Elizabeth N. Pearce, MD, MSc
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

MD, Harvard Medical School
MS, Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. Pearce is a renowned clinical investigator, endocrinologist and epidemiologist who has made significant contributions in iodine nutrition, thyroid disease in pregnancy, environmental thyroid disrupters and the association of thyroid function with cardiovascular risk. Her internationally cited publications have changed recommendations in the US for iodine supplementation and iodine use in pregnancy. A past President of the American Thyroid Association (ATA), Dr. Pearce is the recipient of the prestigious Van Meter Award and she recently co-chaired the ATA’s Thyroid in Pregnancy Guidelines Task Force. She has been part of the leadership of the Iodine Global Network, a nongovernmental agency devoted to the elimination of iodine deficiency disorders, since 2007.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

2018 Women in Thyroidology: Woman of the Year
2018-2019 American Thyroid Association: President
2017-2019 Castle Connolly : Exceptional Women in Medicine
2017-2020 Boston Magazine: Top Doctors
2013 The Endocrine Society: Outstanding Reviewer Recognition Award
2011 American Thyroid Association: Van Meter Award
2010 American College of Endocrinology: Inducted as Fellow
2009-2020 Castle Connolly : America's Top Doctors

Combining the datasets of four clinical studies on thyroid endpoints following perchlorate exposure
08/16/2016 - 07/31/2017 (PI)
SQM North America Corporation

Cardiovascular Consequences of Thyroid Dysfunction
09/30/2003 - 06/30/2008 (PI)
NIH/National Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
5 K23 DK64611 05

Rapid Test Kit for Measurement of Urinary Iodine
12/14/2020 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Lynntech, Inc. National Institutes

Perchiorate and Thyroid Hormones In Pregnancy and Infants in Southern California
06/01/2013 - 05/31/2016 (PI)
Univ of Cailfornia, Berkeley NIH-NIEHS


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  1. Chen Y, Guo W, Pan Z, Zhang D, Gao M, Wu W, Wang C, Duan Y, Gu X, Pearce EN, Lai J, Zhang W. Exploration of the optimal range of urinary iodine concentration in Chinese pregnant women in mildly iodine-deficient and -sufficient areas. Eur J Nutr. 2021 Nov 05. PMID: 34739565
  2. Amouzegar A, Pearce EN, Mehran L, Lazarus J, Takyar M, Azizi F. TPO antibody in euthyroid pregnant women and cognitive ability in the offspring: a focused review. J Endocrinol Invest. 2021 Sep 13. PMID: 34515961
  3. Nazeri P, Tahmasebinejad Z, Pearce EN, Zarezadeh Z, Tajeddini T, Mirmiran P, Azizi F. Does maternal iodine supplementation during the lactation have a positive impact on neurodevelopment of children? Three-year follow up of a randomized controlled trial. Eur J Nutr. 2021 Oct; 60(7):4083-4091. PMID: 33974129
  4. Siskind SM, Lee SY, Pearce EN. Investigating hypothyroidism. BMJ. 2021 04 27; 373:n993.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33906834
  5. Sekhon I, Pearce EN, He X, Lee SY. Iodine Content in Meal Replacements in the United States. Endocr Pract. 2021 Jul; 27(7):668-672.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33705969
  6. Lee SY, Pearce EN. Testing, Monitoring, and Treatment of Thyroid Dysfunction in Pregnancy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 03 08; 106(3):883-892.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33349844; PMCID: PMC7947825; DOI: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa945;
  7. Guo W, Dong S, Jin Y, Pan Z, Pearce EN, Wu W, Zhang Y, Chen W, Zhang W. Evaluation of variation of saliva iodine and recommendations for sample size and sampling time: Implications for assessing iodine nutritional status. Clin Nutr. 2021 05; 40(5):3559-3566. PMID: 33388206
  8. Rodriguez-Diaz E, Rivera-Ortiz JI, Lee SY, Gonzalez-Rodriguez LA, He X, Pearce EN. Iodine Status in Pregnant Women of Puerto Rico. Endocr Pract. 2021 Mar; 27(3):241-244.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33618848
  9. Kerver JM, Pearce EN, Elliott MR, Paneth N. Clearing up the misinterpretation on iodine intake in pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 04; 224(4):418-419. PMID: 33221295
  10. Pearce EN. An endocrinologist's journey in iodine nutrition. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2020 Nov 17. PMID: 33199852
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