Elizabeth Pearce, MD, Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Pearce is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition Section at Boston University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard and a masters’ degree in epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and her fellowship in endocrinology at Boston University under the mentorship of Dr. Lewis Braverman. Her research interests include the sufficiency of dietary iodine in the U.S. and globally; thyroid function in pregnancy; thyroidal effects of exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors; and the cardiovascular effects of subclinical thyroid dysfunction. She has been part of the leadership of the Iodine Global Network (IGN; formerly ICCIDD) since 2009. She is a member of the AACE Thyroid Scientific Committee and serves as faculty for the Endocrine Society’s annual board review course. She has served on multiple editorial boards, including those for Endocrine Practice, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Endocrinology®, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Dr. Pearce has been a member of the American Thyroid Association® since 2000. She has chaired both the ATA’s Publications and Public Health Committees. She co-chaired the 2012 Annual Meeting Program Committee and the 2009 and 2016 Spring Symposia, and was a member of the Program Committee for the 2015 International Thyroid Congress. She has served as a member of the ATA Finance Committee, and currently is a member of the Guidelines Policy Task Force. She was one of the leaders of the effort to establish the ATA’s Braverman Lectureship and co-chaired the task force for the 2017 Pregnancy Guidelines. She is Associate Editor for both Thyroid and Clinical Thyroidology journals. She served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013. Dr. Pearce was the 2011 recipient of the ATA Van Meter Award for outstanding contributions to research on the thyroid gland.