Jean Liew, MD MS
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine

MD, University of Texas Medical Branch
MS, University of Washington

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.

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.

Boston University
Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center

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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  1. Liew JW, Bhana S, Costello W, Hausmann JS, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Sirotich E, Sufka P, Wallace ZS, Yazdany J, Grainger R. The COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance: evaluating the rapid design and implementation of an international registry against best practice. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2020 Aug 13. PMID: 32789449
  2. Sattui SE, Liew JW, Graef ER, Coler-Reilly A, Berenbaum F, Duarte-García A, Harrison C, Konig MF, Korsten P, Putman MS, Robinson PC, Sirotich E, Ugarte-Gil MF, Webb K, Young KJ, Kim AHJ, Sparks JA. Swinging the pendulum: lessons learned from public discourse concerning hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2020 Aug 11; 1-8. PMID: 32620062; DOI: 10.1080/1744666X.2020.1792778;
  3. Duarte-García A, Graef ER, Liew JW, Konig MF, Kim AH, Sparks JA. Response to: 'Correspondence on 'Festina lente: hydroxychloroquine, COVID-19and the role of the rheumatologist' by Graef et al' by Lo et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Aug 07. PMID: 32769149
  4. Monga K, Liew J. Response to: 'Correspondence to 'Gender gap in rheumatology: speaker representation at annual conferences' by Monga and Liew-gender discrepancies at annual EULAR congresses: towards the gap narrowing' by Conigliaro et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Aug 04. PMID: 32753418
  5. Monga K, Liew J. Response to: 'Women's journey in Mexican rheumatology. Comment on 'Gender gap in rheumatology: speaker representation at annual conferences' by Monga et al' by Colunga-Pedraza et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Aug 04. PMID: 32753422
  6. Putman M, Chock YPE, Tam H, Kim AHJ, Sattui SE, Berenbaum F, Danila MI, Korsten P, Sanchez-Alvarez C, Sparks JA, Coates LC, Palmerlee C, Peirce A, Jayatilleke A, Johnson SR, Kilian A, Liew J, Prokop LJ, Murad MH, Grainger R, Wallace ZS, Duarte-García A. Antirheumatic Disease Therapies for the Treatment of COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Aug 02. PMID: 32741139
  7. Hausmann JS, Sufka P, Bhana S, Liew JW, Machado PM, Wallace ZS, Costello W, Robinson PC, Yazdany J, Grainger R, Sirotich E. Conducting research in a pandemic: The power of social media. Eur J Rheumatol. 2020 Jul 21. PMID: 32716838
  8. Liew JW, Graef ER. Rheumatic disease and COVID-19. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Jul 10. PMID: 32651196; DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-217674;
  9. Liew JW, Graef ER, Sparks JA, Kim AH. Response to: 'Emergency arising from patients' fear of taking antimalarials during these COVID-19 times: are antimalarials as unsafe for cardiovascular health as recent reports suggest?' by Santos-Moreno et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Jul 09. PMID: 32647030; DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-218432;
  10. Liew JW, Reveille JD, Castillo M, Sawhney H, Naovarat BS, Heckbert SR, Gensler LS. Cardiovascular risk scores in axial spondyloarthritis versus the general population: A cross-sectional study. J Rheumatol. 2020 Jul 01. PMID: 32611668; DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.200188;
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axial spondyloarthritis
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