Shannon Lynch is an Assistant Professor of Cancer Prevention and Control at Fox Chase Cancer Center focused on studying multilevel risk factors in cancer, from neighborhood and environmental exposures to behaviors and genetics. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania and her Masters in Public Health from The George Washington University. While at Penn, she lead a study in breast and testicular cancer survivors testing the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an online, weight loss program. She also held an F31 grant from the National Institute on Aging investigating the effect of neighborhood, behaviors, and genetics on telomere length, a biomarker often implicated in cancer. Prior to Penn, she served as the National Cancer Institute(NCI) Project Officer for the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers, a transdisciplinary, national study focused on investigating social, environmental, and biological risk factors associated with puberty and breast cancer in both animal and human populations. She has a continued focus not only etiologic research, but also cancer survivorship issues. She became interested working with cancer survivors after volunteering with a program called “Cancer to 5K” that is sponsored by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. She is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Preventive Oncology.