Learn about some of our recent progress

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November 2018: Lisa presents data from our study on physical activity in rural women at the American Public Health Association in San Diego.

October 2018: Lisa presents data from our PALS trial at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health in London.

September 2018: New doctoral student Somya Rastogi joins the lab. Somya comes to us with a master's degree in public health.

May 2018: Jess and Lisa present to the Wisconsin Public Health Association in Green Bay, WI.

May 2018: Diana presents her thesis data at the American College of Sports Medicine in Minneapolis, MN.

April 2018: Preshita presents her capstone project at UW - Madison.

October 2017: Our lab participates in the UW Carbone Cancer Center's Race for Research. 

August 2017: Our paper on physical activity and sedentary behavior among cancer survivors is published. This paper uses data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

July 2017: Preshita Date joins the lab. Preshita is an MD/MPH student at the UW - Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and is doing her yearlong capstone with our PALS project.

June 2017: Our paper on non-worksite interventions to reduce sedentary behavior is published in the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. 

April 2017: Brittany presents a poster on the Planning for Active Living Study (PALS)

March 2017: Lisa presents data from our heart rate validation study at the Society for Behavioral Medicine's Annual Meeting.

January 2017: New paper published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners titled, Using Fitness
Trackers in Clinical Research: What Nurse Practitioners Need to Know.

January 2017: Lisa is a guest on WPR's Larry Meiller show, talking with callers about the benefits of physical activity for cancer survivors. You can listen to the show here .  

January 2017: Channel 3000 profiles our PALS trial.  Click here to view Dave Delozier's piece and his interview with Lisa and with our inspriational intervention group participant Mary.

November 2016: Lisa presents on the Plan & Stand Study as part of a panel of UW - Madison collaborators at the American Congress of Rehabiliation Medicine. 

September 2016: Brittany Van Remortel starts her MPH Capstone experience in the PA Epi Lab. As an MD/MPH student, Brittany brings her knowledge of clinical workflow and excellent skills with patients to the PALS trial. 

September 2016: Jess Gorzelitz-Liebhauser, M.S. begins the doctoral work in the PA Epi Lab. Jess has been at the UW-Madison for several years, graduating with a bachelor's in Kinesiology, then earning an M.S. in Epidemiology.

September 2016: Diana Dorn begins her Master's degree in the PA Epi Lab. Although Diana is new to graduate school, she was a UW Kinesiology major and has been a key member of the lab since 2015. Diana manages the Plan & Stand Study for breast cancer survivors.

August 2016: We launch enrollment of our new trial, the Planning for Active Living Study (PALS). This physical activity intervention program is for UW Health patients who have been diagnosed with Stage 0-III breast or colorectal cancer within the past 5 years.

July 2016: We bid a fond farewell to postdoc Keith Thraen-Borowski, who has landed a tenure-track faculty position at Loras College. Congratulations to Keith on his new job!

June 2016: Lisa presents our reseach as part of a symposium on wearable technologies in chronic disease management at the World Congress on Active Ageing in Melbourne, Australia.

April 2016: We receive a grant from the Virginia Horne Henry Committee to study physical activity needs among rural Wisconsin women. 

April 2016: Lisa speaks at Sanford Health's first annual Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Symposium in Souix Falls, SD. Read about the innovative Edith Sanford Breast Center.

March 2016: Lisa presents data on physical activity and neighoborhood characteristics from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) at the Society for Behavioral Medicine's annual meeting. SHOW is a UW - Madison project to monitor the health of Wisconsin residents and provide infrastructure for translational research and ancillary studies. Read more about SHOW .

March 2016: Lisa is quoted in Genome Magazine's article on fitness trackers.

November 2015: Lisa receives a Susan G. Komen Junior Faculty Travel Award for Obesity & Breast Cancer Research to attend Obesity Week in Los Angeles, CA.

September 2015: Lisa attends the NCI's Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) cross-centers scientific meeting in Seattle, WA.

August 2015: Lisa is quoted in Prevention article on exercise and wellness

July 2015: Paper on the use of the Fitbit for continuous monitoring of physical activity adherence is accepted for publication in the Journal of mHealth and uHealth. Access it here .

July 2015: Lisa is selected to participate in the UW Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence ( MTLE ) Fellowship.

July 2015: Dr. Keith Thraen-Borowski joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.

June 2015: Lisa is selected for a $75,000 pilot research grant award from the UW - Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). This line of research will test the use of Survivorship Care Plans to deliver a technology-based physical activity intervention. Read about this round of ICTR awards here .

June 2015: Lisa attends the 2nd Summer Institute for Statistics in Clinical Research at the University of Washington, Seattle.
May 2015: Lisa presents research findings on self-monitoring and weight loss among women at elevated breast cancer risk at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in San Diego, CA. 
April 2015: Lisa presents research findings and chairs a panel discussion on technology-based physical activity promotion at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. 
July 2015: Paper, " Randomized Trial of a Fitbit-Based Physical Activity Intervention for Women " accepted for publication in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
September 2014: Lisa receives a career development award (K07) from the National Cancer Institute to examine sedentary behavior among breast cancer survivors. 
August 2014: Lisa is quoted in an Associated Press article on wearable technologies, picked up by the Denver Post, the Boston Globe, and others.
June 2015: Our research is profiled by LiveScience .
June 2015: Our research is profiled by Reuters .
December 2014: Lisa attends the NIH mHealth Training Institute at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C.
November 2014: Lisa attends the NCI's Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer ( TREC ) cross-centers scientific meeting in Boston, MA.
August 2014: Lisa joins the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. You can view my departmental webpage here