Nadine Nakamura

Title:
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Address: University of La VernePsychology DepartmentHoover 210
1950 Third Street
La Verne, California
91750
Phone: 909-593-3511x4218
Email:
nnakamura@laverne.edu

   

Education

George Washington University, Ph.D. (2007)

 

Publications

In Press / Under Review:

Nieves-Lugo, K., Rohrbeck, C.A., Nakamura, N., & Zea, M.C. (in press). Interventions with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning communities.  In M.A. Bond, C.B. Keys, & I. Serrano-Garcia, I. (Eds.), Handbook of Community Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

2015:

Nakamura, N., Kassan, A., & Suehn, M. (2015). Immigrants in same-sex binational relationships under the Defense of Marriage Act. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2(1), 12-21. doi:10.1037/sgd0000089

2014:

Zea, M. C., Nakamura, N.  (2014).  Sexual Orientation.  In F.T.L. Leong, L. Comas-Diaz, G. Nagayama Hall, V. McLoyd, & J. Trimble, (Eds).  APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology:  Theory and Research (pp. 395-410). Washington DC:  American Psychological Association.

2013:

Kassan, A., & Nakamura, N. (2013). 'This was my only option': Career transitions of Canadian immigrants in same-sex binational relationships. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 7(2), 154-171. doi:10.1080/15538605.2013.785466

Nakamura, N., Chan, E., & Fischer, B. (2013). 'Hard to crack': Experiences of community integration among first- and second-generation Asian MSM in Canada. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19(3), 248-256. doi:10.1037/a0032943

Nakamura, N., & Kassan, A. (2013). Understanding the experiences of immigrant sexual minority women through a cultural identity model. Women & Therapy, 36(3-4), 252-267. doi:10.1080/02703149.2013.797848

Nakamura, N., & Pope, M. (2013). Borders and margins: Giving voice to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrant experiences. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 7(2), 122-124. doi:10.1080/15538605.2013.785235

Nakamura, N., Tummala-Narra, P., & Zárate, M. A. (2013). Expanding our borders: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology’s special issue on immigration. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19(3), 233-235. doi:10.1037/a0032959

Thiha Maung, M., Becky, C., Moore, D. M., Keith, C., Kanters, S., Michelow, W., Nakamura, N., Robert, W., Gustafson, R., & Gilbert, M. (2013). Risks for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among Asian men who have sex with men in Vancouver, British Columbia: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1-8. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-763

2012:

American Psychological Association, Presidential Task Force on Immigration (2012). Crossroads: The psychology of immigration in the new century. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/topics/immigration/immigration-report.pdf

Fischer, B., Nakamura, N., Urbanoski, K., Rush, B., & Rehm, J. (2012). Correlations between population levels of prescription opioid use and prescription opioid related substance use treatment admissions in the US and Canada since 2001. Public Health, 126(9), 749-51. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2012.04.010

2011:

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

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., 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, 793-801.

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, 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, 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

2010:

Fischer, B., Nakamura, N., Ialomiteanu, A., Boak, A., & Rehm, J. (2010). Assessing the prevalence of non-medical prescription opioid use in the general Canadian population: Methodological issues and questions. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 55, 606-609.

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

Nakamura, N. & Zea, M.C. (2010). Experiences of homonegativity and sex under the influence of drugs in a sample of Latino gay and bisexual men. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 12, 73-85. doi: 10.1080/13691050903089961

2009:

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, 1176-1184. doi:10.1080/09540120902729999

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.

Presentations

2015:

Nakamura, N. (2015, April). Research is personal. Invited Presentation at the LGBTQ Scholars of Color Conference, New York, NY. 

Nakamura, N. (2015, March). United by Love, Divided by law: Same-sex binational couples and the impact of DOMA. Invited Presentation at Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology, Claremont, CA.

2014:

Kassan, A., Nakamura*, N., & Suehn, M. (2014, June). “I was just happy because I knew I could put my suitcase in the closet and I was home”: Same-sex binational couples and resiliency. Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

2011:

Kassan, A. & Nakamura, N. (2011, August). Understanding the immigration experiences of same-sex binational couples. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Nakamura, N. (2011, August). Borders and Margins: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Immigrant Experiences. Chair and Discussant. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Nakamura, N. (2011, January). Risk and resiliency among LGBT people of color: Linking science and practice. Co-chair. Symposium presented at the biannual meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, WA.

Suarez-Orozco, C., Zarate, M., Casas, J.M., Nakamura, N., Tummala-Narra, U., & Yoshikawa, H. (2011, August). Humanzing the dehumanized: Psychological implications of the immigration experience. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

2010:

Kim, G. S., & Nakamura, N. (2010, August). AAPA Leadership: Reflecting on the past and looking towards the future.  Symposium presented at the Asian American Psychological Association annual convention, San Diego, CA.

Nakamura, N. (2010, August). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender immigration issues. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Nakamura, N. (2010, August). HIV risk among men who have sex with men and women. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

2009:

Nakamura, N. (2009, August). Research implications: Intersections of race, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Discussant. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.