Nancy Markel knew she would grow up to be a psychologist at 10 years of age.
After eight years as a copywriter for some of the largest international advertising agencies in New York and Los Angeles earning awards in print and television commercials, she returned to school to pursue her childhood goal.
After completing her doctoral studies, she did her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Neuropsychological Development Center, under the leadership of Mary Louise Scholl, M.D., pediatric neurologist and board certified electroencephalographer who developed this multidisciplinary center at Harvard University. Once licensed, Dr. Markel continued to work at NPDC performing neuropsychological evaluations on children, adolescents and adults, while also attending Dr. Scholl’s weekly teaching sessions of electroencephalography to Neurology Residents at UCSD Medical Center.
Dr. Markel continued to add to her experience by serving as a neuropsychologist at Sharp Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center performing neuropsychological evaluations on both inpatients and outpatients.
Concurrently, she continued her work children and adolescents performing neuropsychological evaluations at Rady’s Childrens Hospital outpatient unit.
For over the past 20 years, Dr. Markel has maintained a solo neuropsychology practice performing clinical and forensic neuropsychological evaluations, collaborating with neurologists,
psychiatrists, physiatrists, speech and language pathologists, educational specialists, and life care planners.
When asked how she transitioned from film and print advertising to neuropsychology, Dr. Markel’s response is that both fields rely on the science and art of communication.