Elizabeth N. Pearce, MD, MSc

Professor, Medicine

Elizabeth Pearce
75 E. Newton St Evans Building


Research interests include the sufficiency of dietary iodine in the U.S., thyroid function in pregnancy, the thyroid effects of environmental perchlorate exposure and other potential endocrine disruptors, and the cardiovascular effects of subclinical thyroid dysfunction.


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


  • Published on 10/30/2018

    Patel A, Lee SY, Stagnaro-Green A, MacKay D, Wong AW, Pearce EN. Iodine Content of the Best-Selling United States Adult and Prenatal Multivitamin Preparations. Thyroid. 2018 Oct 30. PMID: 30266075.

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  • Published on 10/5/2018


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  • Published on 10/2/2018

    Chen Y, Chen W, Du C, Fan L, Wang W, Gao M, Zhang Y, Cui T, Hao Y, Pearce EN, Wang C, Zhang W. Iodine Nutrition and Thyroid Function in Pregnant Women Exposed to Different Iodine Sources. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2018 Oct 02. PMID: 30280309.

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  • Published on 9/5/2018

    Pearce EN. Iodine nutrition: recent research and unanswered questions. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2018 Sep; 72(9):1226-1228. PMID: 30185854.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Chen W, Pearce EN, Zhang W. Reply to Ma ZF. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Sep 01; 108(3):642. PMID: 30084911.

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  • Published on 7/6/2018

    Knight BA, Shields BM, He X, Pearce EN, Braverman LE, Sturley R, Vaidya B. Effect of perchlorate and thiocyanate exposure on thyroid function of pregnant women from South-West England: a cohort study. Thyroid Res. 2018; 11:9. PMID: 30002731.

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  • Published on 5/23/2018

    Wang W, Du C, Lin L, Chen W, Tan L, Shen J, Pearce EN, Zhang Y, Gao M, Bian J, Wang X, Zhang W. Anthropometry-based 24-h urinary creatinine excretion reference for Chinese children. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0197672. PMID: 29791502.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Chen W, Zhang Y, Hao Y, Wang W, Tan L, Bian J, Pearce EN, Zimmermann MB, Shen J, Zhang W. Adverse effects on thyroid of Chinese children exposed to long-term iodine excess: optimal and safe Tolerable Upper Intake Levels of iodine for 7- to 14-y-old children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 May 01; 107(5):780-788. PMID: 29722836.

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  • Published on 4/26/2018

    Sawka AM, Carty SE, Haugen BR, Hennessey JV, Kopp PA, Pearce EN, Sosa JA, Tufano RP, Jonklaas J. American Thyroid Association Guidelines and Statements: Past, Present, and Future. Thyroid. 2018 Jun; 28(6):692-706. PMID: 29698130.

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  • Published on 4/22/2018

    Wu Y, Chen W, Shen J, Tan L, L'Abbe MR, Pearce EN, Wang W, Tian X, Wang W, Zhang W. Reproducible and reliable general semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire for evaluating iodine intake in Chinese children. Nutr Res. 2018 Jul; 55:72-80. PMID: 29914630.

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