Lauren Wise

Lauren A. Wise, ScD

Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health


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 (

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research - Boston University


  • Harvard University, ScD Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • Bowdoin College, AB Field of Study: Biochemistry
  • Harvard University, SM/ScM Field of Study: Epidemiology

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP759
  • SPHEP911


  • Published on 2/10/2023

    Wise LA, Wang TR, Stanford JB, Wesselink AK, Ncube CN, Rothman KJ, Murray EJ. A randomized trial of web-based fertility-tracking software and fecundability. Fertil Steril. 2023 Feb 10. PMID: 36774978.

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  • Published on 1/23/2023

    Urbano T, Filippini T, Wise LA, Sucato S, Polledri E, Malavolti M, Fustinoni S, Michalke B, Vinceti M. Selenium exposure and urinary 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine: Major effects of chemical species and sex. Sci Total Environ. 2023 Apr 20; 870:161584. PMID: 36702271.

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  • Published on 1/14/2023

    Willis SK, Wise LA, Laursen ASD, Wesselink AK, Mikkelsen EM, Tucker KL, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE. Glycemic Load, Dietary Fiber, Added Sugar, and Spontaneous Abortion in Two Preconception Cohorts. J Nutr. 2023 Jan 14; 152(12):2818-2826. PMID: 36057842.

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  • Published on 1/13/2023

    Anchan RM, Wojdyla D, Bortoletto P, Terry K, Disler E, Milne A, Gargiulo A, Petrozza J, Brook O, Srouji S, Morton CC, Greenberg J, Wegienka G, Stewart EA, Nicholson WK, Thomas L, Venable S, Tommaso SL, Diamond MP, Maxwell GL, Marsh EE, Myers ER, Vines AI, Wise LA, Wallace K, Jacoby VL, Spies JB. A Comparative Analysis of Health-Related Quality of Life 1 Year Following Myomectomy or Uterine Artery Embolization: Findings from the COMPARE-UF Registry. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2023 Jan 13. PMID: 36637808.

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  • Published on 1/9/2023

    Koenig MR, Wesselink AK, Kuriyama AS, Chaiyasarikul A, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Feasibility of mail-based biospecimen collection in an online preconception cohort study. Front Reprod Health. 2022; 4:1052231. PMID: 36699143.

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  • Published on 12/30/2022

    Patel OP, Quist A, Martin CL, Wegienka G, Baird DD, Wise LA, Vines AI. Life-Course Mobility in Socioeconomic Position and High Depressive Symptoms Among Young Black Women: The SELF Study. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Dec 30. PMID: 36588050.

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  • Published on 12/20/2022

    Crowe HM, Wesselink AK, Wise LA, Jick SS, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Sørensen HT, Hatch EE. Pre-pregnancy migraine diagnosis, medication use, and spontaneous abortion: a prospective cohort study. J Headache Pain. 2022 Dec 20; 23(1):162. PMID: 36539705.

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  • Published on 12/11/2022

    Harper T, Kuohung W, Sayres L, Willis MD, Wise LA. Optimizing preconception care and interventions for improved population health. Fertil Steril. 2022 Dec 11. PMID: 36516911.

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  • Published on 11/23/2022

    Sponholtz TR, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Chen C, Chen Y, Clarke MA, Clendenen T, Du M, Johnson L, Liao LM, Michels KA, O'Connell K, Olson SH, Petruzella S, Rebbeck TR, Setiawan VW, Trabert B, Weiss NS, Wentzensen N, Wilkens L, Wise LA. Risk factors for endometrial cancer in Black women. Cancer Causes Control. 2022 Nov 23. PMID: 36418803.

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  • Published on 11/4/2022

    Vinceti M, Balboni E, Filippini T, Wise LA, Nocetti L, Eichmüller M, Zamboni G, Chiari A, Michalke B. Selenium Species in Cerebrospinal Fluid and Hippocampal Volume among Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Environ Health Perspect. 2022 Nov; 130(11):117701. PMID: 36331818.

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