Maria Kamenetsky

Maria Kamenetsky

PhD Candidate, Epidemiology

University of Wisconsin-Madison


I am a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and am advised by Professor Ron Gangnon and Professor Jun Zhu. My research focuses on methods in spatial epidemiology, specifically working on statistical methods and applications in spatial cluster detection. I am also a Project Assistant (Statistical Consultant) with the CALS Statistical Consulting Lab. I was a 2016 Data Science Fellow at Data Science for Social Good and previously worked at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Accounting Research Center as a Research Professional.


  • Spatial and spatio-temporal cluster detection
  • Spatial epidemiology methods and applications
  • Spatial statistics and applications to ecology and demography


  • PhD Candidate - Epidemiology, 2021 (Expected)

    Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • MS - Statistics, 2016

    Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • BA - Economics; Political Science; International Studies, 2011

    University of Wisconsin-Madison