Elizabeth Pearce, MD, MSc

Elizabeth Pearce, MD, MSc 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 the Boston University Medical Center.

She is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition. She has served on the editorial boards for Endocrine Practice, Thyroid, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. She has served as a member of the board of directors of the American Thyroid Association and is currently on the management council of the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders. She recently served as a member of the American Thyroid Association's Thyroid in Pregnancy Guidelines Task Force.

Her 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.