Hi! I'm Daniel.

I’m an MD-PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University and part-time triathlete. Welcome to my corner of the internet, a place for sharing my curiosity, projects, and athletic endeavors.

After years of a positive energy balance lifestyle in front of the computer screen, I picked up running and movement. This developed into an interest in human physiology which manifested in teaching assistantships in biochemistry and physiology, a surgical research internship, work as a clinical research coordinator, and ultimatley training to become a physician-scientist. In my spare time, I am currently working on making medical school admissions more transparent via CycleTrack, an applicant toolkit and data aggregator.


Projects

CycleTrack

CycleTrack is a free and open-source system for tracking and visualizing medical school applications while crowdsourcing data to make the application process more transparent and less stressful.

Dec 2021 - Present

Abvember

I have helped empower daily physical activity through the yearly Abvember challenge. Each day of November, participants perform either 10 minutes of plank, 100 push-ups, or 100 sit-ups.

Nov 2018 - Nov 2021

Research

Manuscripts

Association between hemoglobin A1C response to glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and hemoglobin A1C and weight outcomes post-bariatric surgery

Daniel Amusin, Kristine Kuchta, Tatum Ewing, Lynn Tucker, Michelle Campbell, Michael Ujiki, Liana Billings

September 2022

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug exposure and the risk of microscopic colitis

Eugene Yen, Daniel Amusin, Janet Yoo, Asantewaa Ture, Nicole Gentile, Michael Goldberg, Jay Goldstein

July 2022

Conference Abstracts

Clostridioides difficile ribotype 027 as a predictor of fecal microbiota transplantation failure

Kevin Khoury, Iris Chiou, Daniel Amusin, Jennifer Grant, Donna Schora, Eugene Yen

May 2022

Pre-FMT antibiotic use is associated with higher rates of cure after fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection

Eugene Yen, Colleeen Kelly, Iris Chiou, Daniel Amusin, Sonya Serra, Yanina Nersesova, Lydia Fredell, Loren Laine

May 2022

Medication exposure and impact of cessation on the long-term severity of microscopic colitis

Daniel Amusin, Iris Chiou, Eugene Yen

October 2021

Association of preoperative glycemic response to GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA) and outcomes of bariatric surgery

Daniel Amusin, Kristine Kuchta, Tatum Ewing, Lynn Tucker, Michelle Campbell, Michael Ujiki, Liana Billings

June 2021

Macroscopic findings in microscopic colitis predict more severe disease

Ryan Nock, Daniel Amusin, Karina Castro, Iris Chiou, Eugene Yen

May 2021

Athletics

2019

  • Twin Cities Marathon (10/6) – 3:53:15
  • Run Madtown Half Marathon (5/25) – 1:37:52
  • Madison Shamrock Shuffle 10k (03/16) – 41:37
  • Freeze for Food 5k (03/09) – 20:04

Rumor has it arm dances are the best way to warm-up the legs before a marathon.

2018

  • Chicago Marathon (10/07) – 3:55:46
  • North Face ECS Wisconsin Marathon Relay Leg (09/16) – 50:26
  • Ironman 70.3 Canada (07/29) – 6:07:23
  • Wisconsin Triterium Triathlon (06/23) – 2:36:59
  • Mad City Ultras 50k Relay with Shelby (04/07) – 4:04:02
  • Madison Shamrock Shuffle 10k (03/17) – 44:39

Mad City Ultras two-person 50k relay champions!

2017

  • Madison Marathon (11/12) – 4:15:18
  • North Face ECS Wisconsin Marathon Relay Leg (09/17) – 53:40
  • The Strava Mile Chicago 1 Mile (06/28) – 6:10
  • North Face ECS Massachussets Marathon Relay Leg (06/10) – 1:20:57
  • Crazylegs Classic 8K (04/29) – 39:05

Crossing the Madison Marathon finish line.

2016

  • Northshore Turkey Trot 5K (11/24) – 24:39
  • Light of the Moon 5K (11/09) – 24:31

The start line of the Northshore Turkey Trot.