Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D

Professor, Epidemiology
Lauren Wise


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
  • Harvard University, ScM
  • Bowdoin College , AB

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP759
  • SPHEP857
  • SPHEP912
  • SPHEP912


  • 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.

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  • Published on 11/1/2015

    Radin RG, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Sorensen HT, Riis AH, Fox MP, Wise LA. Maternal Recall Error in Retrospectively Reported Time-to-Pregnancy: an Assessment and Bias Analysis. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2015 Nov; 29(6):576-88.

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  • Published on 9/29/2015

    Wise LA. Study of Environment Lifestyle and Fibroids (SELF): Advancing the Field of Fibroid Epidemiology. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Nov; 24(11):862-4.

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  • Published on 9/14/2015

    Hahn KA, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Brogly SB, Sørensen HT, Riis AH, Wise LA. History of oral contraceptive use and risk of spontaneous abortion. Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Dec; 25(12):936-941.e1.

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  • Published on 8/7/2015

    Wise LA, Radin RG, Rosenberg L, Adams-Campbell L, Palmer JR. History of uterine leiomyomata and incidence of breast cancer. Cancer Causes Control. 2015 Oct; 26(10):1487-93.

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  • Published on 7/1/2015

    Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Stanford JB, Wesselink AK, McKinnon C, Gruschow SM, Horgan CE, Wiley AS, Hahn KA, Sørensen HT, Hatch EE. Design and Conduct of an Internet-Based Preconception Cohort Study in North America: Pregnancy Study Online. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2015 Jul; 29(4):360-71.

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  • Published on 6/17/2015

    Cueto HT, Riis AH, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT, Mikkelsen EM. Folic acid supplementation and fecundability: a Danish prospective cohort study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016 Jan; 70(1):66-71.

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  • Published on 6/16/2015

    Hatch EE, Hahn KA, Mikkelsen EM, Riis AH, Sorensen HT, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Pre-gravid oral contraceptive use in relation to birth weight: a prospective cohort study. Eur J Epidemiol. 2015 Nov; 30(11):1199-208.

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  • Published on 6/4/2015

    Cueto HT, Riis AH, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT, Mikkelsen EM. Folic acid supplement use and menstrual cycle characteristics: a cross-sectional study of Danish pregnancy planners. Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Oct; 25(10):723-729.e1.

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  • Published on 5/5/2015

    Palmer JR, Kipping-Ruane K, Wise LA, Yu J, Rosenberg L. Lactation in Relation to Long-Term Maternal Weight Gain in African-American Women. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Jun 15; 181(12):932-9.

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