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.

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 4/23/2022

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 Apr 23. PMID: 35460240.

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.

Published on 3/8/2022

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 Mar 08. PMID: 35258593.

Published on 3/4/2022

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 Mar 04. PMID: 35245410.

Published on 2/21/2022

Young K, Yeoh SA, Putman M, Sattui S, Conway R, Graef E, Kilian A, Konig M, Sparks J, Ugarte-Gil M, Upton L, Berenbaum F, Bhana S, Costello W, Hausmann J, Machado P, Robinson P, Sirotich E, Sufka P, Yazdany J, Liew J, Grainger R, Wallace Z, Jayatilleke A. The impact of COVID-19 on rheumatology training-results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance trainee survey. Rheumatol Adv Pract. 2022; 6(1):rkac001. PMID: 35392427.

Published on 2/16/2022

Ugarte-Gil MF, Alarcón GS, Izadi Z, Duarte-García A, Reátegui-Sokolova C, Clarke AE, Wise L, Pons-Estel GJ, Santos MJ, Bernatsky S, Ribeiro SLE, Al Emadi S, Sparks JA, Hsu TY, Patel NJ, Gilbert EL, Valenzuela-Almada MO, Jönsen A, Landolfi G, Fredi M, Goulenok T, Devaux M, Mariette X, Queyrel V, Romão VC, Sequeira G, Hasseli R, Hoyer B, Voll RE, Specker C, Baez R, Castro-Coello V, Maldonado Ficco H, Reis Neto ET, Ferreira GAA, Monticielo OAA, Sirotich E, Liew J, Hausmann J, Sufka P, Grainger R, Bhana S, Costello W, Wallace ZS, Jacobsohn L, Taylor T, Ja C, Strangfeld A, Mateus EF, Hyrich KL, Carmona L, Lawson-Tovey S, Kearsley-Fleet L, Schäfer M, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Gianfrancesco M, Yazdany J. Characteristics associated with poor COVID-19 outcomes in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus: data from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance. Ann Rheum Dis. 2022 Feb 16. PMID: 35172961.

Published on 2/14/2022

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 Feb 14. PMID: 35156622.

Published on 2/8/2022

Putman M, Kennedy K, Sirotich E, Liew JW, Sattui SE, Moni TT, Akpabio AA, Alpizar-Rodriguez D, Angevare S, Beesley RP, Berenbaum F, Bulina I, Chock YPE, Conway R, Duarte-García A, Singh AD, Duff E, Durrant KL, Gheita TA, Hill CL, Howard R, Hoyer BF, Hsieh E, El Kibbi L, Kilian A, Kim AHJ, Liew DFL, Lo C, Mateus EF, Miller B, Mingolla S, Nudel M, Singh JA, Singh N, Ugarte-Gil MF, Wallace J, Young KJ, Zamora-Tehozol EA, Bhana S, Costello W, Grainger R, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Sufka P, Wallace ZS, Yazdany J, Harrison C, Larché MJ, Levine M, Foster G, Thabane L, Hausmann JS, Sparks JA, Simard JF. COVID-19 vaccine perceptions and uptake: results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Vaccine Survey. Lancet Rheumatol. 2022 Apr; 4(4):e237-e240. PMID: 35156060.

Published on 12/1/2021

Liew JW, Jafarzadeh SR, Dubreuil M, Heckbert SR, Mooney SJ, Brown MA, Ishimori ML, Reveille JD, Ward MM, Weisman MH, Gensler LS. The Association of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Use With Incident Hypertension in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Data From the PSOAS Cohort. J Rheumatol. 2022 03; 49(3):274-280. PMID: 34853088.

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