Daniel Nation, PhD

Professor of Gerontology and Medicine
Merle H. Bensinger Professorship in Gerontology

Expertise: Alzheimer's and dementia, Neuroscience, Brain aging


  • 2011 – 2013, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, VA San Diego Healthcare System, Department of Psychology, Division of Neuropsychology
  • 2009 – 2011, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • 2009, Pre-Doctoral Internship, University of California San Diego, VA Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  • 2009, PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • 2006, Master of Science, Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • 2001, BA, Psychology & Philosophy, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA


  • Elucidating vascular contributions to cognitive decline
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Developing biofluid and neuroimaging markers of cerebrovascular dysfunction and pathophysiological processes


  • Visiting Professor, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute

Email: danation@usc.edu

Publications and links:

Curriculum Vitae