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 10/16/2021

    Urbano T, Vinceti M, Wise LA, Filippini T. Light at night and risk of breast cancer: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis. Int J Health Geogr. 2021 Oct 16; 20(1):44. PMID: 34656111.

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  • Published on 10/7/2021

    Filippini T, Wise LA, Vinceti M. Cadmium exposure and risk of diabetes and prediabetes: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis. Environ Int. 2021 Oct 07; 158:106920. PMID: 34628255.

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  • Published on 9/30/2021

    Schildroth S, Wise LA, Wesselink AK, De La Cruz P, Bethea TN, Weuve J, Fruh V, Botelho JC, Sjodin A, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Claus Henn B. Correlates of Persistent Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Mixtures among Reproductive-Aged Black Women. Environ Sci Technol. 2021 Oct 19; 55(20):14000-14014. PMID: 34591461.

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  • Published on 9/18/2021

    Crowe HM, Wesselink AK, Wise LA, Wang TR, Horsburgh CR, Mikkelsen EM, Hatch EE. Antibiotics and fecundability among female pregnancy planners: a prospective cohort study. Hum Reprod. 2021 Sep 18; 36(10):2761-2768. PMID: 34269389.

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  • Published on 9/8/2021

    Wise LA, Ahern TP, Broe A, Damkier P. Periconceptional Use of Phthalate-Containing Medications and Secondary Sex Ratio. Environ Health Perspect. 2021 Sep; 129(9):97701. PMID: 34495742.

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  • Published on 8/14/2021

    Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Schildroth S, Calafat AM, Bethea TN, Geller RJ, Coleman CM, Fruh V, Claus Henn B, Botelho JC, Harmon QE, Thirkill M, Wegienka GR, Baird DD. Correlates of plasma concentrations of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances among reproductive-aged Black women. Environ Res. 2021 Aug 14; 203:111860. PMID: 34403666.

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  • Published on 8/5/2021

    Wesselink AK, Weuve J, Fruh V, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, Harmon QE, Hauser R, Williams PL, Calafat AM, McClean M, Baird DD, Wise LA. Urinary concentrations of phenols, parabens, and triclocarban in relation to uterine leiomyomata incidence and growth. Fertil Steril. 2021 Aug 05. PMID: 34366109.

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  • Published on 7/29/2021

    McKinnon CJ, Hatch EE, Orta OR, Rothman KJ, Eisenberg ML, Wefes-Potter J, Wise LA. The association between work hours, shift work, and job latitude with fecundability: A preconception cohort study. J Occup Health Psychol. 2021 Jul 29. PMID: 34323556.

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  • Published on 7/22/2021

    Chiuve SE, Huisingh C, Petruski-Ivleva N, Owens C, Kuohung W, Wise LA. Uterine fibroids and incidence of depression, anxiety and self-directed violence: a cohort study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2021 Jul 22. PMID: 34301795.

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  • Published on 7/19/2021

    Wesselink AK, Rosenberg L, Wise LA, Jerrett M, Coogan PF. A prospective cohort study of ambient air pollution exposure and risk of uterine leiomyomata. Hum Reprod. 2021 07 19; 36(8):2321-2330. PMID: 33984861.

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