Danial joined the Translational Epidemiology Unit (TEU) 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. Danial also holds a Graduate Scholar award at St Catherine’s College.
Before joining the Nuffield Department of Population Health, 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, 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 30 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.
Outpatient Mental Health Follow-Up and Recurrent Self-Harm and Suicide Among ICU Survivors of Self-Harm – A Population-based Cohort Study
Fernando SM. et al, (2022), Chest
Dying with Parkinson’s Disease: Healthcare Utilization and Costs in the Last Year of Life
Zwicker J. et al, (2022), Journal of Parkinson's Disease, 1 - 11
97: Barriers to Access Palliative Radiation Treatment in Prostate Cancer : A Population Based Study
Jooya A. et al, (2022), Radiotherapy and Oncology, 174, S42 - S43
Early initiation of palliative care is associated with reduced late-life acute-hospital use: A population-based retrospective cohort study
Qureshi D., (2022), Palliative Medicine
Characteristics and resource utilization of high-cost users in the intensive care unit: a population-based cohort study
Dziegielewski C. et al, (2021), BMC Health Services Research, 21