University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Shannon Conroy, PhD, MPH

Research Specialist, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Control

Education

  • University of California San Diego, CA, BS, 06/1997, Biochemistry
  • San Diego State University, CA, MPH, 09/2001, Epidemiology
  • University of California Davis, CA, PhD, 09/2009, Epidemiology
  • University of Hawaii Cancer Center, HI, PDF, 10/2011, Cancer Epidemiology
  • Alberta Health Services- Cancer Care, AB, PDF, 09/2013, Cancer Epidemiology

Professional Experience

  • 1995-1997
    Scientific Volunteer Intern, Scripps Research Institute, Department of Neuropharmacology, San Diego, CA
  • 1997-1999
    Lab Technician, Scripps Research Institute, Department of Neuropharmacology, San Diego, CA
  • 2000-2001
    Graduate Intern, San Diego State University Foundation, Cancer Clinical Services Quality Assurance Project, San Diego, CA
  • 2001-2002
    California Epidemiologic Investigation Service Fellow, California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, Oakland, CA
  • 2002-2006
    Research Evaluator, University of California, San Francisco, position with the California Department of Public Health, Cancer Detection Section
  • 2007-2008
    Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Davis, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Davis, CA
  • 2009-2011
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI.
  • 2011-2013
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Alberta Health Services, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 2013-2015
    Research Scientist III, California Department of Public Health, Chronic Disease Control Branch, Data and Information Section, Sacramento, CA
  • 2013-present
    Assistant Clinical Professor (Volunteer Faculty), Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, CA
  • 2015
    Research Associate IV, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, CA
  • 2016-2017
    Staff Scientist, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, CA
  • 2017-present
    Research Specialist, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 1995-1997
    Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Fellowship Training Award
  • 1999-2001
    Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students, University of San Diego, Institute for Public Health
  • 2008
    Consortium for Women and Research Travel Award
  • 2009-2011
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center's Nutrition & Behavioral Cancer Prevention, Multiethnic Population Postdoctoral Training Program (National Cancer Institute R25)
  • 2012
    Society for Epidemiologic Research's Student & Postdoctoral Committee Travel Scholarship
  • 2012
    Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award
  • 2012-2013
    Canadian Institute of Health Research Health Research Training Postdoctoral Fellow Award
  • 2012-2013
    Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Selected Publications

  1. Neilson HK, Conroy SM, Friedenreich CM. The influence of energetic factors on biomarkers of postmenopausal breast cancer risk. Curr Nutr Rep 2013;3:22-24. PMCID: PMC3921460 c. Conroy SM, Neilson HK, O’Reilly R, Woolcott CG, Stanczyk FZ, Courneya KS, Friedenreich CM. Associations between postmenopausal endogenous sex hormones and C-reactive protein: A clearer picture with regional adiposity adjustment? Menopause 2017;24(9):1040-48
  2. Conroy SM, Courneya KS, Brenner DR, Shaw E, O'Reilly R, Yasui Y, Woolcott CG, Friedenreich CM. Impact of aerobic exercise on levels of IL-4 and IL-10: results from two randomized intervention trials. Cancer Med 2016; 5(9):2385-97. PMCID: PMC5055172
  3. Morimoto Y, Conroy SM, Ollberding NJ, Kim Y, Lim U, Cooney RV, Franke AA, Wilkens LR, Hernandez BY, Goodman MT, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN, Le Marchand L, Maskarinec G. (2014). Ethnic differences in serum adipokine and C-reactive protein levels: The Multiethnic Cohort. Int J Obes 38(11):1416-22.PMC4247246
  4. Conroy SM, Maskarinec G, Park SY, Wilkens LR, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN. The effects of soy consumption before diagnosis on breast cancer survival: the Multiethnic Cohort Study. Nutr Cancer 2013;65(4):527-37. PMCID: PMC3821969
  5. Conroy SM, Maskarinec G, Morimoto Y, Franke AA, Cooney RV, Wilkens LR, Goodman MT, Hernandez BY, Le Marchand L, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and circulating markers of inflammation and adiposity in a nested case-control study: the Multiethnic Cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2013;22(3):337-47. PMCID: PMC3596426
  6. Maskarinec G, Pagano IS, Little MA, Conroy SM, Park SY, Kolonel LN. Mammographic density as a predictor of breast cancer survival: the Multiethnic Cohort. Breast Cancer Research 2013;15(1):R7. PMCID: PMC3672725
  7. Conroy SM, Woolcott CG, Koga KR, Byrne C, Nagata C, Ursin G, Vachon CM, Yaffe MJ, Pagano I, Maskarinec G. Mammographic density and risk of breast cancer by adiposity: an analysis of four case-control studies. Int J Cancer 2012;130(8):1915-24. PMCID: PMC3254813
  8. Conroy SM, Koga K, Woolcott CG, Dahl T, Byrne C, Nagata C, Ursin G, Yaffe MJ, Vachon CM, Maskarinec G. Higher alcohol intake may modify the association between mammographic density and breast cancer: An analysis of three case-control studies. Cancer Epidemiol 2012;36(5):458-60. PMCID: PMC3438372
  9. Morimoto Y, Maskarinec G, Conroy SM, Lim U, Shepherd J, Novotny R. (2012). Asian ethnicity is associated with a higher trunk/periphery fat ratio in women and adolescent girls. J Epidemiol 22(2):130-5. PMCID: PMC3798591
  10. Ollberding NJ, Maskarinec G, Conroy SM, Morimoto Y, Franke AA, Cooney RV, Wilkens LR, Le Marchand L, Goodman MT, Hernandez BY, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN. Prediagnostic circulating carotenoid levels and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: the Multiethnic Cohort. Blood 2012;119(24):5817-23. PMCID: PMC3382940
  11. Morimoto Y, Conroy SM, Ollberding NJ, Henning SM, Franke AA, Wilkens LR, Goodman MT, Hernandez BY, Le Marchand L, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN, Maskarinec G. Erythrocyte membrane fatty acid composition, serum lipids, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma risk in a nested case-control study: the Multiethnic Cohort. Cancer Causes Control 2012;23(10):1693-703. PMCID: PMC3763076
  12. Conroy SM, Butler LM, Harvey D, Gold EB, Sternfeld B, Greendale GA, Habel LA. Metabolic syndrome and mammographic density: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Int J Cancer 2011;129(7):1699-707. PMCID: PMC3610563
  13. Conroy SM, Chai W, Lim U, Franke AA, Cooney RV, Maskarinec G. (2011). Leptin, adiponectin, and obesity among Caucasian and Asian women. Mediators Inflamm 2011:253580. PMCID: PMC3038565
  14. Maskarinec G, Ollberding NJ, Conroy SM, Morimoto Y, Pagano IS, Franke AA, Gentzschein E, Stanczyk FZ. Estrogen levels in nipple aspirate fluid and serum during a randomized soy trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2011;20(9):1815-21. PMICD: PMC3169755
  15. Conroy SM, Maskarinec G, Wilkens LR, White KK, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN. Obesity and breast cancer survival in ethnically diverse postmenopausal women: the Multiethnic Cohort Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2011;129(2):565-74. PMCID: PMC3164157
  16. Maskarinec G, Sen C, Koga K, Conroy SM. Ethnic differences in breast cancer survival: status and determinants. Womens Health 2011;7(6):677-87. PMCID: PMC3256927
  17. Conroy SM, Butler LM, Harvey D, Gold EB, Sternfeld B, Oestreicher N, Green GA, Habel LA. Physical activity and change in mammographic density: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation. Am J Epidemiol 2010;171(9):960-8. PMCID: PMC2877475