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Shannon Whirledge, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences); Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Contact Information

Shannon Whirledge, PhD, MSc

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • PO Box 208063

    New Haven, CT, 06525

    United States



Dr. Shannon Whirledge received her B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Political Science in 2003 from Winthrop University and was awarded her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2009 from Baylor College of Medicine. She continued her studies in reproductive endocrinology as an NIH IRTA fellow at the NIEHS. During her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Whirledge received her Masters in Health Science in Clinical Research from Duke University. In 2016, she joined the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Whirledge is an active member of the Endocrine Society, Women in Endocrinology, and the Society for Reproductive Investigation. Dr. Whirledge is an editorial board member for Endocrinology and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for other journals within the fields of Cell Biology and Reproductive Sciences.

Education & Training

  • MSc
    Duke University, Master of Health Science in Clinical Research (2016)
  • PhD
    Baylor College of Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology (2009)
  • IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Eugenia Rosemberg Abstract AwardEndocrine Society2019
Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator AwardWomen in Endocrinology2017
Global Leadership AcademyEndocrine Society2017
NIEHS Paper of the YearNIEHS2017
Rodbell AwardSTL, NIEHS2016

Professional Service

Yale Pathways-Reproductive Physiology ClubOutreach program for local high school students to discover the science of reproduction.2017 - Present
Status of Women in MedicineLiaison for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences2016 - Present
EndocrinologyEditorial Board Member2016 - 2019
Endocrince SocietySelected member of the Basic Science Focus Group2016 - 2019

Departments & Organizations