Christine Liu, MD MSc

Assistant Professor, Medicine

(617) 638-6100
88 E. Newton St Newton Pavilion


My area of focus is older adults with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, especially those on hemodialysis. My goal is to improve quality of life in these groups with interventions. I am trained as an epidemiologist and have substantial expertise with clinical trials in older adults, including nursing home residents.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Boston Medical Center


  • Temple University School of Medicine, MD
  • Brown University, BA


  • Published on 1/9/2018

    Trombetti A, Hars M, Hsu FC, Reid KF, Church TS, Gill TM, King AC, Liu CK, Manini TM, McDermott MM, Newman AB, Rejeski WJ, Guralnik JM, Pahor M, Fielding RA. Effect of Physical Activity on Frailty: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Jan 09. PMID: 29310138.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/23/2015

    Liu CK, Lyass A, Larson MG, Massaro JM, Wang N, D'Agostino RB, Benjamin EJ, Murabito JM. Biomarkers of oxidative stress are associated with frailty: the Framingham Offspring Study. Age (Dordr). 2016 Feb; 38(1):1. PMID: 26695510.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Liu CK, Leng X, Hsu FC, Kritchevsky SB, Ding J, Earnest CP, Ferrucci L, Goodpaster BH, Guralnik JM, Lenchik L, Pahor M, Fielding RA. The impact of sarcopenia on a physical activity intervention: the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Pilot Study (LIFE-P). J Nutr Health Aging. 2014 Jan; 18(1):59-64. PMID: 24402391.

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  • Published on 8/2/2013

    Liu CK, Lyass A, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB, Fox CS, Murabito JM. Chronic kidney disease defined by cystatin C predicts mobility disability and changes in gait speed: the Framingham Offspring Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Mar; 69(3):301-7. PMID: 23913929.

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  • Published on 2/1/2011

    Liu CK, Fielding RA. Exercise as an intervention for frailty. Clin Geriatr Med. 2011 Feb; 27(1):101-10. PMID: 21093726.

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