Jonathan M. Nahmias, MD

Jonathan Nahmias

Undergraduate School
Northeastern State University

Medical School 
University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine



Interests and Career Goals   

I am interested in bridging gaps in equitable care with underserved groups, especially immigrants and refugees. I speak Spanish and am particularly interested in working with Latin/o/a/x. To this end, I am broadly interested in medical leadership so that I could help such marginalized groups of people on a larger scale. While I find it exciting to think about new interventions to help people, I am most interested in working to implement established practices with a research base to improve mental health and wellbeing for these groups.

I see myself continuing to work in an academic center where I could contribute to the training experience of residents and students.

Furthermore, I have specific training and a continued interest in clinically using mindfulness based interventions with my patients. As a relatively new intervention that has established a solid evidence base, I am excited about the possibilities of integrating my mindfulness work with my other career goals.

Favorite Pastimes   

  • While I was initially resistant to the idea, I now fully own my self-identification as a "foodie." I'm always looking for new good restaurants to try!
  • I enjoy and feel nurtured by self care, which for me includes running, mindfulness meditation, being outside, and spending quality time with close friends.
  • I like to learn and am especially interested in languages. I am fluent in English and Spanish and am studying Arabic.
  • I like cooking and am getting better at Indian, Arabic, and Mexican foods.

Strengths of the Program

  • Strong clinical, research, and career mentorship in a wide range of fields
  • Great balance of work, education and rest
  • Complex patient population
  • Very supportive and encouraging program leadership who both create opportunities and support resident creation of opportunities to further their career interests
  • Large catalog of elective options including many psychotherapy training options

Research Interests

I am interested in population health and implementation science. My major populations of interest are Spanish-speaking immigrants and refugees, but I feel fulfilled when working to support all underserved groups. I am also academically interested in mindfulness-based interventions; however, I do not have a substantial background in research in this field.

Poster Presentations

  • Nahmias, J, Ramsay, C, Niu, K, Cohen, C, Penzner, J. Poster Presentation. Medical Student Perspectives on a Resident-Written Psychiatry Mid-Clerkship Exam. Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 2023.
  • Nahmias, J, Ponce, A, Kenou, B, Wolthusen, R, Gilbert, A. Poster Presentation. Creating a Protocol to Connect Inpatient Psychiatry Patients with Culturally Appropriate Lay Mental Health Advocates. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May, 2023.
  • Nieves-Alvarado, X, Nahmias, J, Ezigbo, C, Pankey, T. Poster Presentation. Communication enhancing strategies to support low literacy or non-English speaking patients in mental health care treatment. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May, 2023.
  • Nahmias, J and Wallace, D. Poster and Oral Presentation. Effects of Organophosphate Pesticides on Breast and Prostate Cancer Cells. OK-INBRE Exhibition, Oklahoma City, OK, July 2014.
  • Nahmias, J and Wang K. Poster Presentation. Review of Transposon-Based Techniques for the Removal of Molecular Marker Genes, Tahlequah, OK, May 2014.

Oral Presentations

  • Wolthusen, R, Riordan, P, Diocares, A, Nahmias, J, El-Tohami, M, Fuenmayor Mago, A. Workshop. From Powerful Storytelling to Empowering Storytelling: The Role of Culture in Storytelling. Association for Academic Psychiatry 2023 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 2023.
  • Nahmias, J, Wolthusen, R, Powers, S, Ramsay, C. Workshop. Stress management, food insecurity, emotional support, addiction, and advocacy. Lay Mental Health Advocates. March 2021, March 2022, and February - March 2023.
  • Nahmias, J, Alsarraf, H, Escobar Roldan, I, Diocares, A, Nagy, G. Oral Presentation. Educational Showcase: The Cultural Formulation Interview. Association for Academic Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, September 2022.
  • Nahmias, J. Oral Presentation. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workshop Series. Duke Psychiatry Residency. Academic Half day. August 2021, May 2022, and December 2022.
  • Nahmias, J. Workshop. The Cultural Formulation Interview. Duke Psychiatry Residency. Academic Half day. March 2022.
  • Nahmias, J, Duffy, D, Homco, J, Tryon, C. Workshop. Do No Harm: Supporting Oklahoma Primary Care Practices to Prevent Substance Use Disorder, Overdose, and Suicide Deaths. Integrating Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Through the Lens of Prevention, New Orleans, LA, November 2019.
  • Nahmias, J, Lesselroth, B, Homco, J. Oral Presentation. A Disparity of Depression: How Ethnicity and Spoken Language Impacts Care. Southern Regional Assembly, Birmingham, AL, November 2019.
  • Nahmias, J and Wallace, D. Poster and Oral Presentation. Effects of Organophosphate Pesticides on Breast and Prostate Cancer Cells. OK-INBRE Exhibition, Oklahoma City, OK, July 2014.