Jean Liew MD MS

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology

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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.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Rheumatology at BU, where her clinical research currently focuses on knee osteoarthritis and axSpA. Additionally, as a member of the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance (GRA) and a member of its Steering Committee, she has led multiple projects relating to data collection, analysis, and dissemination of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals with rheumatic disease.


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 10/1/2022

Hausmann JS, Kennedy K, Surangiwala S, Larche MJ, Sinha R, Durrant K, Foster G, Levine M, Thabane L, Costello W, Robinson PC, Liew JW, Yazdany J, Sirotich E. Early impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with pediatric rheumatic diseases. Eur J Rheumatol. 2022 Oct; 9(4):185-190. PMID: 35156622.

Published on 7/22/2022

Izadi Z, Gianfrancesco MA, Aguirre A, Strangfeld A, Mateus EF, Hyrich KL, Gossec L, Carmona L, Lawson-Tovey S, Kearsley-Fleet L, Schaefer M, Seet AM, Schmajuk G, Jacobsohn L, Katz P, Rush S, Al-Emadi S, Sparks JA, Hsu TY, Patel NJ, Wise L, Gilbert E, Duarte-García A, Valenzuela-Almada MO, Ugarte-Gil MF, Ribeiro SLE, de Oliveira Marinho A, de Azevedo Valadares LD, Giuseppe DD, Hasseli R, Richter JG, Pfeil A, Schmeiser T, Isnardi CA, Reyes Torres AA, Alle G, Saurit V, Zanetti A, Carrara G, Labreuche J, Barnetche T, Herasse M, Plassart S, Santos MJ, Rodrigues AM, Robinson PC, Machado PM, Sirotich E, Liew JW, Hausmann JS, Sufka P, Grainger R, Bhana S, Costello W, Wallace ZS, Yazdany J. Development of a Prediction Model for COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases: Results From the Global Rheumatology Alliance Registry. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2022 Oct; 4(10):872-882. PMID: 35869686.

Published on 7/21/2022

Liew JW, Peloquin C, Tedeschi SK, Felson DT, Zhang Y, Choi HK, Terkeltaub R, Neogi T. Proton-Pump Inhibitors and Risk of Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition in a Population-Based Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Dec; 74(12):2059-2065. PMID: 35245410.

Published on 6/28/2022

Rider LG, Parks CG, Wilkerson J, Schiffenbauer AI, Kwok RK, Noroozi Farhadi P, Nazir S, Ritter R, Sirotich E, Kennedy K, Larche MJ, Levine M, Sattui SE, Liew JW, Harrison CO, Moni TT, Miller AK, Putman M, Hausmann J, Simard JF, Sparks JA, Miller FW. Baseline factors associated with self-reported disease flares following COVID-19 vaccination among adults with systemic rheumatic disease: results from the COVID-19 global rheumatology alliance vaccine survey. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2022 Jun 28; 61(SI2):SI143-SI150. PMID: 35460240.

Published on 6/28/2022

Conway R, Nikiphorou E, Demetriou CA, Low C, Leamy K, Ryan JG, Kavanagh R, Fraser AD, Carey JJ, O'Connell P, Flood RM, Mullan RH, Kane DJ, Ambrose N, Stafford F, Robinson PC, Liew JW, Grainger R, McCarthy GM. Temporal trends in COVID-19 outcomes in people with rheumatic diseases in Ireland: data from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance registry. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2022 Jun 28; 61(SI2):SI151-SI156. PMID: 35258593.

Published on 5/25/2022

Ezeanuna MN, Prince DK, Alexander SA, Richards JS, Kerr GS, Jalal D, Bansal N, Liew JW, Singh N. Association of rheumatoid arthritis with mortality in chronic kidney disease: a cohort study. Clin Rheumatol. 2022 Sep; 41(9):2669-2676. PMID: 35610408.

Published on 5/12/2022

Chock EY, Putman M, Conway R, Danila MI, Hoyer B, Hsieh E, Jayatilleke A, Kilian A, Leipe J, Liew JW, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Singh N, Ung N, Yeoh SA, Wallace ZS, Grainger R, Cappelli LC. Experience with telemedicine among rheumatology clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international survey. Rheumatol Adv Pract. 2022; 6(2):rkac039. PMID: 35669677.

Published on 4/26/2022

Liew JW, Gianfrancesco MA, Heckbert SR, Gensler LS. Relationship Between Body Mass Index, Disease Activity, and Exercise in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Aug; 74(8):1287-1293. PMID: 33502113.

Published on 4/1/2022

Liew J, Gianfrancesco M, Harrison C, Izadi Z, Rush S, Lawson-Tovey S, Jacobsohn L, Ja C, Hyrich KL, Gossec L, Strangfeld A, Carmona L, Schäfer M, Frãzao-Mateus E, Bulina I, Stafford F, Tufan A, Graver C, Yardimci GK, Zepa J, Al Emadi S, Cook C, Abutiban F, Dey D, Katigbak G, Kaufman L, Kowalski E, Martínez-Martínez MU, Patel NJ, Reyes-Cordero G, Salido E, Smith E, Snow D, Sparks J, Wise L, Bhana S, Gore-Massy M, Grainger R, Hausmann J, Sirotich E, Sufka P, Wallace Z, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Yazdany J. SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections among vaccinated individuals with rheumatic disease: results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance provider registry. RMD Open. 2022 Apr; 8(1). PMID: 35387864.

Published on 3/28/2022

Conway R, Grimshaw AA, Konig MF, Putman M, Duarte-García A, Tseng LY, Cabrera DM, Chock YPE, Degirmenci HB, Duff E, Egeli BH, Graef ER, Gupta A, Harkins P, Hoyer BF, Jayatilleke A, Jin S, Kasia C, Khilnani A, Kilian A, Kim AHJ, Lin CMA, Low C, Proulx L, Sattui SE, Singh N, Sparks JA, Tam H, Ugarte-Gil MF, Ung N, Wang K, Wise LM, Yang Z, Young KJ, Liew JW, Grainger R, Wallace ZS, Hsieh E. SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 Outcomes in Rheumatic Diseases: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 May; 74(5):766-775. PMID: 34807517.

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