Claus E Andersen

Professor Andersen is a native Dane who came to Wisconsin in August 2017. He has been teaching in the field of Scandinavian Studies for more than 15 years at places like the University of Minnesota, UCLA, the …

Catherine Arnott Smith

Catherine Arnott Smith has been a Professor at the Information School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2006. She has master’s degrees in library science, American History, and information science, and a PhD in Library …

Steve Barczi

Dr. Barczi has been a clinician-educator who has worked in the areas of general geriatrics care, memory care and sleep disorders (with a special focus on sleep issues in later life) over the past 25 …

David Bell

Dr. Bell is an Associate Professor at UW-Madison and teaches in the Athletic Training Program and is the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory. His research focuses on identifying risk factors for musculoskeletal …

Barbara Bendlin

Dr. Bendlin is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a scientific investigator at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Dr. Bendlin’s research group is studying factors that may increase or decrease …

Adam Borger

Adam Borger has worked in the food industry for 14 years as a microbiologist before joining the UW-Madison Food Research Institute. His area of expertise is food microbiology and food safety, focusing on both consumers …

Christopher Brace

Christopher Brace is an Assistant Professor with the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering. He received his B.S. degree in physics and BSEE from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 2001, and his MSEE and Ph.D. …

Gina Bryan

Dr. Bryan is a clinical associate professor in the School of Nursing. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Dr. Bryan maintains an active clinical practice at Journey Medical Health Center, where she …

William Buckingham

Dr. Buckingham provides geographic perspective to the Health Services and Care Research Program, including developing and updating geographically based measures of socioeconomic contextual disadvantage and conducting geographic analysis relative to the program’s research questions.He is …

Melanie Buhr-Lawler

Dr. Melanie Buhr-Lawler is an audiologist and clinical professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she teaches and supervises in the Doctor of Audiology program. Dr. Buhr-Lawler provides clinical care at the …

Corinna Burger

Corinna Burger is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research program focuses on studying the molecular biology of learning and memory, and genetic mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders. Her lab uses …

Richard Burgess

Richard prefers virtual talks. Dr. Richard R. Burgess is James D. Watson Emeritus Prof. of Oncology at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at UW–Madison. He founded the UW Biotechnology Center in 1984 and was …

William Burlingham

Dr. Burlingham serves on the editorial board of Transplantation. He is also the chairman of the University of Wisconsin Spring Immunology Seminar Series. Dr. Burlingham has developed a highly respected transplant basic research program that …

Cynthia Carlsson

Dr. Carlsson is trained as a physician in geriatric medicine and is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She serves …

Kimberly Caul

Kim practiced as a Speech Therapist for 14 years, and this included medical settings with individuals with brain injuries, strokes, dementia and other illnesses as well as school settings where she worked with children ages …

Anthony Cerulli

Anthony Cerulli is an historian of religions, whose work looks at issues central to the study of religion, such as ritual, comparitivism, and the politics of religious rhetoric. His work also contributes to the fields …

Alta Charo

R. Alta Charo (AB biology, Harvard 1979; JD law, Columbia 1982) is the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, whose faculty she joined in 1989.  She served on …

Nathaniel Chin

Nathaniel Chin, MD, recently joined the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) as Director of Medical Services. Dr. Chin grew up in Watertown, Wisconsin, and earned undergraduate and medical degrees from UW–Madison. He completed an …

James Conway

Dr James H Conway is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases. His primary area of interest is centered on vaccine development and strengthening immunization programs, both domestic and international.  He …

Joshua Coon

Professor Coon develops and applies chemical instrumentation to measure proteins and metabolites in biological systems – including humans. His latest project is to embed such technology into a toilet to make real-time measurements of urine …

Chuck Czuprynski

Chuck Czuprynski, is Professor and Past Chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Past Director of the Food Research Institute. His research focuses on the pathogenesis of bacterial pathogens, with …

Dawn Davis

Dawn Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She grew up in Fort Atkinson, WI. She received her BS in Biochemistry from UW–Madison. She then received …

John Dunne

John D. Dunne (PhD 1999, Harvard University) holds the Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Humanities, an endowed position created through the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He also holds a co-appointment in …

Alexis Eastman

Dr. Eastman is a geriatrician at UW, with clinics for primary care, and memory disorder diagnosis associated with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Operations for the UW geriatrics …

Anne Eglash

Dr. Anne Eglash MD, IBCLC is a clinical professor with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in the Dept. of Family Medicine. She is a family physician and has been a …

Emily Ehlerding

Emily Ehlerding is a PhD Student in the Medical Physics department. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and physics from Manchester University in Indiana (she’s not cool enough to be from the U.K.) Now …

