Lucila Nerenberg

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Professional Affiliations and other Positions

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, education committee
BC Psychiatric Association
Canadian Medical Association
 

Research and Interests

Dr. Nerenberg’ s main interests focus on Medical Education in Addiction Psychiatry. As faculty at University of Michigan since 1994, she was one of the coordinators of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at that site for  medical students, residents and fellows. At UBC, she teaches Addiction Psychiatry to medical students and residents of Family Practice, Psychiatry and other specialties at their Victoria site, through the Island Medical Program. With the exciting development of a local Addiction Medicine Fellowship, through the BC Centre on Substance Use, there is increasing collaboration in training, between Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry.

Her clinical work includes assessing and treating patients with concurrent mental health and substance use disorders on inpatient addiction units. Behavioural interests include SBIRT (Screening and Brief Interventions) and Motivational Interviewing.

She also heads the Indigenous Shared Care clinic with primary care providers. At several sites, including the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, psychiatric consultations are done, using strength based, culturally safe and trauma informed norms.

Dr. Nerenberg is committed to cultural competency and outreach to underserved communities. In 2000, she won Humanism in Medicine award at University of Michigan for spearheading interdisciplinary outreach clinical teams to undocumented Migrant Farm worker communities, in the fields of Michigan.

Certification in Addictions:

1998                Addiction Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

1999                           Medical Review Officer, Medical Review Officer Certification Council  (MROCC)

 

2000                    Addiction Medicine through examination by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

2010:               American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

 

Biography

Dr. Lucila Nerenberg is originally from Argentina and trained in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She moved from Ann Arbor Michigan to Victoria in 2008 and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC. She is an active member of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, sitting on the education committee.

 

Selected Publications

Refereed Publications:

 Journal Articles:

 Karam-Hage, M., Nerenberg, L., & Brower, K.J. (2001).  Modifying residents’ professional attitudes about substance abuse: treatment and training. American Journal Addictions,10, 40-47.

Ford, K., King, G., Nerenberg, L., & Rojo, C. (2001). AIDS knowledge and risk behaviours among Midwest Migrant Farm Workers. AIDS Education and Prevention, 13(6), 551-560. 

Book Chapters: 

Lopez, B.M., Nerenberg, L., & Valdez, M. (2000). Migrant Adolescents: Barriers and Opportunities for Creating a Promising Future. In: M. Montero-S, & F.A. Villarruel (Eds.),  Making Invisible Latino Adolescents Visible (pp. 289-307). New York: Garland Publishing. 

Published Abstracts

Nerenberg, L. (2000). Existing instrumentation for alcohol research with Hispanics (Abstract). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 24, 108A.

 Gassaway, J.M., Nerenberg, L. & Zucker, R.A.  (2001). Racial discrimination and alcohol use: Direct and moderating relationships of social support and religion (Abstract). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 25(5), 91A.

Nerenberg, L. & Ford, K. (2002). Alcohol use among Latino migrant farmworkers (Abstract). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 26(5), 75A. 

Nerenberg, L. & Zucker, R.A.  (2003). Alcohol use patterns among migrant farmworkers of Mexican origin (Abstract). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

 

Non-Refereed Publications

Journal Articles:

Nerenberg, L. (1988).  Issues of infants with chronic illness: a case study. Zero to Three: Bulletin of National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, 8 (3), 11-14.

Conference Proceedings:

Nerenberg, L. (2000). Existing instrumentation for alcohol research with Hispanics. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, June 24-29, Denver, CO.

Gassaway, J.M., Nerenberg, L. & Zucker, R.A.  (2001). Racial discrimination and alcohol use: Direct and moderating relationships of social support and religion. Poster presented at the Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Meeting, June, Montreal, Canada.

Gassaway, J.M., Nerenberg, L. & Zucker, R.A.  (2001).  Racial discrimination and alcohol use: Direct and moderating relationships of social support and religion. Poster presented at the Twelfth Annual Albert J. Silverman Conference, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, June, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ford, K., King, G., Nerenberg, L., & Rojo, C. (2001) Coming of Age in a Farm Worker

Family. Poster Presented at the NIMH Conference on AIDS and the Family, July, Los Angeles, California.

Nerenberg, L. & Ford, K. (2002). Alcohol use among Latino migrant farmworkers. Poster presented at the Thirteenth Annual Albert J. Silverman Conference, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, May, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Nerenberg, L. & Ford, K. (2002). Alcohol use among Latino migrant farmworkers. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, June, San Francisco, California.

Nerenberg, L. & Zucker, R.A.  (2003). Alcohol use patterns among migrant farmworkers of Mexican origin. Poster presented at the Fourteenth Annual Albert J. Silverman Conference, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, May, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

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