Dr. Marni Nagel, Pediatric Psychology

Marni Nagel, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and the assistant director of training in pediatric psychology at CHOC Children’s. She supervises and mentors psychology pre-doctoral psychology interns on the NICU service, in the Early Developmental Assessment Center and in the outpatient neuropsychology program. She also provides mentoring to the psychology postdoctoral fellows and coordinates the psychology post-doctoral fellowship seminar. She has several ongoing research projects involving outcomes associated with prematurity.

Dr. Nagel joined CHOC Children’s in 2004. She completed a joint doctoral degree in clinical psychology and developmental psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois. She completed an APA-accredited internship and post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at CHOC Children’s. Dr. Nagel is a member of the American Psychological Association and is involved in the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

Clinical Interests

Infant, toddler and preschooler neuro-developmental evaluation and mental health; chronic illness; sleep medicine; pain management; training


CHOC Children’s Pediatric Psychology
1120 W La Veta Ave 470
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-509-8481
fax: 714-509-8756


  • Clinical Psychology Internship
    Children’s Hospital of of Orange County, CA
  • Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
    Children’s Hospital of Orange County, CA
  • Psychology School
    University of Maryland Baltimore County

  • Marni Nagel PhD
    • Appointments:
    • Specialty: Psychology
    • Additional Languages: Spanish
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital


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