Elizabeth E. Hatch, PhD
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.

2012 DES Follow-up Study: NIH Merit Award
2007 BU School of Public Health: Teaching Award, Cancer Epidemiology
2002 Boston University: Faculty Research Award
2000 Boston University: Teaching Award, Introductory Epidemiology
1983-1987 National Research Service Award (NIH Pre-doctoral Training Grant)

An internet-based preconception cohort study in North America and Denmark
09/14/2016 - 05/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: Elizabeth E. Hatch, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

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 & Human Development

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

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 A preconception cohort study of air pollution, fertility, and miscarriage 1R01ES028923-01A1
2018 An internet-based preconception cohort study in North America and Denmark 5R01HD086742-03
2016 An internet-based preconception cohort study in North America and Denmark 1R01HD086742-01A1
2014 An internet based prospective study of time to pregnancy 5R01HD060680-05 4
2013 An internet based prospective study of time to pregnancy 5R01HD060680-04 4
2012 An internet based prospective study of time to pregnancy 5R01HD060680-03 4
2011 An internet based prospective study of time to pregnancy 5R01HD060680-02 4
2010 An internet based prospective study of time to pregnancy 1R01HD060680-01A1 4
2007 A Pilot Study Of Internet Recruitment and follow-up among Reproductive Age Women 5R21HD050264-02 5
2007 The Association between obesity, central adiposity and endocrine disruptors 5R21ES013724-02 3
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  1. Nillni YI, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Gradus JL, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Mental health, psychotropic medication use, and menstrual cycle characteristics. Clin Epidemiol. 2018; 10:1073-1082.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30214312.
  2. Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Weuve JL, Aschengrau A, Song RJ, Wise LA. Perceived Stress and Fecundability: A Preconception Cohort Study of North American Couples. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Aug 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30137198.
  3. Troisi R, Hatch EE, Palmer JR, Titus L, Sampson JN, Xu X, Hoover RN. Estrogen Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women Exposed In-utero to Diethylstilbestrol. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Jul 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30049842.
  4. Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Vieira VM, Aschengrau A. Exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and time to pregnancy. Environ Res. 2018 Jul 07; 167:136-143.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30014895.
  5. Hatch EE, Wesselink AK, Hahn KA, Michiel JJ, Mikkelsen EM, Sorensen HT, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Intake of Sugar-sweetened Beverages and Fecundability in a North American Preconception Cohort. Epidemiology. 2018 May; 29(3):369-378.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29384791.
  6. McInerney KA, Hahn KA, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Steiner AZ, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT, Snerum TM, Wise LA. Lubricant use during intercourse and time to pregnancy: a prospective cohort study. BJOG. 2018 Mar 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29543376.
  7. Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Wesselink AK, Mikkelsen EM, Sorensen HT, McKinnon CJ, Hatch EE. Male sleep duration and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort study. Fertil Steril. 2018 Mar; 109(3):453-459.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29566862.
  8. Sponholtz TR, Palmer JR, Rosenberg LA, Hatch EE, Adams-Campbell LL, Wise LA. Exogenous Hormone Use and Endometrial Cancer in U.S. Black Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 May; 27(5):558-565.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29475971.
  9. McInerney KA, Hatch EE, Wesselink AK, Mikkelsen EM, Rothman KJ, Perkins RB, Wise LA. Re: The effect of vaccination against human papillomavirus on fecundability. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2018 May; 32(3):303-304.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29315695.
  10. 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. 2018 01 01; 103(1):206-212.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29069384.
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