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Shao-Hsien Liu PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
368 Plantation Street AS7-1071
Worcester MA 01608
Phone774-455-3616
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    DivisionRheumatology

    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
    DivisionEpidemiology of Chronic Diseases

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation


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    National Yang-Ming College of Medicine, Taipei City, , TaiwanBSPhysical Therapy
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United StatesMPH
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United StatesPHDClinical & Population Health

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    Dr. Liu is a musculoskeletal epidemiologist with years of clinical practice as a physical therapist. Dr. Liu's research focus includes the application of advanced epidemiological and statistical methods to generate knowledge to ultimately improve quality of care for patients with inflammatory arthritis. Dr. Liu has extensive experience using nationally representative samples with complex, multistage designs and observational data with measurements of patient-reported outcomes and physical activity. One of his current projects is to evaluate the care received post discharge from joint replacement surgery, the impact on the caregivers, and the extent to which this differs by race/ethnicity. He is also conducting a study to address the root causes that drive sex- and gender-differences in reporting health quality of life among patients axial spondyloarthritis. Dr. Liu mentors doctoral students and teaches epidemiologic courses including CTS 727: Use of Existing Population-Based Health and Health Care Data. 



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    1. Yuan Y, Lapane KL, Tjia J, Baek J, Liu SH, Ulbricht CM. Trajectories of physical frailty and cognitive impairment in older adults in United States nursing homes. BMC Geriatr. 2022 Apr 19; 22(1):339. PMID: 35439970.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Shridharmurthy D, Khan S, Lapane KL, Yi E, Kay J, Liu SH. Development of a screening tool to identify patients with axial spondyloarthritis: a cognitive interview study. Clin Rheumatol. 2022 May; 41(5):1391-1402. PMID: 35059882.
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    3. Khan S, Shridharmurthy D, Lapane KL, Dube C, Kay J, Yi E, Liu SH. The disease burden of axial spondyloarthritis: through a gendered lens. Clin Rheumatol. 2022 Apr; 41(4):1115-1124. PMID: 34988682.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Lapane KL, Dubé C, Ferrucci K, Khan S, Kuhn KA, Yi E, Kay J, Liu SH. Patient perspectives on health care provider practices leading to an axial spondyloarthritis diagnosis: an exploratory qualitative research study. BMC Fam Pract. 2021 12 20; 22(1):251. PMID: 34930136.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Hoque S, Goulding M, Hazeltine M, Ferrucci KA, Trivedi M, Liu SH. Caregiver-perceived neighborhood safety and pediatric asthma severity: 2017-2018 National Survey of Children's Health. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2022 02; 57(2):376-385. PMID: 34796705.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Yuan Y, Lapane KL, Tjia J, Baek J, Liu SH, Ulbricht CM. Physical frailty and cognitive impairment in older nursing home residents: a latent class analysis. BMC Geriatr. 2021 09 07; 21(1):487. PMID: 34493211.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Dube CE, Lapane KL, Ferrucci KA, Beccia AL, Khan SK, Yi E, Kay J, Kuhn KA, Ogdie A, Liu SH. Personal Experiences with Diagnostic Delay Among Axial Spondyloarthritis Patients: A Qualitative Study. Rheumatol Ther. 2021 Jun; 8(2):1015-1030. PMID: 34059989.
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    8. Lapane KL, Shridharmurthy D, Khan S, Lindstrom D, Beccia A, Yi E, Kay J, Dube C, Liu SH. Primary care physician perspectives on screening for axial spondyloarthritis: A qualitative study. PLoS One. 2021; 16(5):e0252018. PMID: 34029339.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    9. Yuan Y, Lapane KL, Tjia J, Baek J, Liu SH, Ulbricht CM. Physical Frailty and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults in United States Nursing Homes. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2021; 50(1):60-67. PMID: 33887723.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Shridharmurthy D, Zhao D, Lapane KL, Baek J, Kay J, Liu SH. Disease Burden and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Women and Men with Spondyloarthritis: An Exploratory Analysis of a Population-Based Sample. