Elizabeth E. Hatch, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology
(617) 358-3987eehatch@bu.edu
Talbot – 318E
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Biography

Dr. Hatch’s research interests are focused on exposures related to fertility and pregnancy outcomes. She has been principal investigator of two NIH-funded grants to evaluate factors related to reproductive health in Denmark. Currently, in collaboration with Dr. Wise, she is leading a five year study to continue enrollment and combine data from the Danish cohort and the similarly-designed PRESTO cohort in North America. The study uses internet-based recruitment and follow-up and is evaluating factors related to fertility, miscarriage, and adverse pregnancy outcomes, with a particular focus on diet and medication use. With support from the Oak Foundation and the National Toxicology Program, Dr. Hatch is evaluating exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals a subset of women in the cohort, and whether they may affect fertility and pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Hatch is also interested in prenatal and childhood exposures in relation to long-term health outcomes such as hormonally-related cancers, reproductive outcomes, and obesity. She teaches cancer epidemiology and has conducted research on several cancer sites including brain cancer, childhood leukemia, and breast and cervical cancer. Prior to joining the faculty at BU in 2000, she was an investigator at the National Cancer Institute, where she led a large cohort study on the health risks of exposure to the synthetic hormone, diethylstilbestrol (DES) among women exposed during pregnancy and their offspring exposed in utero. She continues her involvement with the DES study as a co-investigator of the BU DES study site, where 2nd and 3rd generation offspring are being followed for cancer and other conditions.

Education

  • Yale University, PhD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS
  • Harvard University, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP752

Publications

  • Published on 8/28/2018

    Nillni YI, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Gradus JL, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Mental health, psychotropic medication use, and menstrual cycle characteristics. Clin Epidemiol. 2018; 10:1073-1082. PMID: 30214312.

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  • Published on 8/22/2018

    Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Weuve JL, Aschengrau A, Song RJ, Wise LA. Perceived Stress and Fecundability: A Preconception Cohort Study of North American Couples. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Aug 22. PMID: 30137198.

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  • Published on 7/26/2018

    Troisi R, Hatch EE, Palmer JR, Titus L, Sampson JN, Xu X, Hoover RN. Estrogen Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women Exposed In-utero to Diethylstilbestrol. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Jul 26. PMID: 30049842.

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  • Published on 7/7/2018

    Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Vieira VM, Aschengrau A. Exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and time to pregnancy. Environ Res. 2018 Jul 07; 167:136-143. PMID: 30014895.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Hatch EE, Wesselink AK, Hahn KA, Michiel JJ, Mikkelsen EM, Sorensen HT, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Intake of Sugar-sweetened Beverages and Fecundability in a North American Preconception Cohort. Epidemiology. 2018 May; 29(3):369-378. PMID: 29384791.

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  • Published on 3/15/2018

    McInerney KA, Hahn KA, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Steiner AZ, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT, Snerum TM, Wise LA. Lubricant use during intercourse and time to pregnancy: a prospective cohort study. BJOG. 2018 Mar 15. PMID: 29543376.

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  • Published on 3/1/2018

    Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Wesselink AK, Mikkelsen EM, Sorensen HT, McKinnon CJ, Hatch EE. Male sleep duration and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort study. Fertil Steril. 2018 Mar; 109(3):453-459. PMID: 29566862.

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  • Published on 2/23/2018

    Sponholtz TR, Palmer JR, Rosenberg LA, Hatch EE, Adams-Campbell LL, Wise LA. Exogenous Hormone Use and Endometrial Cancer in U.S. Black Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 May; 27(5):558-565. PMID: 29475971.

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  • Published on 1/5/2018

    McInerney KA, Hatch EE, Wesselink AK, Mikkelsen EM, Rothman KJ, Perkins RB, Wise LA. Re: The effect of vaccination against human papillomavirus on fecundability. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2018 May; 32(3):303-304. PMID: 29315695.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Troisi R, Titus L, Hatch EE, Palmer JR, Huo D, Strohsnitter WC, Adam E, Ricker W, Hyer M, Hoover RN. A Prospective Cohort Study of Prenatal Diethylstilbestrol Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease Risk. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 01 01; 103(1):206-212. PMID: 29069384.

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