Elizabeth N. Pearce, MD, MSc

Professor, Medicine

Elizabeth Pearce
75 E. Newton St


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.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


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


  • Published on 9/28/2022

    Osinga JAJ, Derakhshan A, Palomaki GE, Ashoor G, Männistö T, Maraka S, Chen L, Bliddal S, Lu X, Taylor PN, Vrijkotte TGM, Tao FB, Brown SJ, Ghafoor F, Poppe K, Veltri F, Chatzi L, Vaidya B, Broeren MAC, Shields BM, Itoh S, Mosso L, Popova PV, Anopova AD, Kishi R, Aminorroaya A, Kianpour M, López-Bermejo A, Oken E, Pirzada A, Vafeiadi M, Bramer WM, Suvanto E, Yoshinaga J, Huang K, Bassols J, Boucai L, Feldt-Rasmussen U, Grineva EN, Pearce EN, Alexander EK, Pop VJM, Nelson SM, Walsh JP, Peeters RP, Chaker L, Nicolaides KH, D'Alton ME, Korevaar TIM. TSH and FT4 Reference Intervals in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2022 Sep 28; 107(10):2925-2933. PMID: 35861700.

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  • Published on 7/18/2022

    Peng CC, Maraka S, Pearce EN. Under and overtreatment with thyroid hormone replacement during pregnancy. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2022 Oct 01; 29(5):474-482. PMID: 35855544.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Bliddal S, Derakhshan A, Xiao Y, Chen LM, Männistö T, Ashoor G, Tao F, Brown SJ, Vafeiadi M, Itoh S, Grineva EN, Taylor P, Ghafoor F, Vaidya B, Hattersley A, Mosso L, Oken E, Kishi R, Alexander EK, Maraka S, Huang K, Chaker L, Bassols J, Pirzada A, López-Bermejo A, Boucai L, Peeters RP, Pearce EN, Nelson SM, Chatzi L, Vrijkotte TG, Popova PV, Walsh JP, Nicolaides KH, Suvanto E, Lu X, Pop VJM, Forman JL, Korevaar TIM, Feldt-Rasmussen U. Association of Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies and Thyroglobulin Antibodies with Thyroid Function in Pregnancy: An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis. Thyroid. 2022 Jul; 32(7):828-840. PMID: 35596568.

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  • Published on 6/20/2022

    Rotondi M, Bendotti G, Croce L, Molteni M, Carbone A, Magri F, Pearce EN, Chiovato L. A unique presentation of Graves' disease in a pregnant woman with severe hypothyroidism. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2022 Aug; 38(8):697-701. PMID: 35723545.

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  • Published on 6/20/2022

    Solomon AL, Farwell AP, Pearce EN, Lee SY. Letter to the Editor: A Patient-Centered Survey-Based Assessment of Prenatal Management of Hypothyroidism for Women of Reproductive Age. Thyroid. 2022 Jul; 32(7):871-874. PMID: 35596561.

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  • Published on 6/10/2022

    Chaker L, Razvi S, Bensenor IM, Azizi F, Pearce EN, Peeters RP. Publisher Correction: Hypothyroidism. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2022 Jun 10; 8(1):39. PMID: 35688906.

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  • Published on 6/6/2022

    Nazeri P, Akbarzadeh M, Pearce EN, Hedayati M, Dalili H. Iodine Status of Preterm Infants Born in an Area of Iodine Sufficiency: Are They at Risk of Iodine Deficiency? Endocr Pract. 2022 Sep; 28(9):835-841. PMID: 35671879.

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  • Published on 5/19/2022

    Chaker L, Razvi S, Bensenor IM, Azizi F, Pearce EN, Peeters RP. Hypothyroidism. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2022 May 19; 8(1):30. PMID: 35589725.

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  • Published on 5/13/2022

    Pearce EN. Management of Hypothyroidism and Hypothyroxinemia During Pregnancy. Endocr Pract. 2022 Jul; 28(7):711-718. PMID: 35569735.

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  • Published on 3/4/2022

    Toloza FJK, Derakhshan A, Männistö T, Bliddal S, Popova PV, Carty DM, Chen L, Taylor P, Mosso L, Oken E, Suvanto E, Itoh S, Kishi R, Bassols J, Auvinen J, López-Bermejo A, Brown SJ, Boucai L, Hisada A, Yoshinaga J, Shilova E, Grineva EN, Vrijkotte TGM, Sunyer J, Jiménez-Zabala A, Riaño-Galan I, Lopez-Espinosa MJ, Prokop LJ, Singh Ospina N, Brito JP, Rodriguez-Gutierrez R, Alexander EK, Chaker L, Pearce EN, Peeters RP, Feldt-Rasmussen U, Guxens M, Chatzi L, Delles C, Roeters van Lennep JE, Pop VJM, Lu X, Walsh JP, Nelson SM, Korevaar TIM, Maraka S. Association between maternal thyroid function and risk of gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia: a systematic review and individual-participant data meta-analysis. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2022 04; 10(4):243-252. PMID: 35255260.

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