Elizabeth E. Hatch, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology
Elizabeth Hatch
(617) 638-7791eehatch@bu.edu
Talbot – T318E
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Dr. Hatch’s research interests are focused on prenatal and childhood exposures in relation to long-term health outcomes, especially hormonally-related cancers, reproductive outcomes, and obesity. Dr. Hatch 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. Currently, Dr. Hatch is principal investigator of a 5 year NIH-funded grant that is a collaborative study of factors related to reproductive health in Denmark.  The study uses internet-based recruitment and follow-up and is evaluating factors related to fertility, miscarriage, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. With support from the Oak Foundation and the National Toxicology Program, Dr. Hatch will also evaluate exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals a subset of women in the cohort, and whether they may affect fertility, pregnancy outcomes, and childhood obesity.  


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP735


  • Published on 11/1/2016

    Radin RG, Mikkelsen EM, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Sorensen HT, Riis AH, Kuohung W, Wise LA. Brief Report: Cesarean Delivery and Subsequent Fecundability. Epidemiology. 2016 Nov; 27(6):889-93. PMID: 27571458.

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  • Published on 9/28/2016

    Troisi R, Hoover RN, Hatch EE. Reply. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep 28. PMID: 27687217.

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  • Published on 8/31/2016

    Mikkelsen EM, Riis AH, Wise LA, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Cueto HT, Sørensen HT. Alcohol consumption and fecundability: prospective Danish cohort study. BMJ. 2016; 354:i4262. PMID: 27581754.

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  • Published on 5/31/2016

    Wesselink AK, Wise LA, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Stanford JB, McKinnon CJ, Mahalingaiah S. Menstrual cycle characteristics and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort. Ann Epidemiol. 2016 Jul; 26(7):482-487.e1. PMID: 27449569.

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  • Published on 4/27/2016

    Nillni YI, Wesselink AK, Gradus JL, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Wise LA. Depression, anxiety, and psychotropic medication use and fecundability. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Oct; 215(4):453.e1-8. PMID: 27131586.

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  • Published on 4/25/2016

    McKinnon CJ, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Wesselink AK, Hahn KA, Wise LA. Body mass index, physical activity and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort study. Fertil Steril. 2016 Aug; 106(2):451-9. PMID: 27125230.

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  • Published on 4/22/2016

    Wesselink AK, Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Hahn KA, Mikkelsen EM, Mahalingaiah S, Hatch EE. Caffeine and caffeinated beverage consumption and fecundability in a preconception cohort. Reprod Toxicol. 2016 Jul; 62:39-45. PMID: 27112524.

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  • Published on 3/12/2016

    Troisi R, Hatch EE, Palmer JR, Titus L, Robboy SJ, Strohsnitter WC, Herbst AL, Adam E, Hyer M, Hoover RN. Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and high-grade squamous cell neoplasia of the lower genital tract. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep; 215(3):322.e1-8. PMID: 26979629.

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  • Published on 1/27/2016

    Sponholtz TR, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Hatch EE, Adams-Campbell LL, Wise LA. Body Size, Metabolic Factors, and Risk of Endometrial Cancer in Black Women. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Feb 15; 183(4):259-68. PMID: 26823438.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Hatch EE, Hahn KA, Wise LA, Mikkelsen EM, Kumar R, Fox MP, Brooks DR, Riis AH, Sorensen HT, Rothman KJ. Evaluation of Selection Bias in an Internet-based Study of Pregnancy Planners. Epidemiology. 2016 Jan; 27(1):98-104. PMID: 26484423.

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