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 9/1/2021

Bermas BL, Gianfrancesco M, Tanner HL, Seet AM, Aguiar MC, Al Adhoubi NK, Emadi SA, Cunha BM, Flood R, Kusevich DA, McCarthy EM, Patel NJ, Ruderman E, Sattui SE, Sciascia S, Siddique F, Valenzuela-Almada MO, Wise LM, Worthing AB, Zell J, Bhana S, Costello W, Duarte-Garcia A, Grainger R, Gossec L, Hausmann JS, Hyrich K, Lawson-Tovey S, Liew JW, Sirotich E, Sparks J, Sufka P, Wallace Z, Machado PM, Strangfeld A, Clowse MEB, Yazdany J, Robinson PC. COVID-19 in women with rheumatic disease who are pregnant: Data from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance. J Rheumatol. 2021 Sep 01. PMID: 34470798.

Published on 9/1/2021

Sattui SE, Liew JW, Kennedy K, Sirotich E, Putman M, Moni TT, Akpabio A, Alpízar-Rodríguez D, Berenbaum F, Bulina I, Conway R, Singh AD, Duff E, Durrant KL, Gheita TA, Hill CL, Howard RA, Hoyer BF, Hsieh E, El Kibbi L, Kilian A, Kim AH, Liew DFL, Lo C, Miller B, Mingolla S, Nudel M, Palmerlee CA, Singh JA, Singh N, Ugarte-Gil MF, Wallace J, Young KJ, Bhana S, Costello W, Grainger R, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Sufka P, Wallace ZS, Yazdany J, Harrison C, Larché M, Levine M, Foster G, Thabane L, Rider LG, Hausmann JS, Simard JF, Sparks JA. Early experience of COVID-19 vaccination in adults with systemic rheumatic diseases: results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Vaccine Survey. RMD Open. 2021 09; 7(3). PMID: 34493645.

Published on 8/3/2021

Putman M, Sattui SE, Sparks JA, Liew JW, Grainger R, Duarte-García A. Reply. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 09; 73(9):1767-1768. PMID: 33779057.

Published on 7/22/2021

Hausmann JS, Kennedy K, Simard JF, Liew JW, Sparks JA, Moni TT, Harrison C, Larché MJ, Levine M, Sattui SE, Semalulu T, Foster G, Surangiwala S, Thabane L, Beesley RP, Durrant KL, Mateus EF, Mingolla S, Nudel M, Palmerlee CA, Richards DP, Liew DFL, Hill CL, Bhana S, Costello W, Grainger R, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Sufka P, Wallace ZS, Yazdany J, Sirotich E. Immediate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on patient health, health-care use, and behaviours: results from an international survey of people with rheumatic diseases. Lancet Rheumatol. 2021 Oct; 3(10):e707-e714. PMID: 34316727.

Published on 6/1/2021

Mantilla B, Liew JW. Avoiding a Rash Diagnosis: Rituximab-Induced Serum Sickness. J Clin Rheumatol. 2021 Jun 01; 27(4):e155-e159. PMID: 30363002.

Published on 5/28/2021

Sparks JA, Wallace ZS, Seet AM, Gianfrancesco MA, Izadi Z, Hyrich KL, Strangfeld A, Gossec L, Carmona L, Mateus EF, Lawson-Tovey S, Trupin L, Rush S, Katz P, Schmajuk G, Jacobsohn L, Wise L, Gilbert EL, Duarte-García A, Valenzuela-Almada MO, Pons-Estel GJ, Isnardi CA, Berbotto GA, Hsu TY, D'Silva KM, Patel NJ, Kearsley-Fleet L, Schäfer M, Ribeiro SLE, Al Emadi S, Tidblad L, Scirè CA, Raffeiner B, Thomas T, Flipo RM, Avouac J, Seror R, Bernardes M, Cunha MM, Hasseli R, Schulze-Koops H, Müller-Ladner U, Specker C, Souza VA, Mota LMHD, Gomides APM, Dieudé P, Nikiphorou E, Kronzer VL, Singh N, Ugarte-Gil MF, Wallace B, Akpabio A, Thomas R, Bhana S, Costello W, Grainger R, Hausmann JS, Liew JW, Sirotich E, Sufka P, Robinson PC, Machado PM, Yazdany J. Associations of baseline use of biologic or targeted synthetic DMARDs with COVID-19 severity in rheumatoid arthritis: Results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance physician registry. Ann Rheum Dis. 2021 09; 80(9):1137-1146. PMID: 34049860.

Published on 5/13/2021

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, Robinson PC, Liew JW, Grainger R, McCarthy GM. Predictors of hospitalization in patients with rheumatic disease and COVID-19 in Ireland: data from the COVID-19 global rheumatology alliance registry. Rheumatol Adv Pract. 2021; 5(2):rkab031. PMID: 34622123.

Published on 4/16/2021

Liew JW, Kim SC, Peloquin C, Felson DT, Jin Y, Lii J, Neogi T. Knee osteonecrosis incidence from two real-world data sources. Osteoarthr Cartil Open. 2021 Jun; 3(2). PMID: 33959724.

Published on 2/2/2021

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. 2021 03; 73(3):374-380. PMID: 33146001.

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.

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