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 11; 30(11):1637-1644. PMID: 33450162.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Lapane KL, Shridharmurthy D, Harkey MS, Driban JB, Dubé CE, Liu SH. The relationship between restless sleep and symptoms of the knee: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Clin Rheumatol. 2021 Jun; 40(6):2167-2175. PMID: 33411138.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Dube CE, Morrison RA, Mack DS, Jesdale BM, Nunes AP, Liu SH, Lapane KL. Prevalence of Pain on Admission by Level of Cognitive Impairment in Nursing Homes. J Pain Res. 2020; 13:2663-2672. PMID: 33116808.
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    13. Liu SH, Shridharmurthy D, Lapane KL, Dubé CE, Gravallese EM, Kay J. Physical Activity and Attitudes Toward Exercise in People With Axial and Peripheral Spondyloarthritis. J Rheumatol. 2021 04; 48(4):513-519. PMID: 33060306.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Lapane KL, Khan S, Shridharmurthy D, Beccia A, Dubé C, Yi E, Kay J, Liu SH. Primary care physician perspectives on barriers to diagnosing axial Spondyloarthritis: a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract. 2020 09 29; 21(1):204. PMID: 32993510.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Morrison RA, Jesdale BM, Dubé CE, Nunes AP, Bova CA, Liu SH, Lapane KL. Differences in Staff-Assessed Pain Behaviors among Newly Admitted Nursing Home Residents by Level of Cognitive Impairment. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2020; 49(3):243-251. PMID: 32610321.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Harkey MS, Lapane KL, Liu SH, Lo GH, McAlindon TE, Driban JB. A Decline in Walking Speed Is Associated With Incident Knee Replacement in Adults With and at Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol. 2021 04; 48(4):579-584. PMID: 32541076.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Liu SH, Lapane KL. Scratching the Surface: Itching for Evidence to Reduce Surgical Health Disparities in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Rheumatol. 2020 04; 47(4):490-492. PMID: 32238543.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Masters GA, Li N, Lapane KL, Liu SH, Person SD, Byatt N. Utilization of Health Care Among Perinatal Women in the United States: The Role of Depression. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 07; 29(7):944-951. PMID: 32077784.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Harkey MS, Price LL, Reid KF, Lo GH, Liu SH, Lapane KL, Dantas LO, McAlindon TE, Driban JB. Patient-specific reference values for objective physical function tests: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Clin Rheumatol. 2020 Jun; 39(6):1961-1970. PMID: 32030634.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Driban JB, Harkey MS, Liu SH, Salzler M, McAlindon TE . Osteoarthritis and Aging: Young Adults with Osteoarthritis. Current Epidemiology Report. 2020; (7):9-15.
    21. Liu SH, Morais SA, Lapane KL, Kay J. Physical activity and attitudes and perceptions towards physical activity in patients with spondyloarthritis: A systematic review. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2020 04; 50(2):289-302. PMID: 31839210.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Davis JE, Harkey MS, Liu SH, Lapane K, Price LL, Lu B, Lo GH, Eaton CB, Barbe MF, McAlindon TE, Driban JB. Adults With Incident Accelerated Knee Osteoarthritis Are More Likely to Use Pharmacological Treatment Options and Receive Arthroscopic Knee Surgery: Data From the Osteoarthritis Initiative. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2019 Aug; 1(6):359-364. PMID: 31777814.
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    23. Liu SH, Hunnicutt JN, Ulbricht CM, Dubé CE, Hume AL, Lapane KL. Adjuvant Use and the Intensification of Pharmacologic Management for Pain in Nursing Home Residents with Cancer: Data from a US National Database. Drugs Aging. 2019 06; 36(6):549-557. PMID: 30924097.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Liu SH, Chrysanthopoulou SA, Chang Q, Hunnicutt JN, Lapane KL. Missing Data in Marginal Structural Models: A Plasmode Simulation Study Comparing Multiple Imputation and Inverse Probability Weighting. Med Care. 2019 03; 57(3):237-243. PMID: 30664611.