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Elizabeth N. Pearce, MD

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Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition
Boston University School of Medicine
732 Harrison Ave
2nd Floor
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dr. Elizabeth N. Pearce is Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition. She is the President-Elect of the American Thyroid Association. Dr. Pearce received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard and a masters’ degree in epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and her fellowship in endocrinology at Boston University.

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. She also serves as the Regional Coordinator for North America for the Iodine Global Network. 

Dr. Pearce’s research interests include the sufficiency of dietary iodine in the U.S., thyroid function in pregnancy, the thyroid effects of environmental perchlorate exposure, and the cardiovascular effects of subclinical thyroid dysfunction. Dr. Pearce was the 2011 recipient of the American Thyroid Association’s Van Meter Award for outstanding contributions to research on the thyroid gland.


Representative Publications:

Iodine Deficiency And Supplementation in Pregnancy

Effects of Chronic Iodine Excess in a Cohort of Long-Term American Workers in West Africa

Sources of Dietary Iodine: Bread, Cows’ Milk, and Infant Formula in the Boston Area

Breast Milk Iodine and Perchlorate Concentrations in Lactating Boston-Area Women