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

Classes Taught


  • 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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  • Published on 4/1/2018

    Bruce GM, Corey LM, Pearce EN, Braverman LE, Pleus RC. Determination of Thresholds of Radioactive Iodine Uptake Response With Clinical Exposure to Perchlorate: A Pooled Analysis. J Occup Environ Med. 2018 Apr; 60(4):e199-e206. PMID: 29200191.

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  • Published on 2/27/2018

    Preston EV, Webster TF, Oken E, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Pearce EN, Braverman LE, Calafat AM, Ye X, Sagiv SK. Maternal Plasma per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Concentrations in Early Pregnancy and Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Function in a Prospective Birth Cohort: Project Viva (USA). Environ Health Perspect. 2018 02 27; 126(2):027013. PMID: 29488882.

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  • Published on 12/12/2017

    De Leo S, Pearce EN. Autoimmune thyroid disease during pregnancy. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Jul; 6(7):575-586. PMID: 29246752.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Lee SY, McCarthy AM, Stohl H, Ibrahim S, Jeong C, Braverman LE, Ma W, He X, Mestman JH, Schuller KE, Jahreis KA, Pearce EN, Leung AM. Urinary Iodine, Perchlorate, and Thiocyanate Concentrations in U.S. Lactating Women. Thyroid. 2017 Dec; 27(12):1574-1581. PMID: 29130403.

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  • Published on 9/5/2017

    Leung AM, Braverman LE, Pearce EN. Erratum: History of U.S. Iodine Fortification and Supplementation; Nutrients 2012, 4, 1740-1746. Nutrients. 2017 Sep 05; 9(9). PMID: 28872601.

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