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Maureen Dubreuil, MD, M.Sc.

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentClinical Epidemiology Research & Training
Address650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4394
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-6253-1515
Other Positions
TitleActive Staff Hospital Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentRheumatology

InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System

 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2006Waterbury Medical Association: Welsford and Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship
2009Gold Humanism in Medicine Award
2013-2015Arthritis Foundation: Research Scientist Development Award
2013BU Women's Guild Scholarship
2014-2015Boston University: Academy for Faculty Advancement Participant
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
My interest is in the epidemiology of rheumatic diseases, with an emphasis on spondyloarthritis. Previous work has included study of risk factors for gout, and comorbidities of rheumatic diseases, and adverse events with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.

Under the mentorship of Drs. Neogi, Felson and Choi, I was awarded a project grant from the Arthritis Foundation to describe the association of ankylosing spondylitis with cardiovascular disease, and to understand possible mechanisms for the associations. This work revealed an increased risk of myocardial infarction with use of NSAIDs, which I presented at national and international conferences. My future work will continue to focus on adverse events with medication, including an assessment of factors that lead spondyloarthritis patients to select a medication, and a cost-effectiveness analysis including patient values, side effects, and costs of treatment for spondyloarthritis.

Answering these questions has the potential to improve longevity and quality of life for patients with rheumatic diseases, though a better understanding of the factors most important to patients. With my background in research, clinical training in rheumatology, rigorous research environment in the section of Clinical Epidemiology, and my mentoring team, I hope to continue my development as an independent clinical researcher with a focus on inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

 Publications
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  1. Jutkowitz E, Dubreuil M, Lu N, Kuntz KM, Choi HK. The cost-effectiveness of HLA-b*5801 screening to guide initial urate-lowering therapy for gout in the United States. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2016 Nov 01. PMID: 27916277.
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  2. Zhang Y, Lu N, Peloquin C, Dubreuil M, Neogi T, Aviña-Zubieta JA, Rai SK, Choi HK. Improved survival in rheumatoid arthritis: a general population-based cohort study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017 Feb; 76(2):408-413. PMID: 27338777.
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  3. Jinno S, Hasegawa K, Neogi T, Goto T, Dubreuil M. Trends in Emergency Department Visits and Charges for Gout in the United States between 2006 and 2012. J Rheumatol. 2016 Aug; 43(8):1589-92. PMID: 27252429.
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  4. Lee T, Lu N, Felson DT, Choi HK, Dalal DS, Zhang Y, Dubreuil M. Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs correlates with the risk of venous thromboembolism in knee osteoarthritis patients: a UK population-based case-control study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Jun; 55(6):1099-105. PMID: 26983451.
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  5. Dubreuil M, Peloquin C, Zhang Y, Choi HK, Inman RD, Neogi T. Validity of ankylosing spondylitis diagnoses in The Health Improvement Network. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016 Apr; 25(4):399-404. PMID: 26762622.
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  6. Lee T, Lu N, Felson DT, Choi HK, Dalal D, Zhang Y, Dubreuil M. Use of NSAIDs Correlates with the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Knee OA Patients: A UK Population-Based Case-Control Study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015; Accepted for publication.
  7. Dubreuil M, Peloquin C, Zhang Y, Choi HK, Inman RD, Neogi T. Validity of Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnoses in The Health Improvement Network. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2015; Accepted for publication.
  8. Zhang Y, Peloquin CE, Dubreuil M, Roddy E, Lu N, Neogi T, Choi HK. Sleep Apnea and the Risk of Incident Gout: A Population-Based, Body Mass Index-Matched Cohort Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Dec; 67(12):3298-302. PMID: 26477891.
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  9. Lu N, Dubreuil M, Zhang Y, Neogi T, Rai SK, Ascherio A, Hernán MA, Choi HK. Gout and the risk of Alzheimer's disease: a population-based, BMI-matched cohort study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Mar; 75(3):547-51. PMID: 25739830.
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  10. Dubreuil M, Zhu Y, Zhang Y, Seeger JD, Lu N, Rho YH, Choi HK. Allopurinol initiation and all-cause mortality in the general population. Ann Rheum Dis. 2015 Jul; 74(7):1368-72. PMID: 24665118.
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  11. Dubreuil M, Rho YH, Man A, Zhu Y, Zhang Y, Love TJ, Ogdie A, Gelfand JM, Choi HK. Diabetes incidence in psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis: a UK population-based cohort study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014 Feb; 53(2):346-52. PMID: 24185762.
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  12. Kissin EY, Garg A, Grayson PC, Dubreuil M, Vradii D, York M, Simms RW. Ultrasound assessment of subcutaneous compressibility: a potential adjunctive diagnostic tool in eosinophilic fasciitis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Oct; 19(7):382-5. PMID: 24048117.
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  13. Dubreuil M, Neogi T, Chen CA, Choi HK, Chaisson CE, Hunter DJ, Zhang Y. Increased risk of recurrent gout attacks with hospitalization. Am J Med. 2013 Dec; 126(12):1138-41.e1. PMID: 24054179.
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  14. Dubreuil M, Greger S, LaValley M, Cunnington J, Sibbitt WL, Kissin EY. Improvement in wrist pain with ultrasound-guided glucocorticoid injections: a meta-analysis of individual patient data. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Apr; 42(5):492-7. PMID: 23312549.
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  15. Man A, Zhu Y, Zhang Y, Dubreuil M, Rho YH, Peloquin C, Simms RW, Choi HK. The risk of cardiovascular disease in systemic sclerosis: a population-based cohort study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2013 Jul; 72(7):1188-93. PMID: 22904260.
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  16. Dubreuil M, Choi HK, Zhang Y, Zhu Y. Sex, Age, and Birth Cohort Effects on Incidence of Giant Cell Arteritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2010; Suppl 10(62):2199.
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  17. Silk H, Weber CM, Dubreuil M. Enhancing the hospice curriculum within the family medicine clerkship. Fam Med. 2009 Apr; 41(4):240-2. PMID: 19343550.
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