Maria Kamenetsky, PhD

Maria Kamenetsky, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

The National Cancer Institute


I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) working with Dr. Alex Keil (Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Branch) and Dr. Paul Albert (Biostatistics Branch) in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I completed my PhD in Epidemiology (Minor: Computer Sciences) and MS in Statistics both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was advised by Dr. Ronald Gangnon and Dr. Jun Zhu. My research focuses on statistical methods in environmental mixtures, spatial cluster detection, and applications in cancer surveillance.

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  • Environmental mixtures and methods
  • Spatial epidemiology methods and applications; cluster detection disease surveillance
  • Spatial statistics and applications to cancer epidemiology and environmental health


  • PhD - Epidemiology, 2022

    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