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


  • 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 8/12/2016

    Palmer JR, Gerlovin H, Bethea TN, Bertrand KA, Holick MF, Ruiz-Narvaez EN, Wise LA, Haddad SA, Adams-Campbell LL, Kaufman HW, Rosenberg L, Cozier YC. Predicted 25-hydroxyvitamin D in relation to incidence of breast cancer in a large cohort of African American women. Breast Cancer Res. 2016; 18(1):86. PMID: 27520657.

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  • Published on 7/6/2016

    Nagarajan S, Seddighzadeh B, Baccarelli A, Wise LA, Williams M, Shields AE. Adverse maternal exposures, methylation of glucocorticoid-related genes and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review. Epigenomics. 2016 Jul; 8(7):925-44. PMID: 27381417.

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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 5/11/2016

    Eisenberg ML, Li S, Wise LA, Lynch CD, Nakajima S, Meyers SA, Behr B, Baker VL. Relationship between paternal somatic health and assisted reproductive technology outcomes. Fertil Steril. 2016 Sep 1; 106(3):559-65. PMID: 27179785.

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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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  • Published on 4/22/2016

    Wesselink AK, Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Hahn KA, Mikkelsen EM, Mahalingaiah S, Hatch EE. Caffeine and caffeinated beverage consumption and fecundability in a preconception cohort. Reprod Toxicol. 2016 Jul; 62:39-45. PMID: 27112524.

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  • 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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