Jean W. Liew, MD MS
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, University of Texas Medical Branch
MS, University of Washington
BA, University of Texas at Austin
BS, University of Texas at Austin

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Within the Section of Rheumatology, I have helped lead monthly discussions for JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) with involvement from faculty, staff, and trainees in both the clinical and research spheres. Through my clinical care at BMC and my research in rheumatology (including with the Global Rheumatology Alliance), I have become more thoughtful about what it means to be an advocate and an ally, especially to those who have historically not been well-represented in clinical research. As a first generation college graduate myself, I aim to continue mentorship and sponsorship of other first generation students and trainees in order to pay it forward.

Boston University
Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center

The 2022 SAA/Jane Bruckel Early Career Investigator in AxSpA Award
01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025 (PI)
Spondylitis Association of America

The impact of axial spondyloarthritis treatment on chronic opioid use
07/01/2022 - 10/30/2024 (PI)
Rheumatology Research Foundation

The Impact of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Use on Cardiovascular Events in Ankylosing Spondylitis
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
SpondyloArthritis Research and Treatment Network

The impact of ankylosing spondylitis treatment on cardiovascular risk and events
06/10/2020 - 06/10/2022 (PI)
Pfizer, Inc.


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  1. Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Liew JW, Tolstykh I, Lynch JA, Aliabadi P, Felson DT, Clancy M, Nevitt M, Lewis CE, Torner J, Neogi T. Prevalence of intra-articular mineralization on knee computed tomography: the multicenter osteoarthritis study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2023 Apr 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37088266
  2. Maguire S, Al-Emadi S, Alba P, Aguiar MC, Al Lawati T, Alle G, Bermas B, Bhana S, Branimir A, Bulina I, Clowse M, Cogo K, Colunga I, Cook C, Cortez KJ, Dao K, Gianfrancesco M, Gore-Massey M, Gossec L, Grainger R, Hausman J, Hsu TYT, Hyrich K, Isnardi C, Kawano Y, Kilding R, Kusevich DA, Lawson-Tovey S, Liew J, McCarthy E, Montgumery A, Moyano S, Nasir N, Padjen I, Papagoras C, Patel NJ, Pera M, Pisoni C, Pons-Estel G, Quiambao AL, Quintana R, Ruderman E, Sattui S, Savio V, Sciascia S, Sencarova M, Morales RS, Siddique F, Sirotich E, Sparks J, Strangfeld A, Sufka P, Tanner H, Tissera Y, Wallace Z, Werner ML, Wise L, Worthing AB, Zell J, Zepa J, Machado PM, Yazdany J, Robinson P, Conway R. Obstetric outcomes in women with rheumatic disease and COVID-19 in the context of vaccination status. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2023 Apr 03; 62(4):1621-1626. PMID: 36124987
  3. Machado PM, Schäfer M, Mahil SK, Liew J, Gossec L, Dand N, Pfeil A, Strangfeld A, Regierer AC, Fautrel B, Alonso CG, Saad CGS, Griffiths CEM, Lomater C, Miceli-Richard C, Wendling D, Alpizar Rodriguez D, Wiek D, Mateus EF, Sirotich E, Soriano ER, Ribeiro FM, Omura F, Rajão Martins F, Santos H, Dau J, Barker JN, Hausmann J, Hyrich KL, Gensler L, Silva L, Jacobsohn L, Carmona L, Pinheiro MM, Zelaya MD, Severina MLÁ, Yates M, Dubreuil M, Gore-Massy M, Romeo N, Haroon N, Sufka P, Grainger R, Hasseli R, Lawson-Tovey S, Bhana S, Pham T, Olofsson T, Bautista-Molano W, Wallace ZS, Yiu ZZN, Yazdany J, Robinson PC, Smith CH. Characteristics associated with poor COVID-19 outcomes in people with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis: data from the COVID-19 PsoProtect and Global Rheumatology Alliance physician-reported registries. Ann Rheum Dis. 2023 May; 82(5):698-709.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36787993
  4. Baker R, Mantilla B, Graf J, Katz PP, Goglin S, Barton JL, Liew JW, Wysham KD. Racial and Ethnic Differences in a Biochemical Marker of Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2023 Mar; 5(3):142-148. PMID: 36754575; PMCID: PMC10010485; DOI: 10.1002/acr2.11524;
  5. Liew JW, Rabasa G, LaValley M, Collins J, Stefanik J, Roemer FW, Guermazi A, Lewis CE, Nevitt M, Torner J, Felson D. Development of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Based Definition of Knee Osteoarthritis: Data From the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2023 Jan 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36693143
  6. Kwan YH, Phang JK, Woon TH, Liew JW, Dubreuil M, Proft F, Ramiro S, Molto A, Navarro-Compán V, de Hooge M, Meghnathi B, Ziade N, Zhao SS, Llop M, Baraliakos X, Fong W. Social Media Use Among Members of the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society: Results of a Web-Based Survey. J Med Internet Res. 2023 Jan 10; 25:e39155.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36626201; PMCID: PMC9875001; DOI: 10.2196/39155;
  7. 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, Stafford F, Robinson PC, Liew JW, Grainger R, McCarthy GM. Outcomes of COVID-19 in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease in Ireland over the first 2 years of the pandemic. Ir J Med Sci. 2023 Jan 09; 1-6. PMID: 36622628; PMCID: PMC9827440; DOI: 10.1007/s11845-022-03265-7;
  8. Coler-Reilly A, Graef ER, Kim AHJ, Liew JW, Putman MS, Sattui SE, Young KJ, Sparks JA. Social Media for Research Discourse, Dissemination, and Collaboration in Rheumatology. Rheumatol Immunol Res. 2022 Dec; 3(4):169-179.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36879836; PMCID: PMC9984924; DOI: 10.2478/rir-2022-0031;
  9. Degirmenci HB, Oh J, Bays AM, Thomason JL, Liew JW. Public Interest in COVID-19 Therapeutics for High-Risk Populations During the Omicron Era: A Google Trends Analysis. Cureus. 2022 Dec; 14(12):e32684. PMID: 36660525; PMCID: PMC9847211; DOI: 10.7759/cureus.32684;
  10. Ugarte-Gil MF, Alarcón GS, Seet AM, Izadi Z, Montgomery AD, Duarte-García A, Gilbert EL, Valenzuela-Almada MO, Wise L, Sparks JA, Hsu TY, D'Silva KM, Patel NJ, Sirotich E, Liew JW, Hausmann JS, Sufka P, Grainger R, Bhana S, Wallace Z, Jacobsohn L, Strangfeld A, Mateus EF, Hyrich KL, Gossec L, Carmona L, Lawson-Tovey S, Kearsley-Fleet L, Schaefer M, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Gianfrancesco M, Yazdany J. Association Between Race/Ethnicity and COVID-19 Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients From the United States: Data From the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 Jan; 75(1):53-60. PMID: 36239292; PMCID: PMC9874592; DOI: 10.1002/acr.25039;
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2019 ACR Distinguished Fellow
2018-2019 ACR Knowledge Bowl winner
2017 Housestaff Teaching Award
2017 Internal Medicine Excellence in Scholarship Award
2017 John A. Benson Humanism Award
2016 OHSU Golden ROSE Award
2016 OHSU President’s Award nominee
2016 Housestaff Teaching Award
2016 Thomas J. and Nancy Fitzgerald Stack Award
2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Scholarship
2015 Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center PROMISE Award
2014 American Medical Women’s Association: Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation
2014 William L. Marr Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine
2013 Alpha Omega Alpha
2012 Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students
2008 Phi Beta Kappa
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axial spondyloarthritis
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