American Thyroid Association Names Elizabeth Pearce BoD President

Professor of Medicine Elizabeth Pearce, MD, MSc, has been named president of the Board of Directors of the American Thyroid Association. Her one-year term began in October 2018 and she has served as president-elect for the past year.

Dr. Pearce received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and a masters’ degree in epidemiology from BU School of Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and her fellowship in endocrinology at BU under the mentorship of Dr. Lewis Braverman.

She has been part of the leadership of the Iodine Global Network (IGN; formerly ICCIDD) since 2009; a member of the AACE Thyroid Disease State Network; and serves as faculty for the Endocrine Society’s annual board review course. Dr. Pearce has served on multiple editorial boards, including Endocrine Practice, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Endocrinology, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Dr. Pearce has been a member of the American Thyroid Association since 2000. She chaired both the ATA’s Publications and Public Health Committees. She cochaired the 2012 Annual Meeting Program Committee and the 2009 and 2016 Spring Symposia and was a member of the Program Committee for the 2015 International Thyroid Congress. She also served as a member of the ATA Finance Committee and the Guidelines Policy Task Force. She was one of the leaders in establishing the ATA’s Braverman Lectureship and cochaired the task force for the 2017 Pregnancy Guidelines.

She is associate editor for both Thyroid and Clinical Thyroidology journals. She served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2009­-2013 and again as president-elect for the past year. Dr. Pearce was the 2011 recipient of the Van Meter Award for outstanding contributions to research on the thyroid gland.