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Harkey MS, Davis JE, Lu B, Price LL, Eaton CB, Lo GH, Barbe MF, Ward RJ, Zhang M, Liu SH, Lapane KL, MacKay JW, McAlindon TE, Driban JB. Diffuse tibiofemoral cartilage change prior to the development of accelerated knee osteoarthritis: Data from the osteoarthritis initiative. Clin Anat. 2019 Apr; 32(3):369-378. PMID: 30521068.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Hunnicutt JN, Baek J, Alcusky M, Hume AL, Liu SH, Ulbricht CM, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Geographic Variation in the Initiation of Commonly Used Opioids and Dosage Strength in United States Nursing Homes. Med Care. 2018 10; 56(10):847-854. PMID: 30113423.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Hunnicutt JN, Hume AL, Liu SH, Ulbricht CM, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Commonly Initiated Opioids and Risk of Fracture Hospitalizations in United States Nursing Homes. Drugs Aging. 2018 10; 35(10):925-936. PMID: 30187291.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Liu SH, Dubé CE, Eaton CB, Driban JB, McAlindon TE, Lapane KL. Longterm Effectiveness of Intraarticular Injections on Patient-reported Symptoms in Knee Osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol. 2018 08; 45(9):1316-1324. PMID: 29907665.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Davis JE, Liu SH, Lapane K, Harkey MS, Price LL, Lu B, Lo GH, Eaton CB, Barbe MF, McAlindon TE, Driban JB. Adults with incident accelerated knee osteoarthritis are more likely to receive a knee replacement: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Clin Rheumatol. 2018 Apr; 37(4):1115-1118. PMID: 29423719.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Liu SH, Dubé CE, Driban JB, McAlindon TE, Eaton CB, Lapane KL. Patterns of intra-articular injection use after initiation of treatment in patients with knee osteoarthritis: data from the osteoarthritis initiative. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017 10; 25(10):1607-1614. PMID: 28627466.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Lapane KL, Liu SH, Dubé CE, Driban JB, McAlindon TE, Eaton CB. Factors Associated with the Use of Hyaluronic Acid and Corticosteroid Injections among Patients with Radiographically Confirmed Knee Osteoarthritis: A Retrospective Data Analysis. Clin Ther. 2017 Feb; 39(2):347-358. PMID: 28139290.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Liu SH, Lapane KL. The Reply. Am J Med. 2016 11; 129(11):e307. PMID: 27770848.
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    33. Liu SH, Ulbricht CM, Chrysanthopoulou SA, Lapane KL. Implementation and reporting of causal mediation analysis in 2015: a systematic review in epidemiological studies. BMC Res Notes. 2016 Jul 20; 9:354. PMID: 27439301.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Liu SH, Eaton CB, Driban JB, McAlindon TE, Lapane KL. Comparison of self-report and objective measures of physical activity in US adults with osteoarthritis. Rheumatol Int. 2016 Oct; 36(10):1355-64. PMID: 27435920.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Lapane KL, Liu SH. Commentary: Osteoarthritis and Mortality: Answering Questions or Questioning Answers? Epidemiology. 2016 07; 27(4):477-8. PMID: 26986873.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Liu SH, Driban JB, Eaton CB, McAlindon TE, Harrold LR, Lapane KL. Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Symptoms Change in Knee Osteoarthritis. Am J Med. 2016 05; 129(5):497-505.e1. PMID: 26844633.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Dubé CE, Liu SH, Driban JB, McAlindon TE, Eaton CB, Lapane KL. The relationship between smoking and knee osteoarthritis in the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Mar; 24(3):465-72. PMID: 26432984.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Liu SH, Waring ME, Eaton CB, Lapane KL. Association of Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Metabolic Syndrome Among US Adults With Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Oct; 67(10):1371-8. PMID: 25777463.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Lapane KL, Liu SH, Dubé CE, Yang S, Driban JB, McAlindon TE, Eaton CB. Reply: To PMID 25369996. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 May; 67(8):2278-80. PMID: 25891154.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Lapane KL, Yang S, Driban JB, Liu SH, Dubé CE, McAlindon TE, Eaton CB. Effects of prescription nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs on symptoms and disease progression among patients with knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Mar; 67(3):724-32. PMID: 25369996.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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