UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology - Lisa Cadmus-Bertram

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Lisa Cadmus-Bertram

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Lisa Cadmus-Bertram

Assistant Professor

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Personal Biography

I received my Ph.D. in 2007 from Yale University, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington, and spent 5 years at UC San Diego before joining UW - Madison in 2014.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention & Control
University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA

Ph D, Epidemiology and Psychology
Yale University
New Haven, CT

M.Phil, Psychology
Yale University
New Haven, CT

MS, Psychology
Yale University
New Haven, CT

BA, Psychology
Carleton College
Northfield, MN



Teaching Interests

Physical activity epidemiology, health promotion, research methods, physical activity and health

Non-Credit Teaching

  • Instruction Type: Mentoring, Sponsoring Organization: University of California, San Diego, Academic, Description: Doctoral committee co-chair for Julie Wang (graduate student in Health Behavior, UCSD)
    Start Date: 2013, End Date: 2013

Research Interests

My research focuses on the role of physical activity and obesity in cancer incidence and survivorship, with a special interest in the use of consumer-based technnologies to promote healthy lifestyles.

Grants and Sponsorships

  • 2013-2014 - "Sedentary Behavior, Cognitive Functioning, And Inflammation Among Breast Cancer Survivors," Awarded By: UCSD Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Sheri Hartman, Principal; Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Supporting.
  • 2012-2014 - "Using Technology To Promote Activity In Women At Elevated Breast Cancer Risk," Awarded By: NCI/NIH, Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Principal.
  • 2009-2014 - "Athena Breast Health," Awarded By: Safeway Foundation Award, Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Supporting; Barbara Parker.
  • "Sedentary Behavior And Breast Cancer: Interventions And Biomarkers," Awarded By: NCI/NIH, Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Principal.
    Abstract: This grant received a highly fundable score and is expected to be awarded in the summer of 2014


