2011-2008 Publications

*  Denotes former or current GWU students  
** Denotes GWU Postdoc


Benotsch, E. G., Martin, A. M., Espil, F. M., Nettles*, C. D., Seal, D. W., & Pinkerton, S. D. (2011). Internet use, recreational travel, and HIV risk behaviors in men who have sex with men. Journal of Community Health, 36(3), 398-405. doi:10.1007/s10900-010-9321-y

Christensen, A., Perry, D. F., & Le, H. N. (2011).  Unintended pregnancy and perinatal depression trajectories in low-income, high-risk Hispanic immigrants.  Prevention Science. 12(3), 289-299. doi: 10.1007/s11121-011-0213. doi:10.1007/s11121-011-0213

Christensen, A., Perry, D. F., Le, H. N., & Ahmed, S. (2011). Correlates of unintended birth among low-income Hispanic immigrants at high risk for depression.  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13(3), 478-486. doi: 10.1007/s10903-011-9437

Ivsins, A., Roth, E., Nakamura*, N., Krajden, M., & Fischer, B. (2011). Uptake, benefits of and barriers to safer crack use kit (SCUK) distribution programmes in Victoria, Canada—a qualitative exploration. International Journal of Drug Policy, 22(4), 292-300. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.05.005

Kaltman, S., Hurtado, A., Gonzales*, F.A., Serrano, A.M., & Guarnaccia, P.J. (2011). Contextualizing the trauma experience of women immigrants from Central America, South America, and Mexico. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 24(6), 625-642. doi: 10.1002/jts.20698

Le, H. N., Perry, D. F., & Stuart, E. A. (2011).  Evaluating a preventive intervention for perinatal depression in high-risk Latinas.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(2), 135-141. doi: 10.1037/a0022492

Lo*, S., Reisen, C. A., Poppen, P. J., Bianchi, F, T. & Zea, M. C. (2011). Cultural beliefs, partner characteristics, communication, and sexual risk among Latino MSM.  AIDS & Behavior, 15(3), 613-620. Published first online, July 21, 2010.  doi: 10.1007/s10461-010-9760-6.

Martin, S., Calabrese*, S.K., Wolters, P.L., & Addison, K.T. (2011).  Family functioning and coping styles in families of children with cancer and HIV disease.  Clinical Pediatrics, 51(1), 58-64. doi:10.1177/0009922811417300

Maxwell-McCaw*, D., & Zea, M. C.  (2011). The Deaf Acculturation Scale (DAS):  Development, reliability and validity of a 58 item version.  Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 16, 325-342. First published online, 24 January 2011. doi:10.1093/deafed/enq061

Nakamura*, N., Dawe, M., McGuire, F., Rudzinski, K., Jones, W., Rehm, J., & Fischer, B. (2011).   Gender differences in cannabis use related characteristics in high frequency using Canadian university students: An exploratory study. Women’s Health and Urban Life, 10, 81-93. Retrieved from https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/29998/1/10.2_Nakamura_...

Nakamura*, N., Ialomiteanu, A., Rehm, J., & Fischer, B. (2011). Prevalence and characteristics of substance use among Chinese and South Asians in Canada. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 10(1), 39-47. doi:10.1080/15332640.2011.547794

Nakamura*, N., Mausbach, B. T., Ulibarri, M. D., Semple, S. J., & Patterson, T. L. (2011). Methamphetamine use, attitudes about condoms, and sexual risk behavior among HIV-positive men who have sex with men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(2), 267-272. doi:10.1007/s10508-009-9566-7

Nakamura*, N., Semple, S. J., Strathdee, S. A., & Patterson, T. L. (2011). HIV risk profiles among HIV-positive, methamphetamine-using men who have sex with both men and women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(4), 793-801. doi:10.1007/s10508-010-9713-1

Perry, D. F., Ettinger, A. K., Mendelson, T., & Le, H. N. (2011).  Prenatal depression predicts postpartum maternal attachment in low-income Latina mothers with infants.  Infant Behavior and Development, 34, 339-350. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2011.02.005

Reisen, C. A., Zea, M. C., Bianchi, F. T., & Poppen, P. J. (2011).  Characteristics of Latino MSM who have sex in public places.  AIDS Care, 23(4), 456-459. First published online, 24 January 2011. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2010.516337

