Christine Samuel-Nakamura

Christine Samuel-Nakamura, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Nursing





Nursing, Vulnerable Populations Research, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2016


PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2013
MSN, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
BSN, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1997

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Scientific Interests

Dr. Christine Samuel-Nakamura' research focuses on examining the relationships between environmental toxins (i.e. radionuclides, metal(loid)s and water pollution) and chronic health conditions, including cancers and adverse outcomes. Samuel-Nakamura is particularly interested in improving disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native / Indigenous peoples and other underserved communities.

Highlighted Publications

Hodge, F. S., Cadogan, M., Samuel-Nakamura, C. (2021). We don’t bring our burden home: American Indian response to cancer diagnosis. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 28(2), 39-43, ISSN 1071-5568.

Hodge, F. S., Itty, T. L., Samuel-Nakamura, C., Cadogan, M. (2020). We Don’t Talk About It: Cancer Pain and American Indian Survivors. Cancers,12(1932), doi:10.3390/cancers12071932.

Samuel-Nakamura, C., Hodge, F. (2016). Modifiable and non-modifiable factors associated with HPV vaccine decision-making among American Indian women college students. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 40(4), 71-81.

Hodge F.S., Itty T., Cardoza B., Samuel-Nakamura C. (2011). Disparities in HPV vaccine readiness among American Indian college students: Factors influencing HPV Vaccine Decision-making. Ethnicity & Disease, 21(4), 415-420.