Elizabeth N. Pearce, MD, MSc

Professor, Medicine

Elizabeth Pearce
75 E. Newton St Evans Building


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. Among her 87 articles, 22 include a mentee as first author. 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.


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


  • Published on 6/1/2019

    Cui T, Wang W, Chen W, Pan Z, Gao S, Tan L, Pearce EN, Zimmermann MB, Shen J, Zhang W. Serum Iodine Is Correlated with Iodine Intake and Thyroid Function in School-Age Children from a Sufficient-to-Excessive Iodine Intake Area. J Nutr. 2019 Jun 01; 149(6):1012-1018. PMID: 31070733.

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  • Published on 6/1/2019

    Chittimoju SB, Pearce EN. Iodine Deficiency and Supplementation in Pregnancy. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jun; 62(2):330-338. PMID: 30829881.

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  • Published on 5/29/2019

    Feldt-Rasmussen U, Emerson CH, Ross DS, Kopp PA, Pearce EN. Thoughts on the Japanese and American Perspectives on Thyroid Storm. Thyroid. 2019 May 29. PMID: 31140377.

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  • Published on 3/22/2019

    Fallah R, Du L, Braverman LE, He X, Segura-Harrison M, Yeh MW, Pearce EN, Chiu HK, Mittelman SD, Leung AM. Iodine Nutrition in Weaning Infants in the United States. Thyroid. 2019 Apr; 29(4):573-576. PMID: 30827204.

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  • Published on 3/7/2019

    Pan Z, Cui T, Chen W, Gao S, Pearce EN, Wang W, Chen Y, Guo W, Tan L, Shen J, Zhang W. Serum iodine concentration in pregnant women and its association with urinary iodine concentration and thyroid function. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2019 May; 90(5):711-718. PMID: 30724372.

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  • Published on 3/6/2019

    Gao M, Chen W, Sun H, Fan L, Wang W, Du C, Chen Y, Lin L, Pearce EN, Shen J, Cheng Y, Wang C, Zhang W. Excessive iodine intake is associated with formation of thyroid nodules in pregnant Chinese women. Nutr Res. 2019 Mar 06. PMID: 30979661.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Chen W, Zhang Q, Wu Y, Wang W, Wang X, Pearce EN, Tan L, Shen J, Zhang W. Shift of Reference Values for Thyroid Volume by Ultrasound in 8- to 13-Year-Olds with Sufficient Iodine Intake in China. Thyroid. 2019 Mar; 29(3):405-411. PMID: 30696370.

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  • 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. 2019 01; 29(1):124-127. 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. 2019 Jul; 190(1):52-59. PMID: 30280309.

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