Hsuan-Chieh (Joyce) Liao, PhD, DABCC

Assistant Professor | Associate Director of Chemistry | Co-Director, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

Hsuan-Chieh (Joyce) Liao, PhD, DABCC


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Office Location:

HMC - Room GWH47

Mailing Address:

Box 359743
325 Ninth Ave, GWH47
Seattle, WA 98104

Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Liao has more than ten years of clinical and management experiences in the laboratory medicine and newborn screening center. She was a Medical Laboratory Scientist who trained in Taiwan. After obtaining her PhD in Clinical Medicine, she completed postdoctoral fellowship training in Clinical Chemistry at the University of Washington and Seattle Children Hospital. She is board certified as a Clinical Chemist by both the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and National Registry of Certified Chemists. She continues to focus on translation of the analytical power of mass spectrometry to real clinical applications.

Board Certifications

American Board of Clinical Chemistry

National Registry of Certified Chemist

Licensed Medical Laboratory Scientist, Taiwan

Research Interests

Newborn Screening
Mass spectrometry
Laboratory utilization
Inborn error metabolic diseases
Lysosomal storage diseases

Academic and Medical Appointments

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2020-Present

Medical Appointments

Medical Laboratory Scientist, National Newborn Screening Center, 2010-2015

Research Fellow, National Newborn Screening Center, 2016-2018

Associate Director, Chemistry, Harborview Medical Center, 2020-Present

Education and Training

Fellowship, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington/Seattle Children Hospital, WA, 2018-2020

Medical Laboratory Scientist/Fellow, National Newborn Screening Center, TW, 2009-2015, 2016-2018

Graduated Scholarship, Chemistry, University of Washington, WA, 2015-2016

PhD, Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, TW, 2011-2016

MS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Yang-Ming University, TW, 2007-2009

BS, Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, National Yang-Ming University, TW, 2003-2007


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