Shannon Silkensen, Ph.D.


Dr. Shannon Silkensen splits her time between CBIIT and NCI’s Center for Global Health (CGH). At CBIIT, she works with NCI Chief Information Officer Jeff Shilling to assist with strategic planning, create customer personas for foreign travel and other operations, and helps assess NCI’s IT acumen. At CGH, Dr. Silkensen leads efforts to reduce the burden of cancer in low- and middle-income countries with the Regional Centers of Research Excellence Program as the program director, as well as working on pathology and diagnostics initiatives.


  • Human Resources
  • IT Operations


  • Cherniak ,W., et al (Silkensen, S.L.). Bringing Evidence-Based Research Project to Scale: New Opportunities to Control Cervix Cancer. In preparation.
  • Silkensen, S.L., Schiffman, M., Sahasrabuddhe, V., Flanigan, J.S. Is It Time to Move Beyond Visual Inspection With Acetic Acid for Cervical Cancer Screening? Glob Health Sci Pract. 2018 Jun 29;6(2):242-246. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-18-00206
  • Sayed, S., et al (Silkensen, S.L.). Improving Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Low and Middle-Income Countries: Roadmap to Solutions. The Lancet, 2018 Mar 14. pii: S0140-6736(18)30459-8.
  • Flanigan, J.S., Silkensen, S.L., Wolf, N.G. Global Health Pathology Research: Purpose and Funding. Clin Lab Med. 2018 Mar;38(1):21-35.