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

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. Hausmann JS, Kennedy K, Surangiwala S, Larche MJ, Sinha R, Durrant K, Foster G, Levine M, Thabane L, Costello W, Robinson PC, Liew JW, Yazdany J, Sirotich E. Early impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with pediatric rheumatic diseases. Eur J Rheumatol. 2022 Oct; 9(4):185-190. PMID: 35156622
  2. Izadi Z, Gianfrancesco MA, Aguirre A, Strangfeld A, Mateus EF, Hyrich KL, Gossec L, Carmona L, Lawson-Tovey S, Kearsley-Fleet L, Schaefer M, Seet AM, Schmajuk G, Jacobsohn L, Katz P, Rush S, Al-Emadi S, Sparks JA, Hsu TY, Patel NJ, Wise L, Gilbert E, Duarte-García A, Valenzuela-Almada MO, Ugarte-Gil MF, Ribeiro SLE, de Oliveira Marinho A, de Azevedo Valadares LD, Giuseppe DD, Hasseli R, Richter JG, Pfeil A, Schmeiser T, Isnardi CA, Reyes Torres AA, Alle G, Saurit V, Zanetti A, Carrara G, Labreuche J, Barnetche T, Herasse M, Plassart S, Santos MJ, Rodrigues AM, Robinson PC, Machado PM, Sirotich E, Liew JW, Hausmann JS, Sufka P, Grainger R, Bhana S, Costello W, Wallace ZS, Yazdany J. Development of a Prediction Model for COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases: Results From the Global Rheumatology Alliance Registry. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2022 Oct; 4(10):872-882. PMID: 35869686; PMCID: PMC9350083; DOI: 10.1002/acr2.11481;
  3. Liew JW, Peloquin C, Tedeschi SK, Felson DT, Zhang Y, Choi HK, Terkeltaub R, Neogi T. Proton-Pump Inhibitors and Risk of Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition in a Population-Based Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Dec; 74(12):2059-2065.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35245410; PMCID: PMC9440954; DOI: 10.1002/acr.24876;
  4. Rider LG, Parks CG, Wilkerson J, Schiffenbauer AI, Kwok RK, Noroozi Farhadi P, Nazir S, Ritter R, Sirotich E, Kennedy K, Larche MJ, Levine M, Sattui SE, Liew JW, Harrison CO, Moni TT, Miller AK, Putman M, Hausmann J, Simard JF, Sparks JA, Miller FW. Baseline factors associated with self-reported disease flares following COVID-19 vaccination among adults with systemic rheumatic disease: results from the COVID-19 global rheumatology alliance vaccine survey. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2022 Jun 28; 61(SI2):SI143-SI150. PMID: 35460240; PMCID: PMC9248066; DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keac249;
  5. 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, Ambrose N, Stafford F, Robinson PC, Liew JW, Grainger R, McCarthy GM. Temporal trends in COVID-19 outcomes in people with rheumatic diseases in Ireland: data from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance registry. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2022 Jun 28; 61(SI2):SI151-SI156. PMID: 35258593; PMCID: PMC8992296; DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keac142;
  6. Ezeanuna MN, Prince DK, Alexander SA, Richards JS, Kerr GS, Jalal D, Bansal N, Liew JW, Singh N. Association of rheumatoid arthritis with mortality in chronic kidney disease: a cohort study. Clin Rheumatol. 2022 Sep; 41(9):2669-2676. PMID: 35610408
  7. Chock EY, Putman M, Conway R, Danila MI, Hoyer B, Hsieh E, Jayatilleke A, Kilian A, Leipe J, Liew JW, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Singh N, Ung N, Yeoh SA, Wallace ZS, Grainger R, Cappelli LC. Experience with telemedicine among rheumatology clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international survey. Rheumatol Adv Pract. 2022; 6(2):rkac039. PMID: 35669677; PMCID: PMC9154733; DOI: 10.1093/rap/rkac039;
  8. Liew JW, Gianfrancesco MA, Heckbert SR, Gensler LS. Relationship Between Body Mass Index, Disease Activity, and Exercise in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Aug; 74(8):1287-1293. PMID: 33502113
  9. Liew J, Gianfrancesco M, Harrison C, Izadi Z, Rush S, Lawson-Tovey S, Jacobsohn L, Ja C, Hyrich KL, Gossec L, Strangfeld A, Carmona L, Schäfer M, Frãzao-Mateus E, Bulina I, Stafford F, Tufan A, Graver C, Yardimci GK, Zepa J, Al Emadi S, Cook C, Abutiban F, Dey D, Katigbak G, Kaufman L, Kowalski E, Martínez-Martínez MU, Patel NJ, Reyes-Cordero G, Salido E, Smith E, Snow D, Sparks J, Wise L, Bhana S, Gore-Massy M, Grainger R, Hausmann J, Sirotich E, Sufka P, Wallace Z, Machado PM, Robinson PC, Yazdany J. SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections among vaccinated individuals with rheumatic disease: results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance provider registry. RMD Open. 2022 Apr; 8(1). PMID: 35387864; PMCID: PMC8987210; DOI: 10.1136/rmdopen-2021-002187;
  10. Conway R, Grimshaw AA, Konig MF, Putman M, Duarte-García A, Tseng LY, Cabrera DM, Chock YPE, Degirmenci HB, Duff E, Egeli BH, Graef ER, Gupta A, Harkins P, Hoyer BF, Jayatilleke A, Jin S, Kasia C, Khilnani A, Kilian A, Kim AHJ, Lin CMA, Low C, Proulx L, Sattui SE, Singh N, Sparks JA, Tam H, Ugarte-Gil MF, Ung N, Wang K, Wise LM, Yang Z, Young KJ, Liew JW, Grainger R, Wallace ZS, Hsieh E. SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 Outcomes in Rheumatic Diseases: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 May; 74(5):766-775.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34807517; PMCID: PMC9011807; DOI: 10.1002/art.42030;
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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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