Danial joined the Translational Epidemiology Unit (TEU) and Kellogg College in 2021 as a DPhil student in Population Health. Danial’s research aims to understand ways to prevent dementia. Specifically, his doctoral work focuses on examining cardiometabolic and vascular risk factors for dementia incidence using the UK Biobank, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive datasets. Danial is co-supervised by Dr. Thomas Littlejohns, Dr. Naomi Allen, and Dr. Elzbieta Kuzma. He is jointly funded by a Doctoral Research Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Institute of Aging), and a departmental scholarship from Oxford Population Health.
Before joining the Nuffield Department of Population Health, Danial worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) in Canada. During this time, he helped lead numerous population-based health research studies using data held at ICES, with a specific focus on research related to palliative and end-of-life care, long-term care, and critical care.
Danial holds a BSc in Life Sciences (Honours) and a MSc in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University, Canada. His MSc dissertation was titled “Healthcare Service Utilization at the End-of-Life: A Population-based Cohort Study of Ontario Decedents”. To date, Danial has co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed research publications in journals such as ‘The British Medical Journal’. He has also won multiple teaching awards during his time as a teaching assistant at McMaster University.