Sarah Endicott

Sarah Endicott is a dual board-certified geriatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years’ experience as an advanced practice nurse in rural Wisconsin. In the School of Nursing, Dr. Endicott teaches a …

Claire Erickson

Claire Erickson is a graduate student in the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program. She focuses on modifiable factors of Alzheimer’s disease. Claire hopes to integrate her background in Alzheimer’s research with a career in aging …

Peter Favreau

Peter Favreau is a recent Madison transplant, having completed his Ph.D. in Biophotonics from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison …

Angela Fernandez

Angela Fernandez, PhD, MPH, LCSW, joins the School as an Assistant Professor and member of the campus Native American Environment, Health, and Community faculty cluster. A member of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin, her research …

Angela Flickinger

Angela Flickinger is the Outreach Program Manager for Healthy Eating and Active Living within the Institute of Health and Well-being with UW-Madison, Division of Extension. Prior to this role, Flickinger was a Professor in the …

Donna Friedsam

Donna Friedsam has worked extensively on access to and financing of health care and the organization of delivery systems. She consults widely in the public and private sectors on state government programs and on financing …

Susan Frikken

Susan Frikken is a physical therapist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, graduating from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UW-Madison in 2013. Her goal is to integrate the arts and nature with therapeutic …

J. Jay Fruehling

Jay is the manager of the Wisconsin Brain Donor Program (WBD) within the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The WBDP brain bank aligns with a number of large, longitudinal research studies (ADRC) to help seek …

Carey Gleason

Dr. Gleason is a clinical neuropsychologist and Alzheimer’s disease researcher. She leads the Inclusion of Under-Represented Groups Core of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and is a firm believer that diversity makes for better …

Tony Goldberg

Tony Goldberg focuses on the ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious disease. He endeavors to understand how pathogens in dynamic ecosystems are transmitted among hosts, across landscapes, and over time. Tony is involved in a …

Irwin Goldman

Irwin Goldman’s research focuses on three main fields of study: horticulture and human health, vegetable crop genetics, and vegetable breeding.

Caroline Gomez

Caroline Gomez, MSW, is an Outreach Specialist with Covering Kids & Families-Wisconsin where she provides education and training for people and organizations across the state about BadgerCare+ (Wisconsin’s Medicaid program) and the Affordable Care Act. …

Theodore Goodfriend

Dr. Ted Goodfriend is a graduate of Swarthmore and U. of Penn Medical School, training at Case-Western Reserve, Washington University, and NIH. Dr. Goodfriend has been on the faculty at UW–Madison since 1965. He has …

C. Shawn Green

Dr. C. Shawn Green received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester. He then completed post-doctoral training in computer vision and machine learning at the University of …

Ilia Guzei

Ilia Guzei obtained his Masters at Moscow State University in 1992, and his PhD in Chemistry at Wayne State University in 1996. He has worked as a crystallographer since and has authored or co-authored over …

Jenny Higgins

Trained in both gender studies and public health, Jenny conducts research on women’s sexuality and reproductive health. At UW-Madison, she teaches the oldest and largest women’s health class in the country, reaching hundreds of students …

Edward Hubbard

Edward M. Hubbard is an Assistant Professor at UW–Madison, where he directs the Educational Neuroscience Lab. His research explores questions at the intersection of education and neuroscience, in the emerging field of Educational Neuroscience. His …

Sterling Johnson

I am a clinical neuropsychologist and neuroscientist focused on understanding age and AD-related changes in brain and cognition. I am particularly interested in disambiguating presymptomatic dementia-processes from aging and other age-related brain diseases using molecular …

Ronald Kalil

Ronald Kalil has a PhD degree in neuroscience from M.I.T. He joined the UW–Madison faculty in September of 1973 and established the Neuroscience training Program, the campus-wide graduate program in neuroscience. He directed the Program …

Pelin Kesebir

Pelin Kesebir has received her degree in Social Psychology and Personality from the University of Urbana-Champaign, and currently works as a scientist at the Center for Healthy Minds at UW-Madison. She studies happiness and virtues, …

Theresa Kim

Theresa Kim is a program manager in UW-Madison’s Office of Human Resources (OHR). She manages, facilitates and coaches a leadership program for the Learning and Talent Development (LTD) titled Fully Prepared to Lead. This competency …

Michael Koenigs

Dr. Koenigs is a UW neuroscientist who studies how our brains generate our personalities. In particular, Dr. Koenigs studies how dysfunction in certain brain circuits can give rise to problems controlling emotion, decision-making, and social …

Jody Krainer

Jody is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that practiced at a large medical and behavioral healthcare system in Waukesha for twenty years. She also has advance education and experience in business and worked as an …

