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


  • Published on 4/1/2024

    Noel NL, Abrams J, Mudafort ER, Babu A, Forbes E, Hill L, Hill CC, Valbrun TG, Osian N, Wise LA, Kuohung W. Study protocol for the implementation of Centering Patients with Fibroids, a novel group education and empowerment program for patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids. Reprod Health. 2024 Apr 01; 21(1):41. PMID: 38561795.

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  • Published on 3/28/2024

    Mitro SD, Xu F, Lee C, Zaritsky E, Waetjen LE, Wise LA, Hedderson MM. Long-Term Risk of Reintervention After Surgical Leiomyoma Treatment in an Integrated Health Care System. Obstet Gynecol. 2024 Mar 28. PMID: 38547478.

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  • Published on 3/7/2024

    Joseph MD, Koenig MR, Kuriyama AS, Wang TR, Wesselink AK, Eisenberg ML, Sommer GJ, Rothman KJ, Stuver SO, Wise LA, Hatch EE. A preconception cohort study of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and semen quality. Andrology. 2024 Mar 07. PMID: 38450974.

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  • Published on 2/20/2024

    Savitz DA, Wise LA, Bond JC, Hatch EE, Ncube CN, Wesselink AK, Willis MD, Yland JJ, Rothman KJ. Responding to Reviewers and Editors About Statistical Significance Testing. Ann Intern Med. 2024 Mar; 177(3):385-386. PMID: 38373303.

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  • Published on 2/12/2024

    Schildroth S, Bethea TN, Wesselink AK, Friedman A, Fruh V, Calafat AM, Wegienka G, Gaston S, Baird DD, Wise LA, Claus Henn B. Personal Care Products, Socioeconomic Status, and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Mixtures in Black Women. Environ Sci Technol. 2024 Feb 27; 58(8):3641-3653. PMID: 38347750.

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  • Published on 2/1/2024

    Bond JC, Coleman CM, Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Wang T, Willis M, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Savitz D, Eisenberg ML, Wise LA. Preconception sleep duration, non-daytime work schedules, and incidence of spontaneous abortion: a prospective cohort study. Hum Reprod. 2024 Feb 01; 39(2):413-424. PMID: 38059518.

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  • Published on 1/29/2024

    Verzelloni P, Urbano T, Wise LA, Vinceti M, Filippini T. Cadmium exposure and cardiovascular disease risk: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis. Environ Pollut. 2024 Mar 15; 345:123462. PMID: 38295933.

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  • Published on 12/27/2023

    Wesselink AK, Kirwa K, Hystad P, Kaufman JD, Szpiro AA, Willis MD, Savitz DA, Levy JI, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Laursen ASD, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Ambient air pollution and rate of spontaneous abortion. Environ Res. 2024 Apr 01; 246:118067. PMID: 38157969.

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  • Published on 12/24/2023

    Malavolti M, Malagoli C, Wise LA, Poli M, Notari B, Taddei I, Fabbi S, Teggi S, Balboni E, Pancaldi A, Palazzi G, Vinceti M, Filippini T. Residential exposure to magnetic fields from transformer stations and risk of childhood leukemia. Environ Res. 2024 Mar 15; 245:118043. PMID: 38145739.

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  • Published on 12/5/2023

    Urbano T, Filippini T, Malavolti M, Fustinoni S, Michalke B, Wise LA, Vinceti M. Adherence to the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet and exposure to selenium species: A cross-sectional study. Nutr Res. 2024 Feb; 122:44-54. PMID: 38150803.

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