Elizabeth N Pearce, MD, is an endocrinologist and epidemiologist specializing in thyroid disorders at Boston Medical Center (BMC), and director of BMC’s Endocrine Fellowship Program. Dr. Pearce is also a professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and is a member of BU’s Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research. Her research interests span iodine nutrition, thyroid function during pregnancy, the thyroid effects of environmental disrupters, and subclinical thyroid dysfunction. She is an influential physician-scientist and her clinical investigations have led to a national change in recommendations for iodine supplementation and use in pregnancy. From 2018 to 2019, she was President of the American Thyroid Association. In 2018, Women in Thyroidology named Dr. Pearce “Woman of the Year”. In 2011, she received the American Thyroid Association’s Van Meter Award for outstanding contributions to research on the thyroid gland. Since 2007, she has been a leader of the Iodine Global Network, which works to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders.
  • Administrative Title

    Endocrine Fellowship Program Director and Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University.

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 1997-2000
  • Fellowship

    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Boston University Medical Center, 2000-2002
  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 1997
  • Board Certifications

    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Research Interests

    Thyroid disease in pregnancy, iodine nutrition, effects of environmental thyroid disruptors