Lauren A. Wise, ScD

Professor, Epidemiology
Lauren Wise
Talbot – 419-East
View full profile at BUMC


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP759
  • SPHEP857


  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/3/2018

    Filippini T, Michalke B, Wise LA, Malagoli C, Malavolti M, Vescovi L, Salvia C, Bargellini A, Sieri S, Krogh V, Ferrante M, Vinceti M. Diet composition and serum levels of selenium species: A cross-sectional study. Food Chem Toxicol. 2018 May; 115:482-490. PMID: 29621579.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Tucker KL, Saklani S, Mikkelsen EM, Cueto H, Riis AH, Trolle E, McKinnon CJ, Hahn KA, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT, Hatch EE. Dietary Fat Intake and Fecundability in 2 Preconception Cohort Studies. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Jan 01; 187(1):60-74. PMID: 28595290.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/22/2017

    Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Sørensen HT, Mahalingaiah S. Marijuana use and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2018 Mar; 72(3):208-215. PMID: 29273628.

    Read at: PubMed

View 158 more publications:View full profile at BUMC

News & In the Media