Cindy Kuhrasch

Cindy Kuhrasch is a Distinguished Faculty Associate in the Department of Kinesiology. All of Cindy’s work is designed to develop caring and compassionate leaders who provide opportunities for children and youth to develop physical, cognitive, …

Rebecca Langhough Koscik

Dr. Rebecca Langhough Koscik’s background training is in statistics and educational psychology (with a specialization in school psychology). Dr. Koscik currently works as a research statistician for the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention and related …

Jordana Lenon

Jordana Lenon, B.S. ’84 UW–Madison, has worked in biomedical research communications at UW–Madison since the mid-1990s, when UW–Madison scientist James Thomson became the first in the world to successfully isolate and culture nonhuman primate embryonic …

Sarah Lose

Sarah Lose, MS is an Exercise Physiologist and the Program Manager of Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo’s Lab at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, which focuses on modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. She …

Thomas “Rock” Mackie

Thomas Mackie was a UW Professor from 1987 to 2012. An applied scientist and engineer, he developed state of the art cancer therapy and imaging systems and spun them out into startup companies; the most …

Kevin Masarik

Kevin Masarik is a groundwater education specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He has assisted tens of thousands of well owners through locally organized well water …

Kristyn Masters

Kristyn Masters is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She earned her B.S. from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from Rice University, both in Chemical …

Patrick McBride

Dr. Patrick McBride is a national expert in the prevention of heart disease and cholesterol, and speaks frequently on how to take care of your heart. He also speaks on exercise and nutrition. Dr. McBride …

Bob McGrath

Bob McGrath, Psy D, ABPP is a licensed psychologist who provided Mind/Body Wellness Services at University Health Services. Bob has expertise in health psychology, positive psychology, authentic happiness, mind/body wellness and stress management. All talks …

Natascha Merten

Dr. Natascha Merten is a Scientist in the Okonkwo Lab within the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and an Honorary Affiliate in the Department of Population Health Sciences. Dr. Merten is also the Director of …

Maria Mora Pinzon

Dr. Mora Pinzon received her MD from the Universidad Central de Venezuela – Escuela Jose Maria Vargas, a master’s degree in Clinical Research from Rush University (Chicago, IL), and completed Preventive Medicine Residency at the …

Alfonso Morales

Alfonso Morales, PhD (Northwestern), is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning (College of Letters and Sciences) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is originally from rural New Mexico with roots in family farming …

Laura Muehlbauer

Laura Muehlbauer is an Analytical Chemistry PhD student in the Chemistry Department. Laura earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her …

Kimberly Mueller

Kimberly Mueller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a Research Affiliate in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Research interests include changes in language in …

Dipesh Navsaria

Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD is a pediatrician working in the public interest. He blends the roles of physician, occasional children’s librarian, educator, public health professional and child health advocate. With graduate degrees in public …

Nicole Nelson

Nicole Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the History department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research examines scientists’ assumptions about the natural world and how these assumptions shape scientific practice. She also does research on …

Joseph Newman

Dr. Joseph P. Newman is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was formerly Department Chair and Director of Clinical Training. Professor Newman is renowned internationally for his theoretical and empirical contributions …

Paula Niedenthal

Paula Niedenthal grew up in Chicago, spending her summers on a family farm between Mauston and Reedsburg in Wisconsin. There, her father, an ordained minister, substitute preached for local pastors. Paula attended the University of …

Bonnie Nuttkinson

Since Bonnie was a young girl she has been interacting and caring for people with dementia and their caregivers. Previously she was a professional caregiver while in grad school and spent 7 years working and …

Ozioma Okonkwo

Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo’s research focuses on clarifying how alterations in the brain and other biomolecules (such as cerebrospinal fluid beta-amyloid) place some cognitively-normal individuals on a pernicious trajectory that culminates in probable Alzheimer’s disease. In …

Beth Olson

Dr. Olson has worked in community-based nutrition research and programs for 25 years, starting with positions at The Kellogg Company in research & development and marketing. She now works at UW Madison doing research and …

Sean Palecek

Sean Palecek graduated from the University of Delaware, majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in biology. He began graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working with Doug Lauffenburger in the Department of …

Kavita Poddar

Kavita Poddar worked as a dietitian in India, then came to United States for higher education. She earned her PhD in nutrition from Virginia Tech and worked as a post-doc at Johns Hopkins before moving …

Keith Poulsen

Keith Poulsen is a practicing large animal veterinarian at the Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital at the School of Veterinary Medicine and am the Section Head of Client Services at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. …

Tongcheng Qian

Tongcheng Qian graduated from Peking University in Beijing, China with the major of Biomedical Engineering. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Morgridge Institute for Research. His research is focused on human pluripotent stem …

