About Dr. Norman

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Dr. Norman received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, emphasizing in neuropsychology, from Brigham Young University. He completed the UCSD/VA Medical Center Psychology Internship program in 1995. Following an NIH funded research postdoctoral internship, Dr. Norman became an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. He earned a Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology, specializing in Clinical Neuropsychology and is a Board Examiner.  Additionally, he was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.  Dr. Norman is active in disaster mental health and is past chair of the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter Disaster Mental Health Team.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Norman provides clinical neuropsychological services through UCSD’s Neuropsychological Associates. In addition to general neuropsychological consultations, he is part of the UCSD Epilepsy Team where he performs pre- and post operative evaluations as well as intracarotid amytal (aka. Wada) procedures. Dr. Norman also performs intraoperative brain mapping with the UC San Diego brain surgery program. His responsibilities with the Medical Center’s Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit are pre transplantation and consultation/liaison evaluations. Additionally, his clinical responsibilities include graduate student, intern, resident, and postdoctoral fellow supervision and training, as well as lecturing for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Research Focus

Dr. Norman’s primary research interest is in neuropsychological functioning in healthy normal adults and adults with neurological or psychiatric disorders. He is involved with ongoing studies in assessing cognitive and memory performance in healthy adults, especially Senior African Americans. Also, Dr. Norman is involved in research addressing the cognitive and affective implications of disease modifying therapies in Multiple Sclerosis as well as research in Epilepsy. Other activities include research with colleagues on high altitude cerebral encephalopathy (HACE). Additionally, Dr. Norman has served as an ad hoc reviewer for Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology.

Marc A. Norman, Ph.D., ABPP/CN 
Department of Psychiatry University of California, San Diego
American Board of Professional Psychology
Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology 

Board of Governors, International Neuropsychological Society
Board of Directors, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology

Fellow, American Psychological Association
Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology

Associate Editor, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology



American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology

     Board of Directors (2016 - 2021)
     Oral Examiner (2008-2013, 2015 
     Diversity Committee (2013 - )
     Fact Finding Committee (2013, 2015)

International Neuropsychological Society

    Board of Governors (2016 - 2019)
    Program Committee (past)

American Psychological Association

    Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40)

          Chair, Conflict of Interest  (2014 - 2016)
     Society for Clinical Neuropsychology / Division 40 - Program Committee,  Co-Chair  / Chair (2012 - 2013)
     Society for Clinical Neuropsychology / Division 40 - Ethnic Minority Affairs, Steering Committee (past)
     Society for Clinical Neuropsychology / Division 40 - Division 40 Awards Committee (past)
     Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment  (2012-2015)


National Academy of Neuropsychology

     Board of Directors, Member at Large (2012 - 2014)
     Program Committee, Chair (2007)
     Culture and Diversity Committee, Chair (2010-2011)
     Membership Committee (past)
     Awards Committee (past)

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Associate Editor (2016 - present )

Institute of Medicine - Committee to Evaluate the Social Security Administration’s Capability Determination Process for Adult Beneficiaries

Epilepsy Foundation of America, San Diego Chapter - Professional Advisory Board

Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pacific Southcoast Chapter - Healthcare Advisory Committee

UC San Diego

    School of Medicine - Faculty Equity Committee
    Healer Education and Referral Program (past)
    UC San Diego Medical Center - Ethics Committee
    Department of Psychiatry - Diversity Committee (past)

© Marc A. Norman 2017