Daniel Nation

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Contact Information
E-mail: danation@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-2219
Office: SGM 538

Curriculum Vitae
Vascular Senescence and Cognition (VaSC) Laboratory

Biographical Sketch

Daniel Nation received his doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Miami in 2009. His dissertation work focused on the effects of stress, physical activity, and oxytocin on atherosclerosis in animal models of cardiovascular disease.  He went on to complete his clinical internship in Neuropsychology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD)/VA San Diego Healthcare System, where gained experience in neuropsychological assessment of dementia and traumatic brain injury.  He then stayed in the UCSD/VA system for an NIH-funded T32 postdoctoral fellowship in Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience, followed by a second postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Rehabilitation.  His research is focused on the role of vascular cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease, and specifically on the development of cognitive and biological markers of cerebrovascular aging.


  • M.S. Psychology, University of Miami, 8/2006
  • Ph.D. Clinical Health Psychology, University of Miami, 6/2009

  • Postdoctoral Training

    • Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience, University of California San Diego, 2009-2010   

  • Department of Psychology
  • University of Southern California
  • SGM 501
  • 3620 South McClintock Ave.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061
  • Phone: (213) 740 - 2203