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Faculty Detail    
Director, Division of Neuropsychology
Director, Alzheimer's Disease Center
Campus Address SC 650K Zip 0017
Phone  205-934-2334
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Neurology   Neurology Chair Office Professor
Secondary  Psychology  Psychology Professor
Center  Neurology   Alzheimer's Disease Center Professor
Center  Comprehensive Ctr for Healthy Aging  Comprehensive Ctr for Healthy Aging Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  Neurology   Ctr Neurodegeneration & Exp Ther (CNET) Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Minority Health & Research Center Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Daniel Marson, JD, PhD is a clinical neuropsychologist, licensed attorney, and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He has directed the Department’s Division of Neuropsychology since 1995 and the UAB Alzheimer’s Disease Center since 2005. Dr. Marson graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota (1976), and earned his JD at the University of Chicago Law School (1981) and his PhD in clinical psychology (specializations in geropsychology and neuropsychology) at Northwestern University Medical School (1990). Dr. Marson has lectured nationally regarding competency and other medical-legal and ethical issues in dementia and other neurocognitive disorders. He has published over 100 papers, handbooks, and book chapters on these topics. He has been principal investigator on multiple National Institute of Health (NIH) funded studies of decisional and functional capacity in Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, and traumatic brain injury. His work on financial capacity in older adults has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, BBC, Kiplinger Report, and NPR. At the national level, Dr. Marson is the past president and a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). He is a member and former chair of the Internal Ethics Committee of the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study, an NIH funded clinical trials group. He has served as a chartered reviewer at the NIH Center for Scientific Review. Dr. Marson previously served on the Committee on Human Research of the American Psychological Association and chaired the committee in 2012. Dr. Marson often testifies as an expert witness in civil and criminal forensic matters. On a personal note, Dr. Marson has played the diatonic harmonica for many years and is a lover of blues and jazz. He has published in the jazz magazine Downbeat.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Psychological Association  Member 
National Academy of Neuropsychology  Member, Past-President 2013