Dr. Itamar Yehuda

Dr. Itamar Yehuda

I am a lecturer at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at Tel-Hai Academic College since 2006, and researcher at Educational R & D Unit at Shamir Research Institute since 2015. I received my B.Sc degree in Biotechnology from Tel-Hai Academic College at 2006 and my Ph.D degree in Nutritional Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at 2016. My doctoral thesis topic was "characterization of natural substances candidates (phytoestrogens) that replace specific beneficial activities of estrogen in diabetic women". The risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, which are exacerbated by oxidative stress and obesity, is higher in diabetic women. This phenomenon has been attributed to the loss of estradiol-vascular protection. Thus, my research project examined the potential of glabridin, a phytoestrogen, to substitute estradiol regulation of antioxidant enzymes, anti-atherogenic factors and pro-inflammatory factors under high glucose conditions, in vitro and in a novel fatty acid dietary mouse model. Along with my research in nutrition and academic work I have experience in research of educational effectiveness and educational evaluation using several research approaches like the 'mixed method', 'design-based research', etc.

ד"ר יהודה איתמר
Accordion Title Research


  1. Human Nutrition 
  2. Scientific Writing
  3. Laboratory for Human Nutrition A and B 
  4. Bioenergetics 
Accordion Title Publications


  1. Yehuda, I., Madar, Z., Szuchman-Sapir, A., & Tamir, S. (2011). Glabridin, a phytoestrogen from licorice root, up-regulates manganese superoxide dismutase, catalase, and paraoxonase 2 under glucose stress. Phytother Res, 25(5): 659-667. 
  2. Yehuda, I., Madar, Z., Leikin-Frenkel, A., & Tamir, S. (2015). 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. 
  3. Yehuda, I., Madar, Z., Leikin-Frenkel, A., Szuchman-Sapir, A., Magzal F., Markman G., & Tamir, S. (2016). 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. 
  4. Sasson, I., Yehuda, I., & Malkinson, N. (2018) Fostering critical thinking and question-posing skill in an innovative learning environment. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 29: 203-212. 
  5. Adawi, M., Abu-Gabel, T., Sabbah, F., Yehuda, I., Tamir, S., & Blum, A. (2020). Vascular reactivity of adult-onset systemic Lupus erythematosus patients. IMAJ, 22(6), 348-351.
  6. Adawi, M., Sabbah, F., Tzischinsky, O., Blum, N., Luigi Bragazzi, N., Yehuda, I., Tamir, S., Romanenko, O., & Blum, A. (2020). Sleep disorders and vascular responsiveness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Intern Med, 288(4):439-445. 
  7. Gudban, N*., Yehuda, I*., Tamir, S., & Blum, A. (2021). Effect of Telemedicine Dietary Intervention for Endothelial Function in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus on Mediterranean Diet. IMAJ, 23(2):89-93. 
  8. Vitman Schorr, A*., Yehuda, I*., & Tamir, S. (2021). Loneliness, malnutrition and change in subjective age among older adults during COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 18(1):106. 
  9. Vitman Schorr, A*., Yehuda, I*., & Tamir, S. (2021). Ethnic differences in loneliness, depression, and malnutrition among older adults during COVID-19 quarantine. J Nutr Health Aging, 25(3):311-317.
  10. Miedijensky, S., Sasson, I., & Yehuda, I. (2021). Teachers’ learning communities for developing thinking skills - A case study of school pedagogical change. Interchange, 1-22. 
  11. Sasson, I., Yehuda, I., Miedijensky, S., & Malkinson, N. (2021). Designing new learning environments: An innovative pedagogical perspective. Curriculum Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/curj.125
  12. Sasson, I., Yehuda, I., & Miedijensky, S. (2021). Innovative learning spaces: class management and universal design for learning. Learning Environments Research, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10984-021-09393-8.
Accordion Title Dr. Itamar Yehuda CV

Dr. Itamar Yehuda CV

Document name: Dr. Itamar Yehuda CV