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 Ronald 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 Statistical Consultant (Project Assistant) with the CALS Statistical Consulting Lab.


  • Spatial and spatio-temporal cluster detection
  • Spatial epidemiology methods and applications; disease surveillance
  • Spatial statistics and applications to cancer epidemiology and environmental health


  • PhD Candidate - Epidemiology, Spring 2022 (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