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Danial Qureshi

Danial Qureshi

Danial Qureshi

BSc, MSc

DPhil Student

Danial joined the Translational Epidemiology Unit (TEU) in 2021 as a DPhil student in Population Health. Danial’s research aims to understand how poor metabolic health can impact your risk of developing dementia later in life, mainly using the UK Biobank, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive datasets. Danial is co-supervised by Dr. Thomas Littlejohns, Prof. Naomi Allen, and Dr. Elżbieta Kuźma. 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. Danial also holds a competitive Graduate Scholar award at St Catherine’s College.

Before joining Oxford, Danial worked as a Research Associate 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, including researched related to palliative and end-of-life care, long-term care, critical care, neurology and oncology.

Danial holds a BSc in Life Sciences (Honours) and a MSc in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University, Canada. To date, Danial has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed research publications in high impact journals such as The British Medical Journal. He has also won multiple teaching awards during his time as a teaching assistant at McMaster University.

Danial was also previously a member of the Oxford University Men's Basketball team.