Elizabeth E. Hatch, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology
Elizabeth Hatch
(617) 638-7791eehatch@bu.edu
Talbot – T318E
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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

  • SPHEP735
  • SPHEP735

Publications

  • Published on 12/28/2016

    Rosofsky A, Janulewicz P, Thayer KA, McClean M, Wise LA, Calafat AM, Mikkelsen EM, Taylor KW, Hatch EE. Exposure to multiple chemicals in a cohort of reproductive-aged Danish women. Environ Res. 2016 Dec 28; 154:73-85. PMID: 28039828.

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  • Published on 11/30/2016

    Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Mikkelsen EM, Cueto H, Hahn KA, Rothman KJ, Tucker KL, Sørensen HT, Hatch EE. Dairy intake and fecundability in 2 preconception cohort studies. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Jan; 105(1):100-110. PMID: 27903519.

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  • Published on 11/5/2016

    McInerney KA, Hatch EE, Wesselink AK, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Wise LA. Preconception use of pain-relievers and time-to-pregnancy: a prospective cohort study. Hum Reprod. 2017 Jan; 32(1):103-111. PMID: 27816920.

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  • 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 11/1/2016

    Troisi R, Hatch EE, Titus L. The Diethylstilbestrol Legacy: A Powerful Case Against Intervention in Uncomplicated Pregnancy. Pediatrics. 2016 Nov; 138(Suppl 1):S42-S44. PMID: 27940976.

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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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