Lauren A. Wise, ScD

Professor, Epidemiology
Lauren Wise
Talbot – 419-East
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Dr. Wise joined the Department of Epidemiology in 2004 after completing her doctorate at the Harvard School of Public Health. She has an interest in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. Her research involves the study of benign gynecologic conditions, delayed conception, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Wise is principal investigator of Boston University Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO) and co-investigator of Snart Gravid ("Soon Pregnant") and Snart Foraeldre ("Soon Parents") studies, web-based prospective cohort studies of time-to-pregnancy and birth outcomes in North America and Denmark ( Dr. Wise is also principal investigator of NIH-funded studies investigating environmental and genetic determinants of uterine fibroids in African-American women, including an ancillary R01 study of endocrine-disrupting chemicals and fibroids in the Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids (SELF) in Detroit, Michigan (


  • Harvard University, ScD
  • Bowdoin College, AB
  • Harvard University, SM/ScM


  • Published on 12/1/2018

    Modest AM, Wise LA, Fox MP, Weuve J, Penzias AS, Hacker MR. IVF success corrected for drop-out: use of inverse probability weighting. Hum Reprod. 2018 Dec 01; 33(12):2295-2301. PMID: 30325421.

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  • Published on 12/1/2018

    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 Dec 01; 187(12):2662-2671. PMID: 30137198.

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  • Published on 11/12/2018

    Cozier YC, Yu J, Wise LA, VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA, Argentieri MA, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Shields AE. Religious and Spiritual Coping and Risk of Incident Hypertension in the Black Women's Health Study. Ann Behav Med. 2018 Nov 12; 52(12):989-998. PMID: 30418522.

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  • Published on 10/2/2018

    Vinceti M, Filippini T, Wise LA. Environmental Selenium and Human Health: an Update. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2018 Oct 02. PMID: 30280317.

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  • 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 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 Nov; 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 05; 29(3):369-378. PMID: 29384791.

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  • Published on 4/24/2018

    Vinceti M, Vicentini M, Wise LA, Sacchettini C, Malagoli C, Ballotari P, Filippini T, Malavolti M, Rossi PG. Cancer incidence following long-term consumption of drinking water with high inorganic selenium content. Sci Total Environ. 2018 Sep 01; 635:390-396. PMID: 29674262.

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  • Published on 4/15/2018

    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 Nov; 125(12):1541-1548. PMID: 29543376.

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  • Published on 4/5/2018

    Filippini T, Malavolti M, Cilloni S, Wise LA, Violi F, Malagoli C, Vescovi L, Vinceti M. Intake of arsenic and mercury from fish and seafood in a Northern Italy community. Food Chem Toxicol. 2018 Jun; 116(Pt B):20-26. PMID: 29626577.

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