Christine K. Liu, MD MSc
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine

MD, Temple University School of Medicine

My area of focus is older adults with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, especially those on hemodialysis. My goal is to improve quality of life in these groups with interventions. I am trained as an epidemiologist and have substantial expertise with clinical trials in older adults, including nursing home residents.

Assistant Professor
Boston Medical Center

Mobility in older hemodialysis patients
09/01/2018 - 05/31/2023 (PI)

Impact of Exercise on Kidney Function and Injury among Elders in the LIFE Trial
07/13/2018 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
Northern California Institute for Research and Education NIH-NIDDK

09/01/2015 - 05/31/2019 (PI)
Tufts University NIH-NIA

RACE: Randomized controlled trial of Autologous microbiome reconstitution to prevent Colonization…
09/20/2016 - 03/31/2018 (PI)
OpenBiome CDC

Preventing hospitalizations in older hemodialysis (HD) patients: the role of primary care access
11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 (PI)
Amer Soc Nephrology

An exploratory study to evaluate the relationship between measures of lower extremity peak torqu…
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
Tufts University Astellas Pharma US,

Encouraging Physical Activity and Improving Performance in Older Adults
02/01/2015 - 09/30/2015 (PI)
Tufts University

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled,parallel group, multicenter study of the effects of r
11/01/2013 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
Tufts University Regeneron Pharmaceut

Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders - The LIFE Study
07/01/2010 - 11/30/2014 (PI)
Tufts University NIH-NIA

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  1. Chen H, Rejeski WJ, Gill TM, Guralnik J, King AC, Newman A, Blair SN, Conroy D, Liu C, Manini TM, Pahor M, Ambrosius WT, Miller ME. A Comparison of Self-report Indices of Major Mobility Disability to Failure on the 400-m Walk Test: The LIFE Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 03 14; 73(4):513-518. PMID: 28958023.
  2. Trombetti A, Hars M, Hsu FC, Reid KF, Church TS, Gill TM, King AC, Liu CK, Manini TM, McDermott MM, Newman AB, Rejeski WJ, Guralnik JM, Pahor M, Fielding RA. Effect of Physical Activity on Frailty: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2018 03 06; 168(5):309-316. PMID: 29310138.
  3. Kritchevsky SB, Lovato L, Handing EP, Blair S, Botoseneanu A, Guralnik JM, Liu C, King A, Marsh AP, Pahor M, Rejeski WJ, Spring B, Manini T. Exercise's effect on mobility disability in older adults with and without obesity: The LIFE study randomized clinical trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Jul; 25(7):1199-1205. PMID: 28653499.
  4. Ó Hartaigh B, Lovato LC, Pahor M, Buford TW, Dodson JA, Forman DE, Buman MP, Demons JL, Santanasto AJ, Liu C, Miller ME, McDermott MM, Gill TM. Effect of a Long-Term Physical Activity Intervention on Resting Pulse Rate in Older Persons: Results from the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Dec; 64(12):2511-2516. PMID: 27787876.
  5. Vaz Fragoso CA, Beavers DP, Anton SD, Liu CK, McDermott MM, Newman AB, Pahor M, Stafford RS, Gill TM. Effect of Structured Physical Activity on Respiratory Outcomes in Sedentary Elderly Adults with Mobility Limitations. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Mar; 64(3):501-9. PMID: 27000324; PMCID: PMC4806401.
  6. Liu CK, Lyass A, Larson MG, Massaro JM, Wang N, D'Agostino RB, Benjamin EJ, Murabito JM. Biomarkers of oxidative stress are associated with frailty: the Framingham Offspring Study. Age (Dordr). 2016 Feb; 38(1):1.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26695510; PMCID: PMC5005887; DOI: 10.1007/s11357-015-9864-z;.
  7. Mankowski RT, Aubertin-Leheudre M, Beavers DP, Botoseneanu A, Buford TW, Church T, Glynn NW, King AC, Liu C, Manini TM, Marsh AP, McDermott M, Nocera JR, Pahor M, Strotmeyer ES, Anton SD. Sedentary time is associated with the metabolic syndrome in older adults with mobility limitations--The LIFE Study. Exp Gerontol. 2015 Oct; 70:32-6. PMID: 26130060; PMCID: PMC4600654.
  8. Vaz Fragoso CA, Miller ME, King AC, Kritchevsky SB, Liu CK, Myers VH, Nadkarni NK, Pahor M, Spring BJ, Gill TM. Effect of Structured Physical Activity on Sleep-Wake Behaviors in Sedentary Elderly Adults with Mobility Limitations. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jul; 63(7):1381-90. PMID: 26115386; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.13509;.
  9. Kirn DR, Koochek A, Reid KF, von Berens Å, Travison TG, Folta S, Sacheck J, Nelson M, Liu C, Phillips E, Åberg AC, Nydahl M, Gustafsson T, Cederholm T, Fielding RA. The Vitality, Independence, and Vigor in the Elderly 2 Study (VIVE2): Design and methods. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Jul; 43:164-71.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26044464; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.06.001;.
  10. Vaz Fragoso CA, Hsu FC, Brinkley T, Church T, Liu CK, Manini T, Newman AB, Stafford RS, McDermott MM, Gill TM. Combined reduced forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and peripheral artery disease in sedentary elders with functional limitations. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2014 Sep; 15(9):665-70. PMID: 24973990; PMCID: PMC4145029.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

End-stage renal disease, hemodialysis, chronic kidney disease, frailty, falls, inflammation, older adults

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