Dr. Elizabeth N. 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.
She is a Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition. She is the current President of the American Thyroid Association. She also serves as the Regional Coordinator for North America for the Iodine Global Network. She has served on multiple editorial boards, including those for Endocrine Practice, Thyroid, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Endocrinology, and Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. She recently co-chaired 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.