Jean Liew MD MS

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology

650 Albany St | (617) 358-9655
Jean Liew



Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center


Dr. Jean Liew graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Biology and English and went on to earn her MD at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She then relocated to the Pacific Northwest to complete an Internal Medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR followed by rheumatology fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She concurrently earned an M.S. in Epidemiology through the University of Washington School of Public Health. During her fellowship, the primary focus of her research was in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), specifically AS, and cardiovascular comorbidity.

As a member of the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance (GRA) and a member of its Steering Committee, she is involved in multiple projects relating to data collection, analysis, and dissemination of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals with rheumatic disease. In addition to co-authorship on publications from the GRA provider-entered registry, she has co-led a literature review on acute viral respiratory adverse effects of commonly used anti-rheumatic medications, and several peer-reviewed or invited commentaries on data for the use of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19.


MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2014

Epidemiology, MS, University of Washington, 2020

English, BA, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Biology, BS, University of Texas at Austin, 2010


Published on 1/27/2021

Liew JW, Gianfrancesco MA, Heckbert SR, Gensler LS. The relationship between body mass index, disease activity, and exercise in ankylosing spondylitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 Jan 27. PMID: 33502113.

Published on 1/27/2021

Strangfeld A, Schäfer M, Gianfrancesco MA, Lawson-Tovey S, Liew JW, Ljung L, Mateus EF, Richez C, Santos MJ, Schmajuk G, Scirè CA, Sirotich E, Sparks JA, Sufka P, Thomas T, Trupin L, Wallace ZS, Al-Adely S, Bachiller-Corral J, Bhana S, Cacoub P, Carmona L, Costello R, Costello W, Gossec L, Grainger R, Hachulla E, Hasseli R, Hausmann JS, Hyrich KL, Izadi Z, Jacobsohn L, Katz P, Kearsley-Fleet L, Robinson PC, Yazdany J, Machado PM. Factors associated with COVID-19-related death in people with rheumatic diseases: results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance physician-reported registry. Ann Rheum Dis. 2021 Jan 27. PMID: 33504483.

Published on 1/5/2021

Liew JW, Bhana S, Costello W, Hausmann JS, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Sirotich E, Sufka P, Wallace ZS, Yazdany J, Grainger R. The COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance: evaluating the rapid design and implementation of an international registry against best practice. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021 01 05; 60(1):353-358. PMID: 32789449.

Published on 1/1/2021

Chang YM, Liew JW, Gallego DF, Compton N, Hughes GC, Limaye AP. Disseminated Mycobacterium haemophilum With Tenosynovitis in a Liver Transplant Recipient. J Clin Rheumatol. 2021 Jan 01; 27(1):e36-e37. PMID: 31880608.

Published on 1/1/2021

Egeli BH, Sparks JA, Kim AHJ, Liew JW. Hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19 and its potential cardiovascular toxicity: Hero or villain? Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2021 Jan 01; 101658. PMID: 33483287.

Published on 12/22/2020

Sattui SE, Graef ER, Liew JW, Sparks JA, Kim AHJ. Reply to 'Taking a stand against the politicization of medical research: how "swinging the pendulum" poses a hazard to clinical trials, study participants, and the progress of science'. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2020 Dec 22; 1-3. PMID: 33290667.

Published on 12/3/2020

Robinson PC, Liew DFL, Liew JW, Monaco C, Richards D, Shivakumar S, Tanner HL, Feldmann M. The Potential for Repurposing Anti-TNF as a Therapy for the Treatment of COVID-19. Med (N Y). 2020 Dec 18; 1(1):90-102. PMID: 33294881.

Published on 11/19/2020

Putman M, Chock YPE, Tam H, Kim AHJ, Sattui SE, Berenbaum F, Danila MI, Korsten P, Sanchez-Alvarez C, Sparks JA, Coates LC, Palmerlee C, Peirce A, Jayatilleke A, Johnson SR, Kilian A, Liew J, Prokop LJ, Murad MH, Grainger R, Wallace ZS, Duarte-García A. Antirheumatic Disease Therapies for the Treatment of COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 Jan; 73(1):36-47. PMID: 32741139.

Published on 11/3/2020

Gianfrancesco MA, Leykina LA, Izadi Z, Taylor T, Sparks JA, Harrison C, Trupin L, Rush S, Schmajuk G, Katz P, Jacobsohn L, Hsu TY, D'Silva KM, Serling-Boyd N, Wallwork R, Todd DJ, Bhana S, Costello W, Grainger R, Hausmann JS, Liew JW, Sirotich E, Sufka P, Wallace ZS, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Yazdany J. Association of Race and Ethnicity With COVID-19 Outcomes in Rheumatic Disease: Data From the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Physician Registry. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Nov 03. PMID: 33146001.

Published on 11/1/2020

Liew JW, Ward MM, Reveille JD, Weisman M, Brown MA, Lee M, Rahbar M, Heckbert SR, Gensler LS. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug Use and Association With Incident Hypertension in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 11; 72(11):1645-1652. PMID: 31529687.

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