Matthew Regan

Matthew has recently moved to Madison to work with UW’s Dr. Hannah Carey, a world-renowned hibernation expert. Together, they are exploring the metabolic tricks that allow some animals to hibernate for months at a time, …

Paul Robbins

Paul Robbins, a native of Denver Colorado and UW–Madison alumnus, holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, along with a master’s degree and doctorate in geography, both from Clark University. As director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental …

Bas Rokers

Dr. Bas Rokers is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UW–Madison. He is an expert in visual perception. He frequently lectures and demonstrates how our brains successfully (and sometimes not so successfully) interact with our …

Warren Rose

Warren Rose is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests and expertise in acute bacterial infections include antimicrobial pharmacology, resistance and virulence, and host-pathogen interactions. He holds …

C. Dustin Rubinstein

Dustin Rubinstein is the Director of the Advanced Genome Editing Laboratory within the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center. As the leader of the CRISPR-focused core laboratory, he collaborates with hundreds of investigators to effectively drive their work …

Andrew Ruis

Andrew Ruis is Associate Director for Research in the Epistemic Analytics lab at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and a fellow in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, …

Krishanu Saha

Professor Saha teaches biomedical engineering, genomics and ethics. In addition to running a research lab at the UW-Madison, he is currently leading two national centers on CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing.

Amy Schubert

Dr. Schubert graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Kinesiology- Exercise Science in 2004 and then continued her education at UW-Madison receiving a Master of Physical Therapy in 2006. She subsequently graduated …

Christine Seroogy

Christine Seroogy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Christine grew up in Green Bay and received a BS in Microbiology from UW–Madison. She completed her medical education at the University of Minnesota, …

John Shutske

Currently Not accepting Talk Requests John Shutske is a professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Biological Systems Engineering. Professor Shutske has 32 years of experience working as a …

Kurt Sladky

Kurt K. Sladky, MS, DVM, Dipl. ACZM: Received his MS and DVM from UW–Madison and completed a Residency in Zoological Medicine at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a Diplomate of …

Traci Snedden

Traci Snedden is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at UW–Madison. Her diverse clinical background reflects a long history in the highly ranked Children’s Hospitals of Milwaukee, Seattle and Denver, where she provided …

Julie Stamm

Dr. Julie Stamm brings a unique perspective on the issues of repetitive head impacts in youth sports as a scientist and expert in the field, an anatomist with knowledge of childhood development throughout the body …

Lisa Steinkamp

Dr. Steinkamp has a Bachelor’s degree in human biology, a Master’s degree in physical therapy, an MBA, and a PhD in educational leadership and policy analysis. Her PT interests are in sports medicine, but her …

Jill Thein-Nissenbaum

Jill is a physical therapist and athletic trainer and a board-certified sports physical therapist. Her area of expertise is the female athlete across the lifespan- from adolescents to master’s athletes and the conditions that are …

Catalina Toma

Catalina Toma has been an assistant professor at UW–Madison since 2010 after obtaining her PhD from Cornell University. Her research examines how people understand and relate to one another when interacting via communication technologies (online …

Daniel Van Der Weide

Professor Daniel Van Der Weide is a pioneer in ultrafast electronics. He applies these terahertz electronic and optical insights to remote threat detection, advanced devices and medicine.

Carol Van Hulle

Dr. Van Hulle received her Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis in quantitative genetics from the University of Colorado. She is now an academic staff scientist with the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Her research focuses …

Cassie Vanderwall

Dr. Vanderwall is an advance degreed clinical dietitian with proven experience as both a leader and team member at a top U.S. academic medical center. She is an accomplished healthcare professional, instructor and researcher with …

Art Walaszek

Art Walaszek is a geriatric psychiatrist, medical educator and public health researcher at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In his clinical practice, Art cares for older adults with dementia, depression, …

Kevin Walters

Kevin Walters has been a Historian and Strategic Research Coordinator for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation since 2011, where his duties include written communications, public outreach, policy consulting, and archives management. He holds a PhD …

Earlise Ward

Earlise Ward conducts community-based clinical research focused on older African American women’s mental health. Her research examines their beliefs about mental illness, whether these beliefs may serve as barriers to seeking mental health services, and …

Emily Ward

Emily J. Ward is an Assistant Professor at UW–Madison, where she directs the Visual Cognition Laboratory. She is broadly interested in understanding the scope and limits of visual perception, with an emphasis on how we …

Susan Wenker

Dr. Wenker earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1991. She also earned a Master of Science in Continuing Vocational Studies from UW-Madison in 2002 and a …

Christine Whelan

Dr. Christine B. Whelan’s motto is “not for school but for life we learn.” Dr. Whelan teaches class on Consuming Happiness, Belonging & Purpose and Finance & Families. She is the author of four applied …