• 785 Citations
20032022
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Research Interests

I am the Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. My clinical interests center on hemoglobin disorders, including pediatric and adult sickle cell disease and thalassemia. I am also a clinical investigator with active research programs in these areas. My major research interests focus on exercise responses, inflammation and vascular function as well as their impact on cardiopulmonary fitness, clinical outcomes and physical functioning in children and young adults with sickle cell anemia. I am also the principal investigator of several other protocols at Lurie Children's Hospital that are aligned with my interests in exercise physiology, free-living physical activity, habitual exercise patterns and aerobic training in this population. Other areas of clinical and research focus include patient-reported outcomes, quality of life, transition to adult care, patient-centered medical homes, health disparities and parental decision making regarding research participation in sickle cell disease and thalassemia.

Cardiopulmonary fitness, exercise responses, aerobic training, free-living physical activity, exercise prescription, inflammation, and endothelial function in children and young adults with sickle cell disease. Also career development of trainees (medical students, residents, fellows) as well as junior/mid-career faculty.

Children and young adults with sickle cell disease, thalassemia and general hematology conditions. Also practice management and quality/safety improvement.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Pediatrics

Training Experience

2001Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)
2004Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1997

Research interests

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Hematology
  • Medical Education
  • Medication Adherence Research
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Sickle Cell Disease

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Grants 2011 2022

Research Output 2003 2019

2019 sickle cell disease guidelines by the American Society of Hematology: Methodology, challenges, and innovations

Hassan Murad, M., Liem, R. I., Lang, E. S., Akl, E. A., Meerpohl, J. J., DeBaun, M. R., Tisdale, J. F., Brandow, A. M., Lanzkron, S. M., Chou, S. T., Webb, S. & Mustafa, R. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Blood Advances. 3, 23, p. 3945-3950 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Sickle Cell Anemia
Guidelines
Patient Advocacy
Evidence-Based Practice
Hematology

American Society of Hematology 2019 guidelines for sickle cell disease: Cardiopulmonary and kidney disease

Liem, R. I., Lanzkron, S., Coates, T. D., DeCastro, L., Desai, A. A., Ataga, K. I., Cohen, R. T., Haynes, J., Osunkwo, I., Lebensburger, J. D., Lash, J. P., Wun, T., Verhovsek, M., Ontala, E., Blaylark, R., Alahdab, F., Katabi, A. & Mustafa, R. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Blood Advances. 3, 23, p. 3867-3897 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Kidney Diseases
Sickle Cell Anemia
Guidelines
Kidney
Patient Advocacy

Identifying clinical and research priorities in sickle cell lung disease an official American Thoracic Society workshop report

American Thoracic Society Assembly on Pediatrics, Jan 1 2019, In : Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 16, 9, p. E17-E32

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sickle Cell Anemia
Lung Diseases
Education
Research
Lung

Nucleated Red Blood Cells in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Hospitalized for Pain

Ballantine, J. D., Kwon, S. & Liem, R. I., Nov 1 2019, In : Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology. 41, 8, p. E487-E492

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acute Chest Syndrome
Sickle Cell Anemia
Erythrocytes
Pain
Erythrocyte Count

Balancing exercise risk and benefits: Lessons learned from sickle cell trait and sickle cell anemia

Liem, R. I., Nov 30 2018, In : Hematology. 2018, 1, p. 418-425 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sickle Cell Trait
Sickle Cell Anemia
Exercise
Athletes
Causality