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William Nash, MD


Bill Nash, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare system, a consultant to the University of California Prevention Center of Excellence, where he has developed training for professional wellbeing, and a consultant to the United Nations, where he leads the development of a program to manage PTSD in peace operations. Previously, he served as the Director of Psychological Health for the U.S. Marine Corps, and while on active duty in the U.S. Navy, as combat-stress-control psychiatrist embedded in the 1st Marine Division in Iraq. The doctrine for maintain psychological health in military operations written by CAPT Nash in 2009 still informs leadership training throughout the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. His peer-reviewed research with Marine infantrymen was the first to document PTSD in service members as a direct result of violations of moral expectations. Dr. Nash has co-authored two books, Combat Stress Injury: Theory, Research, and Management (2007), and Adaptive Disclosure: A New Treatment for Military Trauma, Loss, and Moral Injury (2017).