Marc A. Norman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of California, San Diego
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103-8218
Phone #
Fax #: 619.543.3738

Dr. Norman received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, emphasizing in neuropsychology, from Brigham Young University under the mentorship of Dr. Erin Bigler. He completed the UCSD/VA Medical Center Psychology Internship program in 1995. He then continued research at the VA Medical Center and practiced clinical neuropsychology at Sharp Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center, specializing in cerebrovascular accidents and traumatic brain injuries. Following an NIH funded research postdoctoral internship with Dean Delis, Ph.D., Dr. Norman became an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. 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.

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. Additionally, Dr. Norman has served as an ad hoc reviewer for Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology.

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 procedures. 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.

Selected Publications

  • Norman, M.A., Miller, S.W., Heaton, R.K., (2003). Manual and Computerized Administration Comparisons on the WCST-64. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 291-292. (presentation: paper in preparation). 
  • Norman, M.A., Jacobson, M., Corey-Bloom, J. (2002). Retrieval and forgetting in Multiple Sclerosis: CVLT Evidence. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 186-187. (presentation: paper in preparation).
  • Norman, M. A., Evans, J. D., Miller, S. W., Heaton, R. K. (2000). Demographically Corrected Norms for the California Verbal Learning Test. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 22, 80 – 94.
  • Bigler, E. D., Burr, R., Gale, S.D., Norman, M. A., Kurth, S., Blatter, D., & Abildskov, T. (1993). Day of injury CT scan as an index to pre-injury brain morphology. Brain Injury, 1-7.
  • Norman, M. A., & Bigler, E. D. (1992). Grand Rounds: Neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging in traumatic brain injury. Bulletin of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, 9, 11-16.

University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0603 La Jolla, CA 92037-0603
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