Tanya Schlam, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of UW-CTRI. Dr. Schlam’s research focuses on health behavior change—primarily smoking cessation—and she works on developing interventions (including mobile health interventions) to help people acquire behavioral and cognitive control skills to optimize health outcomes in the face of societal, environmental, interpersonal, and psychological challenges. She teaches in the Department of Kinesiology’s major in Health Promotion and Health Equity.
Dr. Schlam earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a PhD in clinical psychology from Rutgers. She completed a predoctoral clinical internship in the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry, including an elective rotation at UW-CTRI followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship at UW-CTRI.