Elizabeth N. Pearce, MD, MSc

Professor, Medicine

Elizabeth Pearce
720 Harrison Avenue (DOB-Doctors Office Building)

Biography

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 School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • GMSNU755
  • GMSNU757

Publications

  • Published on 9/8/2020

    Sawka AM, Alexander EK, Bianco AC, Chou R, Haugen B, Kopp PA, Pearce EN, Ross DS, Smallridge RC, Jonklaas J. Challenges in Developing Recommendations based on Low Quality Evidence in Thyroid Guidelines. Thyroid. 2020 Sep 08. PMID: 32900277.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2020

    Nazeri P, Shab-Bidar S, Pearce EN, Shariat M. Do maternal urinary iodine concentration or thyroid hormones within the normal range during pregnancy affect growth parameters at birth? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutr Rev. 2020 Sep 01; 78(9):747-763. PMID: 31923312.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/19/2020

    Singer MC, Marchal F, Angelos P, Bernet V, Boucai L, Buchholzer S, Burkey B, Eisele D, Erkul E, Faure F, Freitag SK, Gillespie MB, Harrell RM, Hartl D, Haymart M, Leffert J, Mandel S, Miller BS, Morris J, Pearce EN, Rahmati R, Ryan WR, Schaitkin B, Schlumberger M, Stack BC, Van Nostrand D, Wong KK, Randolph G. Salivary and lacrimal dysfunction after radioactive iodine for differentiated thyroid cancer: American Head and Neck Society Endocrine Surgery Section and Salivary Gland Section joint multidisciplinary clinical consensus statement of otolaryngology, ophthalmology, nuclear medicine and endocrinology. Head Neck. 2020 Aug 19. PMID: 32812307.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/17/2020

    Gorstein JL, Bagriansky J, Pearce EN, Kupka R, Zimmermann MB. Estimating the Health and Economic Benefits of Universal Salt Iodization Programs to Correct Iodine Deficiency Disorders. Thyroid. 2020 Jul 17. PMID: 32458745.

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  • Published on 7/9/2020

    Kerver JM, Pearce EN, Ma T, Gentchev M, Elliott MR, Paneth N. Prevalence of inadequate and excessive iodine intake in a US pregnancy cohort. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jul 09. PMID: 32653458.

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  • Published on 7/1/2020

    Pearce EN. Thyroid Autoimmunity Is Associated With Postpartum Thyroiditis Risk, Even in Women With Treated Hypothyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jul 01; 105(7). PMID: 32422650.

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  • Published on 6/19/2020

    Rodriguez-Diaz E, Pearce EN. Iodine status and supplementation before, during, and after pregnancy. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jun 19; 101430. PMID: 32792134.

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  • Published on 6/1/2020

    Derakhshan A, Peeters RP, Taylor PN, Bliddal S, Carty DM, Meems M, Vaidya B, Chen L, Knight BA, Ghafoor F, Popova PV, Mosso L, Oken E, Suvanto E, Hisada A, Yoshinaga J, Brown SJ, Bassols J, Auvinen J, Bramer WM, López-Bermejo A, Dayan CM, French R, Boucai L, Vafeiadi M, Grineva EN, Pop VJM, Vrijkotte TG, Chatzi L, Sunyer J, Jiménez-Zabala A, Riaño I, Rebagliato M, Lu X, Pirzada A, Männistö T, Delles C, Feldt-Rasmussen U, Alexander EK, Nelson SM, Chaker L, Pearce EN, Guxens M, Steegers EAP, Walsh JP, Korevaar TIM. Association of maternal thyroid function with birthweight: a systematic review and individual-participant data meta-analysis. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2020 06; 8(6):501-510. PMID: 32445737.

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  • Published on 5/29/2020

    Pinardo H, Rubin SJ, Hashemi S, DePietro J, Pearce EN, Ananthakrishnan S, Alexanian SM, Steenkamp DW, Noordzij JP. The use of vitamin D in preventing post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia: An endocrinologist survey study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2020 May 29. PMID: 32469425.

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  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Lee SY, Cabral HJ, Aschengrau A, Pearce EN. Associations Between Maternal Thyroid Function in Pregnancy and Obstetric and Perinatal Outcomes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 May 01; 105(5). PMID: 31838502.

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