Reisen, C.A.,  Bianchi, F.T., Cohen-Blair*, H., Liappis, A.P., Poppen, P.J., Zea, M.C., Benator, D.A., & Labriola, A.M.,  (2011). Present and past influences on current smoking among HIV-positive male veterans.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13(8), 638-645. First published online March 24, 2011. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntr050

Schick*, V.R., Rima*, B.N., & Calabrese*, S.K. (2011). Evulvalution: The portrayal of women’s external genitalia and general physique across time and the current Barbie doll ideals presented in Playboy Magazine. Journal of Sex Research, 48(1), 74-81. doi: 10.1080/00224490903308404

Tandon, S. D., Cluxton-Keller, F. Leis, J., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. A (2011, online). Comparison of three screening tools to identify perinatal depression among low-income African American women. Journal of Affective Disorders, 36(1/2), 155-162. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2011.07.014


Bianchi, F. T., Shedlin, M., Brooks*, K. D., Montes Penha, M., Reisen, C. A., Zea, M. C., & Poppen, P. J.  (2010).  Partner selection among Latino immigrant men who have sex with men.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 1321-1330.  doi: 10.1007/s10508-009-9510.

Fischer, B., Nakamura*, N., Ialomiteanu, A., Boak, A., & Rehm, J. (2010). Assessing the prevalence of nonmedical prescription opioid use in the general Canadian population: Methodological issues and questions. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry / La Revue Canadienne De Psychiatrie, 55(9), 606-609.

Fischer, B., Nakamura*, N., Rush, B., Rehm, J., & Urbanoski, K. (2010). Changes in and characteristics of admissions to treatment related to problematic prescription opioid use in Ontario, 2004–2009. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 109(1-3), 257-260. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.02.001

Lara, M. A., Navarro, C., Navarrete, L., & Le, H. N. (2010). Retention rates and potential predictors in a longitudinal randomized controlled trial of postpartum depression. Salud Mental, 33, 429-436.

Le, H. N., Zmuda, J., Perry, D. F., & Muñoz, R. F. (2010).  Transforming an evidence-based intervention to prevent perinatal depression for low-income Latina immigrants.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(1), 34-45. doi:10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01005.x

Le, H.N., Perry, D. F., & Ortiz, G. (2010). The Postpartum Depressive Screening Scale-Spanish Version: Examining the psychometric properties and prevalence of risk for postpartum depression.  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 12, 249-258. doi 10.1007/s10903-009-9260-9

Meade, C.S., Wang, J.P., Lin, X.Y., Wu, H., & Poppen, P.J. (2010). Stress and coping in HIV-Positive former plasma blood donors in China: A test of cognitive appraisal theory. AIDS & Behavior, 14, 328-338. doi: 10.1007/s10461-008-9494-x.

Montes Penha, M., Shedlin, M. G., Reisen, C. A., Poppen, P. J., Bianchi, F. T., Decena, C. U., & Zea, M. C.  (2010).  Ethnographic fieldwork on sexual behavior:  Developing ethical guidelines for native researchers.  In D. A. Feldman (Ed.). AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men (pp. 155-166). Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Nakamura*, N. & Zea, M. C. (2010). Experiences of homonegativity and sexual risk behavior in a sample of Latino MSM. Culture, Health, and Sexuality, 12, 73-85. doi: 10.1080/13691050903089961. PMID: 19637067

Reisen, C. A., Iracheta*, M. A., Zea, M. C., Bianchi, F. T., & Poppen, P. J. (2010). Sex in public and private settings among Latino MSM.  AIDS Care, 22(6), 697-704. doi: 10.1080/09540120903325433.

Reisen, C. A., Zea, M.C., Bianchi, F., & Poppen, P. J., Shedlin, M. G., & Montes Penha, M.  (2010). Latino gay and bisexual men’s relationships with non-gay-identified men who have sex with men.  Journal of Homosexuality, 57(8), 1004-1021. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2010.503510

Rhodes, S.D., Hergenrather, K.C., Aronson, R.E., Bloom, F.R., Felizzola, J., Wolfson, M., Vissman, A.T., Alonzo, J., Boeving, A.A., Montaño, J. & McGuire, J. (2010). Latino men who have sex with men and HIV in the rural south-eastern USA: Findings from ethnographic in-depth interviews. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 12(7): 797-812. doi:10.1080/13691058.2010.492432

Schick*, V.R., Calabrese*, S.K., Rima*, B.N., & Zucker, A.N. (2010). Genital appearance dissatisfaction: Implications for women's genital image self-consciousness, sexual esteem, sexual satisfaction, and sexual risk.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34(3), 394-404.

