Lauren A. Wise

Boston University, USA


Lauren A. Wise is an Associate Professor of epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health and a senior epidemiologist at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. She is a reproductive epidemiologist with interests in the etiology of benign gynecologic conditions, preterm birth, and subfertility. Wise is a principal investigator of two NICHD/NIH-funded studies on diet and genetic risk factors for uterine leiomyomata (fibroids) in the Black Women's Health Study, a large prospective cohort study of African-American women that began in 1995. Her work on the study has involved investigations of reproductive and hormonal factors, anthropometry, psychosocial stressors (e.g., childhood abuse victimization and racial discrimination), and common exposures such as caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco use in relation to risk of fibroids, preterm birth, and early menarche. She is also a coinvestigator of the Snart Gravid Study, an internet-based prospective cohort study of time-to-pregnancy in Denmark. In this cohort, she has studied the influence of anthropometric factors and menstrual cycle characteristics on fecundability. Wise teaches two courses at the Boston University School of Public Health entitled reproductive epidemiology and design and conduct of cohort studies and is a faculty advisor on the B.U. Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology Training Grant.

Biography Updated on 28 February 2010

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