Dana Waltzman, PhD

Dana Waltzman

Behavioral Scientist, Division of Injury Prevention


Areas of Expertise

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Dana Waltzman, PhD, is a behavioral scientist on the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Team in the Division of Injury Prevention (DIP) at the Injury Center. Her work focuses on understanding the public health burden, prevention, and long-term effects of TBI. She is currently the project lead for a study examining head impacts and tackling techniques in youth football. She is also responsible for the development of projects and scientific manuscripts addressing sports- and recreation-related TBI.

Dr. Waltzman received a bachelor of science degree in psychology, a bachelor of arts degree in cognitive science from the University of Georgia, and a doctoral degree in cognitive neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed two post-doctoral fellowships at the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, and a joint fellowship at Stanford University and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto. Dr. Waltzman has authored more than 30 publications and presentations.