Sheng, X., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2010).  Perceived satisfaction with social support and depressive symptoms in perinatal Latinas. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 21(1), 35-44. doi 10.1177/1043659609348619.

Toro-Alfonso, J., Nieves**, K., & Borrero, N. (2010). Body and Masculinity: Eating disorders in men.  Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 44(2), 225-234.  [In Spanish].

Zea, M. C.  (2010). Reaction to the special issue on centralizing the experiences LGB people of color in counseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 38, 425-433. doi: 10.1177/0011000009346325


Calo W. A., Quintana, R., Catoni, I., Valle, Y.,  Álvarez, J. J., … Nieves**, K., … Ortiz, A. P. (2009). Clinical conditions associated with environmental exposures: an epidemiologic study in two communities in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. Puerto Health Science Journal. 28(2), 126-134. Retrieved from http://prhsj.rcm.upr.edu/index.php/prhsj/article/view/117/111

Echeverry, J. J. & Nettles*, C. D. (2009). Club drugs: An overview. In Cohen, L. M., Collins Jr, F. L., Young, A. M., McChargue, D. E., Leffingwell, T. R., Cook, K. L. (Eds.) Pharmacology and Treatment of Substance Abuse: Evidence- and Outcome-Based Perspectives (pp 419-438). New York: Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

Hochhausen*, L., Perry, D. F., & Le, H. N.  (2009). Community-based mental health service utilization among low-income Latina immigrants. Community Mental Health Journal, 47(1), 14-23.  doi: 10.1007/s10597-009-9253-0

Lara, M. A., Le, H. N., Letechipia, G., & Hochhausen*, L. (2009). Depressive symptoms and risk factors in pregnancy in Latinas in the U.S. and Mexico. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13(4), 567-576. doi:10.1007/s10995-008-0379-4

Le, H. N., Sheng, X., & Perry, D. F. (2009).  Using the Internet to screen for postpartum depression.  Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13(2), 213-221doi:10.1007/s10995-008-0322-8

Lo*, S., Zea, M. C., & Poppen, P. J.   (2009).  Information Uncertainty and Sexual Disclosures in the Era of HIV/AIDS.  In Afifi, W., & Afifi, T.  (Eds.). Uncertainty, information management, and disclosure decisions:  Theory and Applications (pp. 254-276).  New York:  Routledge. 

Martin, S., Elliott-DeSorbo*, D.K., Calabrese*, S.K., Wolters, P. L., Roby, G., Brennan, T., & Wood, L. (2009). A comparison of adherence assessment methods utilized in the United States: Perspectives of researchers, HIV-infected children, and their caregivers. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 23(8), 593-601. doi:10.1089/apc.2009.0021

Muñoz, R.F., Le, H.N., Clarke, G.N., Barrera, A.Z., & Torres, L.D. (2009). Preventing first onset and recurrence of major depressive episodes. In I.H. Gotlib and C.L. Hammen (Eds.). Handbook of Depression – Second Edition (pp. 533-553). New York: Guilford.

Nakamura*, N., Flojo, J.R., & Dittrich, M. (2009). Lesbian, gay, and bisexual Asian Americans: Coming out in context. In Chin, J.L. (Ed.). Diversity in Mind and in Action. (pp 33-45). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. 

