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.