Daniel Nation received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in 2009. His dissertation - entitled The oxytocinergic anti-inflammatory pathway in atherosclerosis - focused on the effects of stress, physical activity, and oxytocin on atherosclerosis in animal models of cardiovascular disease.
In 2011, he completed his clinical internship in Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience at University of California, San Diego. There, he gained experience in neuropsychological assessment of dementia and traumatic brain injury. He then completed an NIH-funded T32 post-doctoral fellowship with the VA San Diego Healthcare System, emphasizing in cognitive rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury.
As a result of his research, he has gained experience in the role of vascular cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease, and specifically the development of cognitive and biological markers of cerebrovascular aging.