Nakamura*, N., Semple, S. J., Strathdee, S. A., & Patterson, T. L. (2009). Methamphetamine initiation among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men. AIDS Care, 21(9), 1176-1184. doi:10.1080/09540120902729999

Nettles*, C.D., Benotsch, E.G., & Uban, K.A. (2009). Sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men using erectile dysfunction medications. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 23(12), 1017-1023. doi:10.1089/apc.2009.0029

Rice, T., & Nakamura*, N. (2009). Bridging the margins: Exploring sexual orientation and multiple heritage identities. In Henriksen, R., & Palladino, D. (Eds.). Counseling Multiple Heritage Individuals, Couples, and Families. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Zea, M. C., & Belgrave, F. Z.  (2009). Mentoring and research capacity-building experiences:  Acculturating to research from the experience of the trainee.  American Journal of Public Health, 99, S16-S19.  Published first on line, February 26, 2009.  doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.149203

Zea, M. C., Reisen, C. A., Poppen, P. J., & Bianchi, F. T. (2009).  Unprotected anal intercourse among Latino MSM:  The role of characteristics of the person and the sexual encounter.  AIDS & Behavior, 13, 700-715.  Published first on line 11/20/2008.  doi: 10.1007/s10461-008-9488-8.


Downer, G., Felizzola, J., Gurung, D., Lessard, R., Ro, M., Sheoran, B., Teporn, E., To, K. & Toma, L. (2008). BESAFE: A cultural competency model for Asian and Pacific Islanders. Washington, DC: Howard University College of Medicine, National Minority AIDS Education & Training Center. 

Hochhausen, L., Perry, D. F., & Le, H. N. (2008).  From the inside out: Understanding limited service use among Latina immigrants.  The Community Psychologist, 42(3/4), 49-52. Retrieved from http://www.scra27.org/files/2413/9015/7424/TCP_Fall_2008.pdf 

Iracheta*, M., & Zea, M. C.  (2008). Review of sexual inequalities and social justice.  Journal of Health Psychology, 13(7), 971-972. doi:10.1177/13591053080130071507

Le, H. N. & Pinderhughes, E. E. (2008).  Special Issue editors: Introduction to excavating culture, Applied Developmental Science, 12(4), 161-162. doi:10.1080/10888690802388136

Le, H. N., & Lambert, S.F. (2008).  Culture, context, and maternal efficacy in Latina mothers.  Applied Developmental Science, 12(4), 198-201. doi:10.1080/10888690802388136

Le, H. N., Ceballo, R., Chao, R., Hill, N. E., Murry, V. M., & Pinderhughes, E. E.  (2008). Excavating culture: Disentangling ethnic differences from contextual influences in parenting.  Applied Developmental Science, 12(4), 163-175. doi:10.1080/10888690802387880

Le, H. N., Lara, M. A., & Perry, D. F. (2008).  Recruiting Hispanic women in the U.S. and women in Mexico in postpartum depression prevention research. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 11(2), 159-169. doi:10.1007/s00737-008-0009-6

Rajabiun, S., Rumptz, M.H., Felizzola J., Frye, A., Relf, M., Yu, G. & Cunningham, W. (2008) The impact of acculturation on Latinos' perceived barriers to HIV primary care. Ethnicity and Disease. 18(4):403-408.

Rojas, L. & Nieves**, K., Suarez, E., Ortiz, A.P., Rivera, A. and Romaguera, J. (2008) Thyrotropin and follicle stimulating hormone status in Hispanic women during the menopause transition. Ethnicity & Disease Journal, 18, 230-234.

Stuart, E. A., Perry, D. F., Le, H. N., & Ialongo, N. (2008). Estimating intervention effects of prevention programs: Accounting for noncompliance.  Prevention Science, 9(4), 288-298doi: 10.1007/s11121-008-0104-y

Toro-Alfonso, J., Borrero-Bracero, N. & Nieves**, K. (2008) Exclusion university style: Homophobia at the University of Puerto Rico. Revista Análisis, IX, 247-273. [In Spanish].

Zea, M.C. (2008).  Disclosure of HIV status and mental health among Latino men who have sex with men.  In S. Loue (Ed.).  Health Issues Confronting Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men:  Voices from the Communities. pp. 219-230. New York:  Springer.

Zea, M.C., Echeverry, J.J., Reisen, C.A., Poppen, P.J., & Bianchi, F. T.  (2008).  La revelación del estado de seropositividad al VIH positivo a las redes sociales de hombres gays Latinos.  En J. A. Pina, Lopez & J.J. Sánchez-Sosa (Eds.). Aportaciones de la Psicología al Problema de la Infección por VIH:  Investigación e Intervención  (pp. 261-280). Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico:  Plaza y Valdés.