Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D

Professor, Epidemiology
Lauren Wise
Talbot – T419E
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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
  • Harvard University, ScM
  • Bowdoin College, AB

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP759
  • SPHEP857
  • SPHEP912
  • SPHEP912


  • Published on 3/1/2016

    Wise LA, Laughlin-Tommaso SK. Epidemiology of Uterine Fibroids: From Menarche to Menopause. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar; 59(1):2-24. PMID: 26744813.

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  • Published on 2/29/2016

    Wise LA, Sponholtz TR, Rosenberg L, Adams-Campbell LL, Kuohung W, LaValley MP, Palmer JR. History of uterine leiomyoma and risk of endometrial cancer in black women. Cancer Causes Control. 2016 Apr; 27(4):545-52. PMID: 26923705.

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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 1/10/2016

    Brasky TM, Sponholtz TR, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Wise LA. Associations of Dietary Long-Chain ?-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Fish Consumption With Endometrial Cancer Risk in the Black Women's Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Feb 1; 183(3):199-209. PMID: 26755676.

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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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  • 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. PMID: 26443987.

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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. PMID: 26418353.

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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. PMID: 26452607.

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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. PMID: 26250515.

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  • Published on 8/3/2015

    Knudsen VK, Hatch EE, Cueto H, Tucker KL, Wise L, Christensen T, Mikkelsen EM. Relative validity of a semi-quantitative, web-based FFQ used in the 'Snart Forældre' cohort - a Danish study of diet and fertility. Public Health Nutr. 2016 Apr; 19(6):1027-34. PMID: 26235206.

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