Meet the current members of our lab

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Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Ph.D.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I'm also on the program faculty of the Department of Population Health Sciences and am a member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center. I have a B.A. from Carleton College in Minnesota and a joint Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Psychology from Yale University. Prior to coming to the UW - Madison I was a postdoctoral fellow at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle (in conjunction with the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington) and a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. My research centers on physical activity, sedentary behavior, and obesity and their relationship with cancer and other chronic diseases. 
Jess Gorzelitz
PhD Student 
I'm very interested in studying physical activity in populations, specifically women and cancer survivors, as well as investigating resistance-training interventions, and population-level physical activity assessment. I completed my M.S. in 2016 in the Department of Population Health Sciences from UW-Madison. Physical activity is such a complex human behavior, and is certainly a modifiable determinant of health, which makes it so interesting to study.   My interests and hobbies, outside of academia, include weight-lifting, spending time with my dog Dug, fishing, cooking with my husband Matt, and enjoying the great outdoors of Wisconsin.
Diana Dorn
Masters Student
My name is Diana Dorn and I am a senior studying Exercise and Movement Science and Spanish. I hope to attend Physical Therapy school upon graduation in December 2016. I enjoy working in the Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab because it gives me the chance to explore how physical activity can be used as a treatment and because it is focused on behavioral interventions. When I’m not in the lab or studying, you can probably find me singing or dancing with the Wisconsin Singers, or spending time outside with friends.
Brittany Van Remortel
MD/MPH Student
I am a dual degree student completing a Master in Public Health between my third and fourth year of medical school. After graduating in 2018, I plan to go on to a pediatrics residency and then likely onto a fellowship in hematology/oncology. My main public health interests surround the role of physical activity in preventing chronic disease and improving outcomes for those with chronic disease, specifically patients with cancer. My interests/hobbies include exercise of all kinds (especially group exercise & weight lifting), spending time my the wonderful people in my life, KIDS, my cat Izzy and music of all kinds.
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MD/MPH Student
Alli Zeman
Kinesiology Major
I am a senior studying the Kinesiology-Exercise and Movement Science Program as a Pre-Health student. I plan to pursue a medical degree after graduation in 2018. I love Epi Lab because it has given me the opportunity to develop patient-contact skills and learn the basics of research, while developing relationships with students and professors at every level of education. While I’m not studying, I enjoy swing dancing, backpacking, hunting, and sports of all kinds.
Reese Hyzer
Kinesiology Major
I am a junior studying Kinesiology: Exercise and Movement Science and Global Health. I am interested in population health and epidemiology as I hope to one day work to improve the lives of populations of people affected by major health disparities. After graduation, I plan on earning my Master's in public health. Outside of school, I enjoy hanging out on the terrace, reading, traveling and going to music festivals.
Chloe Farber
Kinesiology Major

Stephanie Stoller
Kinesiology Major
Rachel Schuller
Kinesiology Major
Previous students & trainees

Past postdocs and graduate students
Keith Thraen-Borowksi (postdoctoral fellow) -- Now an Assistant Professor at Loras College (Dubuque, IA)
Emily Wirkus (MPH student) -- Now employed at UW - Madison

Past undergraduate lab members and practicum students
Taylor Amich 
Emily Torres
Rose DiGuilio
Niky Green
​Natalia Sitailo