, but will also improve physical health and prevent diseases. The objective of this research is to develop and evaluate family-tailored interventions based on genetics, to promote healthy lifestyles, and eating and physical activity habit change in both groups

Fostering critical thinking and question-posing skill in an innovative learning environment

Thinking Skills and Creativity, 29, 203-212.

Sasson, I., Yehuda, I., & Malkinson, N.
Glabridin, an isoflavan from licorice root, up-regulates paraoxonase 2 expression under hyperglycemia and protects it from oxidation

Mol Nutr Food Res, 60(2): 287-99.

Yehuda, I., Madar, Z., Leikin-Frenkel, A., Szuchman-Sapir, A., Magzal F., Markman G., & Tamir, S.
Glabridin, an isoflavan from licorice root, down-regulates iNOS expression and activity under high glucose stress and inflammation

Mol Nutr Food Res, 59(6): 1041-52.

Yehuda, I., Madar, Z., Leikin-Frenkel, A., & Tamir, S.
Glabridin, a phytoestrogen from licorice root, up-regulates manganese superoxide dismutase, catalase and paraoxonase 2 under glucose stress

Phytother Res, 25(5): 659-667.

Yehuda, I., Madar, Z., Szuchman-Sapir, A., & Tamir, S.
Vascular Reactivity of Adult-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients. The Israel Medical

Association Journal: IMAJ, 22(6), 348-351

Adawi, M., Abu-Gabel, T., Sabbah, F., Yehuda, I., Tamir, S., & Blum, A. (2020).
Designing new learning environments: An innovative pedagogical perspective

Curriculum Journal

I. Sasson, I. Yehuda, S. Miedijensky and N. Malkinson
Teachers’ Learning Communities for Developing High Order Thinking Skills—A Case Study of a School Pedagogical Change


I. Miedijensky, S. Sasson and I. Yehuda
Loneliness, malnutrition and change in subjective age among older adults during COVID-19 pandemic

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

A. Vitman Schorr, I. Yehuda and S. Tamir
Ethnic Differences in Loneliness, Depression, and Malnutrition Among Older Adults During COVID-19 Quarantine

The journal of nutrition, health & aging

A. Vitman Schorr, I. Yehuda and S. Tamir
Effect of Telemedicine Dietary Intervention for Endothelial Function in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on Mediterranean Diet

Isr Med Assoc J

A Blum‏ N. Gudban, I. Yehuda, W. Nasir, S. Soboh and S. Tamir
Innovative learning spaces: class management and universal design for learning

Learning Environments Research

I. Sasson, I. Yehuda and S. Miedijensky
Sleep disorders and vascular responsiveness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Journal of Internal Medicine. [Epub ahead of print].

Adawi, M., Sabbah, F., Tzischinsky, O., Blum, N., Luigi Bragazzi, N., Yehuda, I., Tamir, S., Romanenko, O., & Blum, A.

Dr. Marchi Edri


Neta Gavish

Project Manager

Neta Shav Zion

Project Manager

Tamir Ayali

Project Manager

Elad Higger

Project Manager

Dr. Anat Ben Gal Dhan