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

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

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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

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
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Prenatal Exposure to NIS inhibitors, Iodine Deficiency, and Thyroid Dysfunction
07/19/2022 - 07/30/2024 (PI)
Baylor University National Institute o

Rapid Test Kit for Measurement of Urinary Iodine
12/14/2020 - 03/31/2023 (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. Derakhshan A, Männistö T, Chen L, Osinga JAJ, Ashoor G, Lu X, Bliddal S, Tao FB, Brown SJ, Vaidya B, Hattersley AT, Itoh S, Popova PV, Aminorroaya A, Kishi R, Kianpour M, Vasukova EA, López-Bermejo A, Oken E, Chatzi L, Vafeiadi M, Bramer WM, Bassols J, Lertxundi A, Fernández-Somoano A, Carrasco P, Auvinen J, Huang K, Feldt-Rasmussen U, Grineva EN, Alexander EK, Pearce EN, Chaker L, Walsh JP, Peeters RP, Guxens M, Suvanto E, Nicolaides KH, Korevaar TIM. Association of Gestational Free and Total Triiodothyronine With Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia, Preterm Birth, and Birth Weight: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2024 Feb 20; 109(3):e1290-e1298. PMID: 37878891
  2. Kaplan ZB, Pearce EN, Lee SY, Shin HM, Schmidt RJ. Maternal Thyroid Dysfunction During Pregnancy as an Etiologic Factor in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Challenges and Opportunities for Research. Thyroid. 2024 Jan 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38149625
  3. Annesi CA, Woods AP, Kim NE, Pearce EN, Merrill AL, McAneny D, Drake FT. Limited English Proficiency and Graves' Disease at an Urban Safety Net Hospital. J Surg Res. 2024 Jan 13; 296:56-65.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38219507
  4. Nazeri P, Pearce EN, Farrokhzad N, Baghalha F, Shariat M, Azizi F. Do Postpartum Maternal Iodine Status or Supplementation Affect Thyroid Function After Delivery? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2023 Nov 15. PMID: 37966688
  5. Pearce EN. Endocrine Disruptors and Thyroid Health. Endocr Pract. 2024 Feb; 30(2):172-176. PMID: 37956907
  6. Lee SY, Pearce EN. Hyperthyroidism: A Review. JAMA. 2023 Oct 17; 330(15):1472-1483.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37847271; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2023.19052;
  7. Guo W, Yang Y, Jiang W, Cheng Y, Wu W, Pan Z, Zhang D, Li S, Ren Z, Zhang N, Zhang K, Pearce EN, Chen W, Zhang W. An Iodine Balance Study in Chinese School-age Children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2023 Sep 18; 108(10):e949-e955. PMID: 37146180
  8. Pearce EN. Is it time to re-assess the development of thyroid function reference ranges? Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2023 Oct; 11(10):711-712. PMID: 37696274
  9. Chiung-Hui Peng C, Han C, Waisayanand N, De Leo S, Srimatkandada P, Kommareddy S, Pearce EN, He X, Lee SY. Changes in Urinary Iodine Levels Following Bariatric Surgery. Endocr Pract. 2023 Sep; 29(9):710-715.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37385530; PMCID: PMC10528999; DOI: 10.1016/j.eprac.2023.06.008;
  10. Shan Z, Li Y, Li Y, Wang H, Teng D, Teng X, Chong W, Shi X, Li J, Guo J, Lou Z, Fan C, Ding S, He L, Liu H, Pearce EN, Teng W. Changing Iodine Status and the Incidence of Thyroid Disease in Mainland China: A Prospective 20-Year Follow-Up Study. Thyroid. 2023 Jul; 33(7):858-866. PMID: 37082958
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Latest Evidence on Hyperthyroidism Symptoms, Treatment

Medscape 10/30/2023

Recognizing clinical signs of hyperthyroidism leads to appropriate treatments, reduces adverse impact on health

SCIENMAG 10/17/2023

Less Dairy Leads to Decline in Iodine Concentrations`

Medscape 10/4/2023

Exposure to EDCs may negatively affect thyroid function, but more research needed

Healio News 5/16/2023

Why Iodized Salt Is Important for You and Your Thyroid

Medscape 5/10/2022

Thyroid and Pregnancy : Why It Matters, with Dr. Elizabeth Pearce from Boston University

Apple Podcast 2/25/2022

Risk stratification, molecular testing among recent advances in thyroid cancer treatment

Healio 2/7/2022

Elizabeth Pearce: maintaining the fight against iodine deficiency

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology 4/19/2021

What does iodine do for the body and why it is crucial for new mothers

INSIDER 2/20/2020

Elizabeth Warren Releases Medical Report with Doctor Calling her ‘Very Healthy’

The Boston Globe 12/6/2019

These Sneaky Symptoms Could Signal a Thyroid Disorder

Yahoo Lifestyle 10/28/2019

Charles River, Medical Campus Faculty Promoted to Full Professor

BU Today 2/11/2019

12 Signs of Hashimoto’s Disease Everyone Should Know

Reader's Digest 1/22/2019

Thyroid Medication Among Most Prescribed in U.S.

Public News Service 1/10/2019

Thyroid Cancer Treatment: Less Is Often More, But Surgeons Are Slow To Shift

WBUR 11/9/2018

Can Thyroid Screening During Pregnancy Protect Your Baby?

Healthline 11/7/2018

Prenatal Multivitamins Provide Uneven Source Of Iodine

Healio 10/23/2018

Why thyroid health should matter to all, especially women

Chicago Sun - Times 1/2/2018

2018 Women in Thyroidology: Woman of the Year
2018-2019 American Thyroid Association: President
2017-2021 Castle Connolly : Exceptional Women in Medicine
2017-2022 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
2009-2022 Castle Connolly : America's Top Doctors
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