Lauren A. Wise, ScD

Professor, Epidemiology
Lauren Wise
Talbot – 419-East
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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 (

Other Positions

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


  • Harvard University, ScD
  • Bowdoin College, AB
  • Harvard University, SM/ScM

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP759
  • SPHEP857


  • Published on 1/31/2020

    Wesselink AK, Wise LA, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Sørensen HT, Riis AH, McKinnon CJ, Rothman KJ. Seasonal patterns in fecundability in North America and Denmark: a preconception cohort study. Hum Reprod. 2020 Jan 31. PMID: 32003426.

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  • Published on 1/18/2020

    Orta OR, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Sjödin A, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of plasma concentrations of brominated flame retardants in a cohort of U.S. Black women residing in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Jan 18; 714:136777. PMID: 32018967.

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  • Published on 1/14/2020

    Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Trolle E, Willis SK, McCann SE, Valsta L, Lundqvist A, Tucker KL, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Dietary phytoestrogen intakes of adult women are not strongly related to fecundability in 2 preconception cohort studies. J Nutr. 2020 Jan 14. PMID: 31943053.

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  • Published on 1/4/2020

    Willis SK, Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Tucker KL, Trolle E, Hatch EE. Glycemic load, dietary fiber, and added sugar and fecundability in 2 preconception cohorts. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Jan 04. PMID: 31901163.

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  • Published on 12/28/2019

    Wise LA, Willis SK, Perkins RB, Wesselink AK, Klann A, Crowe HM, Hahn KA, Mikkelsen EM, Hatch EE. A prospective study of treatments for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and fecundability. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Dec 28. PMID: 31887271.

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  • Published on 12/15/2019

    Sommer GJ, Wang TR, Epperson JG, Hatch EE, Wesselink AK, Rothman KJ, Fredriksen LL, Schaff UY, Behr B, Eisenberg ML, Wise LA. At-home sperm testing for epidemiologic studies: Evaluation of the Trak male fertility testing system in an internet-based preconception cohort. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2019 Dec 15. PMID: 31838751.

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  • Published on 11/1/2019

    Stanford JB, Willis SK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Fecundability in relation to use of fertility awareness indicators in a North American preconception cohort study. Fertil Steril. 2019 Nov; 112(5):892-899. PMID: 31731946.

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  • Published on 10/28/2019

    Harville EW, Mishra GD, Yeung E, Mumford SL, Schisterman EF, Jukic AM, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Jiang H, Ehrenthal DB, Porucznik CA, Stanford JB, Wen SW, Harvey A, Symons Downs D, Yajnik C, Santillan D, Santillan M, McElrath TF, Woo JG, Urbina EM, Chavarro JE, Sotres-Alvarez D, Bazzano L, Zhang J, Steiner A, Gunderson EP, Wise LA. The Preconception Period analysis of Risks and Exposures Influencing health and Development (PrePARED) consortium. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2019 11; 33(6):490-502. PMID: 31659792.

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  • Published on 9/14/2019

    Vinceti M, Filippini T, Malagoli C, Violi F, Mandrioli J, Consonni D, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis incidence following exposure to inorganic selenium in drinking water: A long-term follow-up. Environ Res. 2019 Dec; 179(Pt A):108742. PMID: 31629180.

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  • Published on 9/9/2019

    Fruh V, Rifas-Shiman SL, Amarasiriwardena C, Cardenas A, Bellinger DC, Wise LA, White RF, Wright RO, Oken E, Claus Henn B. Prenatal lead exposure and childhood executive function and behavioral difficulties in project viva. Neurotoxicology. 2019 12; 75:105-115. PMID: 31513824.

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