  • Schmitz, K., Neuhouser, M., Agurs-Collins, T., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Dean, L., Zanetti, K., & Drake, B. (2014). Impact of obesity on cancer survivorship and the potential relevance of race and ethnicity. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 105(18), 1344-1354.
  • Patterson, R., Clark, C., Kerr, J., Natarajan, L., Marshall, S., Pakiz, B., & Cadmus-Bertram, L. (2013). Metabolism and breast cancer risk: frontiers in research and practice. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 113(2), 288-296.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., McTiernan, A., Ulrich, C., Stovall, R., Ceballos, R., McGregor, B., Ramaprasad, J., & Littman, A. (2013). Predictors of adherence to a 26-week yoga intervention among post-treatment breast cancer survivors. Journal of Alternative and Completementary Medicine. 19(9), 751-758.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., Wang, J., Patterson, R., Newman, V., Parker, B., & Pierce, J. (2013). Web-based self-monitoring for weight loss among overweight/obese women at elevated risk of breast cancer: The HELP Pilot Study. Psycho-Oncology. 22(8), 1821-1828.
  • Beasley, J., Kwan, M., Chen, W., Weltzien, E., Kroenke, C., Ku, W., Nechuta, S., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Patterson, R., Sternfeld, B., Shu, X., Pierce, J., & Caan, B. (2012). Meeting the physical activity guidelines and survival after breast cancer: findings from the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 131(2), 637-643.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., & Patterson, R. (2012). Overview of Nutritional Epidemiology. In Coulston M, Boushey CJ (Eds.), Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease 3rd Edition. Burlington, MA: Elsevier Academic Press.
  • Littman, A., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Ceballos, R., Ulrich, C., Ramaprasad, J., McGregor, B., & McTiernan, A. (2012). Randomized controlled pilot trial of yoga in overweight and obese breast cancer survivors: Effects on quality of life and anthropometric measures. Supportive Care in Cancer. 20(2), 267-277.
  • Imayama, I., Alfano, C., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Wang, C., Xiao, L., Duggan, C., Campbell, K., Foster-Schubert, K., & McTiernan, A. (2011). Effects of 12-month exervise on health-related quality of life: a randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine. 52(5), 344-351.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., & Irwin, M. (2011). Feasibility of institutional registry-based recruitment for enrolling newly diagnosed breast cancer patients into an exercise trial. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 8(7), 955-963.
  • Campbell, K., Foster-Schubert, K., Alfano, C., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Xiao, L., Duggan, C., Irwin, M., Ulrich, C., & McTiernan, A. (2011). Injuries in sedentary individuals enrolled in a 12-month randomized controlled exercise trial. Journal of physical Activity & Health. 9(2), 198-207.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., Patrick, M., Maciejewski, M., Topolski, T., Belza, B., & Patrick, D. (2010). Community-based aquatic exercise and quality of life in persons with osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care and Research. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 42(1), 8-15.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., Stefanick, M., Saquib, N., Natarajan, L., Patterson, R., Bardwell, W., Flatt, S., Newman, V., Rock, C., Thomson, C., & Pierce, J. (2010). Physical activity, additional breast cancer events, and mortality among early-stage breast cancer survivors: Findings from the WHEL Study. Cancer Causes and Control. 22(3), 427-435.
  • Patterson, R., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Emond, J., & Pierce, J. (2010). Physical activity, diet, adiposity and female breast cancer prognosis: A review of the epidemiologic literature. Maturitas. 66(1), 5-15.
  • Latka, R., Alvarez-Reeves, M., Cadmus-Bertram, L., & iRWIN, m. (2009). Adherence to a randomized controlled trial of aerobic exercise in breast cancer survivors: The Yale Exercise and Survivorship Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 3(3), 148-157.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., Salovey, P., Yu, H., Chung, G., & Irwin, M. (2009). Exercise and quality of life during and after treatment for breast cancer: Results of two randomized controlled trials. Psycho-Oncology. 18(4), 343-352.
  • Irwin, M., Alvarez-Reeves, M., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Mierzejewski, E., Mayne, S., & Yu, H. (2009). Exercise improves body fat, lean mass and bone mass in breast cancer survivors. Obesity. 17(8), 1534-1541.
  • Irwin, M., Varma, K., Alvarez-Reeves, M., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Wiley, A., & Chung, G. (2009). Randomized controlled trial of exercise on insulin and insluin0like growth factors in breast cancer survivors: The Yale Exercise and Survivorship Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 18(1), 306-313.
  • Marshall, S., Kerr, J., Carlson, J., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Patterson, R., Wasilenko, K., Crist, K., Rosenberg, D., & Natarajan, L. Patterns of weekday and weekend sedentary behavior among older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., Irwin, M., Alfano, C., Campbell, K., Duggan, C., Foster-Schubert, K., & McTiernan, A. (in press). Predicting adherence of formerly sedentary adults to a 12-month exercise intervention. Journal of Physical Activity and Health.


  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., Wang, J., Pierce, J., Patterson, R., Newman, V., Ojeda-Frounier, H., & Parker, B. (2012, April 27). Internet-assisted weight loss for overweight/obese women at high risk for breast cancer, Epidemiology Research Exchange, San Diego, California.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., Wang, J., Pierce, J., Patterson, R., Newman, V., Ojeda-Frounier, H., & Parker, B. (2011, December 8). Internet-assisted weight loss for overweight/obese women at high risk for breast cancer, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., Pierce, J., Patterson, R., Ojeda-Fournier, H., & Parker, B. (2011, September 3). Training overweight/obese older women at high risk for breast cancer to use web-based weight loss tools: The HELP Pilot Study, American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium, San Francisco, CA.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., Yu, H., Wiley, A., Chung, G., & Irwin, M. (2009, May 29). Effect of a 6-month exercise intervention on physical activity, weight, body composition, and insulin among recently diagnosed breast cancer survivors, American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA.
  • Cadmus-Bertram, L., Stovall, R., McTiernan, A., & Littman, A. (2009, April 10). Predictors of adherence to a 26-week viniyoga intervention among post-treatment breast cancer survivors, Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Symposium, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Awards and Honors

  • NIH Loan Repayment Program Awardee
    Organization: NIH
    Description: Declined
    Date(s): 2013
  • CDC Physical Activity & Public Health (PAPH) Research Course
    Description: Fellow
    Date(s): 2012
  • Clarence Darrow Fellowship
    Organization: University of Michigan Law School
    Description: Declined
    Date(s): 2009
  • Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Traning Grant
    Organization: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Date(s): 2007 - 2009
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