Maureen Dubreuil, MD, MSc.

Dr. Dubreuil is a rheumatologist in Boston, specializing in Spondyloarthritis. She works within the Rheumatology section at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, where her research focuses on comorbidities and pharmacoepidemiology of spondyloarthritis. In 2013, she was awarded the Arthritis Foundation Clinical to Research Transition Award and 2016, she began work on a K23-funded project to study patient preferences, and the cost-effectiveness of treatment modalities for spondyloarthritis, to inform both clinical care and policy decisions. She serves as Education Chair and Board Member for the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN), is a Medical Advisor for the Spondylitis Association of America, and is a member of the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS). She is a site investigator for the international CLASSIC study and the PULSAR spondyloarthritis registry.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Dr. Dubreuil is a participant in the Rheumatology Section monthly journal club focused on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI).
Additionally, as a leader for the weekly Research Accelerator meeting, Dr. Dubreuil addresses topic of research equity, and guides discussion around studies addressing disparities in treatment and outcomes.
Dr. Dubreuil was the invited moderator for the 2023 Unmet Research Needs in Spondyloarthritis session on Health Outcomes, Social Constructs and Disparities.
Additionally Dr. Dubreuil is grateful to be the recipient of grant funding from the Arthritis Foundation to study disparities in time to diagnosis of Axial Spondyloarthritis:

Boston University
Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center

VA Boston Healthcare System

Protocol I1F-MC-B019: Psoriatic Arthritis Real-World Study in the US (PARTUS)
10/17/2023 - 10/17/2027 (Subcontract PI)
United BioSource LLC Eli Lilly and Co

Delay in diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis: Do race, ethnicity or social determinants of health matter?
01/01/2023 - 12/31/2024 (PI)
Arthritis Foundation

Career Development Bridge Funding Award: R Bridge
11/01/2022 - 10/30/2024 (PI)
Rheumatology Research Foundation

SPARTAN Referral Recommendations
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
SpondyloArthritis Research and Treatment Network

Effects of Janus kinase inhibitors on structural and safety outcomes in spondyloarthritis
06/16/2022 - 10/31/2023 (PI)
Pfizer, Inc.

Risk of fractures, joint replacements and adverse pregnancy outcomes in ankylosing spondylitis
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

Classification of Axial SpondyloarthritiS Inception Cohort (CLASSIC)
12/23/2019 - 12/22/2022 (PI)
SpondyloArthritis Research and Treatment Network

Establishing The Value of Treatment Strategies in Spondyloarthritis
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

Cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Ankylosing Spondylitis
07/01/2013 - 12/30/2015 (PI)
Arthritis Foundation

Boston University Advanced Fellowship in Psoriatic Arthritis Clinical and Research Excellence
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2025 (PI)
Pfizer, Inc


Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020 (PI)

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  1. Dubreuil M. Year in Review in Axial Spondyloarthritis Clinical Research and Guidelines: SPARTAN 2023 Annual Meeting Proceedings. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2024 May; 26(5):164-169. PMID: 38340269
  2. Jinno S, Onishi A, Hattori S, Dubreuil M, Ueda Y, Nishimura K, Okano T, Yamada H, Yamamoto W, Murata K, Onizawa H, Ebina K, Maeda Y, Son Y, Amuro H, Hara R, Hata K, Shiba H, Katayama M, Watanabe R, Hashimoto M, Saegusa J. Comparison of retention of biologics in Japanese patients with elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis-the ANSWER cohort study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2024 Feb 06. PMID: 38317442
  3. Bittar M, Nouer SS, Tolley EA, Dubreuil M, Magrey M. Mortality and Ankylosing Spondylitis in the US population: leading causes and associated factors. Clin Rheumatol. 2024 Jan; 43(1):227-232. PMID: 37733078
  4. George N, Liew JW, Dubreuil M. The role of upadacitinib for the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis. Immunotherapy. 2023 Oct; 15(15):1227-1237.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37675498
  5. Merjanah S, Liew JW, Bihn J, Fillmore NR, Brophy MT, Do NV, Dubreuil M. Trends in Fracture Rates Over Two Decades Among Veterans With Ankylosing Spondylitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 Dec; 75(12):2481-2488.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37308459; PMCID: PMC10704387; DOI: 10.1002/acr.25166;
  6. Beaudette-Zlatanova B, Lew RA, Otis JD, Branch-Elliman W, Bacorro E, Dubreuil M, Eyvazzadeh C, Kaur M, Lazzari AA, Libbey C, Monach PA. Pilot Study of Low-dose Naltrexone for the Treatment of Chronic Pain Due to Arthritis: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Crossover Clinical Trial. Clin Ther. 2023 May; 45(5):468-477.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37045708
  7. Kumar D, Neogi T, Peloquin C, Marinko L, Camarinos J, Aoyagi K, Felson DT, Dubreuil M. Delayed timing of physical therapy initiation increases the risk of future opioid use in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: a real-world cohort study. Br J Sports Med. 2023 Aug; 57(15):958-964.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36822841; PMCID: PMC10444904; DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2022-106044;
  8. 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; PMCID: PMC10176347; DOI: 10.1136/ard-2022-223499;
  9. 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;
  10. Liew JW, Dubreuil M. Upadacitinib for the treatment of active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. Lancet. 2022 Jul 30; 400(10349):340-341.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35908562
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2020-2022 NIH/NIAMS R03: Risk of Fractures & Joint Replacement Surgeries w/TNF-inhibitors in Ank. Spondylitis
2018 Spondylitis Association of America: Early Career Investigator Award
2018 Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network Seed Grant Awardee
2017 Boston University: Evans Junior Merit Award
2016-2021 NIH/NIAMS K23: Establishing the Value of Treatment Strategies in Ankylosing Spondylitis
2016-2020 Boston University School of Public Health and Optum Labs Visiting Scholar
2015-2020 Boston University Department of Medicine: Career Investment Award
2013-2015 Arthritis Foundation: Research Scientist Development Award
2009 Gold Humanism in Medicine Award
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Spondyloarthritis, Ankylosing
Psoriatic Arthritis
Spondyloarthritides, Ankylosing

I have mentored Master-level SPH students and fellows in projects related to epidemiology of rheumatologic diseases and pharmacoepidemiology. These projects have culminated in publications, a Master degree thesis, as well as poster and oral presentations at national meetings. I hope to continue mentoring trainees who have interests in epidemiology related to specific research projects, development of research themes, or development of grant applications.

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