Matthew LiangHarvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA F1000 Section Head (since 16 November 2005)
BIOGRAPHYMatthew H Liang
- Director of Special Projects, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services at Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
- Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)
Any industry positions (last five years):
Dr Liang is on the boards of the Alliance for Lupus Research, the Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium, and Rheuminations, Inc.
Dr Liang's current research interests include basic methodologic work in clinimetrics, clinical trials methodology in systemic lupus erythematosus, the epidemiology of rheumatic disease and disability, prevention of Lyme disease, outcomes research, the identification of modifiable risk factors in high risk and disadvantaged populations, clinical decision making, and prevention of osteoarthritis
Any other information:
Dr Liang founded and directed the Robert B. Brigham Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Clinical Research Center at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (1977-2002). He is also a founding faculty member of the Clinical Effectiveness Program at HSPH.
Dr Liang is a member of the BWH Research Institute's Clinical Research Committee, Director, Center for Advanced Methodological Support for Innovative SLE Trials (ASSIST), Chief of the Section of Rheumatology at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Study Director in the VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP). In addition, he has served on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. He is also a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration, the Shriners Hospital - Boston, Hong Kong Research Council, the Arthritis Research Center of Canada, and the Office of the Clinical director of the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Dr Liang serves on the editorial boards of Arthritis and Rheumatism,Lupus, SPINE, The American Journal of Medicine, Nature Clinical Practice Rheumatology, Patient Care, and Current Rheumatology Reviews. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America and is the recipient of the Lawrence Poole Prize in Rehabilitation from the University of Edinburgh, the Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Research in Arthritis, the Kirkland Scholar Award and the American College of Rheumatology Award of Distinction for Clinical Research.
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