Elizabeth E. Hatch, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

PhD, Yale University
MS, Harvard School of Public Health



Dr. Hatch’s research interests are focused on exposures related to fertility and pregnancy outcomes. She has been principal investigator of two NIH-funded grants to evaluate factors related to reproductive health in Denmark. Currently, in collaboration with Dr. Wise, she is leading a five year study to continue enrollment and combine data from the Danish cohort and the similarly-designed PRESTO cohort in North America. The study uses internet-based recruitment and follow-up and is evaluating factors related to fertility, miscarriage, and adverse pregnancy outcomes, with a particular focus on diet and medication use. With support from the Oak Foundation and the National Toxicology Program, Dr. Hatch is evaluating exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals a subset of women in the cohort, and whether they may affect fertility and pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Hatch is also interested in prenatal and childhood exposures in relation to long-term health outcomes such as hormonally-related cancers, reproductive outcomes, and obesity. She teaches cancer epidemiology and has conducted research on several cancer sites including brain cancer, childhood leukemia, and breast and cervical cancer. Prior to joining the faculty at BU in 2000, she was an investigator at the National Cancer Institute, where she led a large cohort study on the health risks of exposure to the synthetic hormone, diethylstilbestrol (DES) among women exposed during pregnancy and their offspring exposed in utero. She continues her involvement with the DES study as a co-investigator of the BU DES study site, where 2nd and 3rd generation offspring are being followed for cancer and other conditions.


An internet-based preconception cohort study in North America and Denmark
09/14/2016 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health &
1R01HD086742-01A1

The Risk of Reproductive Disorders & Childhood Obesity in Relation to Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
12/01/2009 - 01/31/2017 (PI)
Oak Foundation


An internet based prospective study of time to pregnancy
01/15/2010 - 12/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health &
5R01HD060680-05

A Pilot Study if Internet Recruitment and Follow Up Among Reproductive Age Women
07/01/2006 - 06/30/2009 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5 R21 HD50264 02

The Association Between Obesity, Central Adiposity and Endocrine Disruptors
02/01/2006 - 01/31/2009 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5 R21 ES13724 02

Risk Factors for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
09/01/2004 - 08/31/2005 (PI)
Silent Spring Institute NIH NCI



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Troisi R, Hatch EE, Titus L, Strohsnitter W, Gail MH, Huo D, Adam E, Robboy SJ, Hyer M, Hoover RN, Palmer JR. Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and cancer risk in women. Environ Mol Mutagen. 2017 Nov 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29124779.
  2. Troisi R, Titus L, Hatch EE, Palmer JR, Huo D, Strohsnitter WC, Adam E, Ricker W, Hyer M, Hoover RN. A Prospective Cohort Study of Prenatal Diethylstilbestrol Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease Risk. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Oct 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29069384.
  3. Wesselink AK, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Sørensen HT, Wise LA. Age and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Sep 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28917614.
  4. McInerney KA, Hatch EE, Wesselink AK, Mikkelsen EM, Rothman KJ, Perkins RB, Wise LA. The Effect of Vaccination Against Human Papillomavirus on Fecundability. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2017 Sep 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28881394.
  5. Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Tucker KL, Saklani S, Mikkelsen EM, Cueto H, Riis AH, Trolle E, McKinnon CJ, Hahn KA, Rothman KJ, Toft Sørensen H, Hatch EE. Dietary fat intake and fecundability in two preconception cohort studies. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28595290.
  6. Sponholtz TR, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Hatch EE, Adams-Campbell LL, Wise LA. Reproductive factors and incidence of endometrial cancer in U.S. black women. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Jun; 28(6):579-588.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28361447; DOI: 10.1007/s10552-017-0880-4;.
  7. Vinceti M, Violi F, Tzatzarakis M, Mandrioli J, Malagoli C, Hatch EE, Fini N, Fasano A, Rakitskii VN, Kalantzi OI, Tsatsakis A. Pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in cerebrospinal fluid of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients: a case-control study. Environ Res. 2017 May; 155:261-267. PMID: 28242563; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.02.025;.
  8. Christensen T, Riis AH, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Nielsen MG, Rothman KJ, Toft Sørensen H, Mikkelsen EM. Costs and Efficiency of Online and Offline Recruitment Methods: A Web-Based Cohort Study. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Mar 01; 19(3):e58.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28249833; DOI: 10.2196/jmir.6716;.
  9. Rosofsky A, Janulewicz P, Thayer KA, McClean M, Wise LA, Calafat AM, Mikkelsen EM, Taylor KW, Hatch EE. Exposure to multiple chemicals in a cohort of reproductive-aged Danish women. Environ Res. 2017 Apr; 154:73-85.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28039828; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.12.011;.
  10. Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Mikkelsen EM, Cueto H, Hahn KA, Rothman KJ, Tucker KL, Sørensen HT, Hatch EE. Dairy intake and fecundability in 2 preconception cohort studies. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Jan; 105(1):100-110.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27903519; DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.116.138404;.
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