Yana Nakhimova

Position title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2021-2022

Email: nakhimova@wisc.edu

Department of Sociology
Sewell Social Sciences Building

Yana Nakhimova

Yana Nakhimova is a WRP 2021-2022 postdoctoral research fellow, sociologist and teacher. She received her Ph.D. in social sciences. Her research interests include youth groups, attitudes, social, demographic and psychological features of health behavior, social environment, state and social policy. She always use various research methods (analysis of documents and statistics, surveys, detailed interviews, expert interviews, focus groups, photography etc.). She has a lot of experience in working with SPSS and big data.

She is one of Russian researchers who compared anti-drug policies of different countries and compared social attitudes of two youth groups: a group that has drug experience and a group that does not have drug experience. Currently she conducts research on the topic «Self-Preservation Behavior among Young People in Russia». This study is relevant, especially in the current context of pandemic. She studies the connection between youth health behavior and social factors.