Daniel Nation

Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology
Email danation@usc.edu Office SGM 538 Office Phone (213) 740-2219


Daniel Nation received his doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Miami in 2009, where his dissertation work focused on the effect of oxytocin on atherosclerosis in apoE knockout mice. He went on to complete his clinical internship in Neuropsychology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD)/VA San Diego Healthcare System, and stayed in the UCSD/VA system for an NIH-funded T32 postdoctoral fellowship in Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience. His research is focused on vascular risk factors and biomarkers of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, including markers of cerebrovascular dysfunction, blood-brain barrier breakdown and endothelial progenitor cell depletion.


  • Ph.D. Clinical Health Psychology, University of Miami, 6/2009
  • M.S. Psychology, University of Miami, 8/2006
    • Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience, University of California San Diego, 2009-2010