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Edward A. Graviss, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Research Lab


eagraviss@houstonmethodist.org
Biography

After receiving his doctoral degree in Epidemiology from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health in 1993, Dr. Graviss joined the Michael DeBakey Houston VA Medical Center in Houston as an infectious disease epidemiologist, a position he still holds. He became a Research Instructor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in 1994, and was later promoted to dual Associate Professorships there in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine in the section of Infectious Diseases, where he still holds adjunct positions. Dr. Graviss joined the Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research in the Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2008. Dr. Graviss holds several other joint adjunct positions including; Associate Professorships at the UT School of Public Health and the Division of the Health Sciences, the School of Biotechnology, and Health Tecnolóico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.

 

Description of Research

Dr. Graviss has extensive expertise in the study of the epidemiology and population-based surveillance of a variety of infectious agents including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. His recent studies focus on evaluation of the new Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection.

Areas Of Expertise

Infectious agents Mycobacterium tuberculosis Latent tuberculosis
Education & Training

PhD , University of Texas Health Science Center
MPH , The University of Texas Health Science Center
MS , University of Texas San Antonio
BS , Texas Tech. University
Publications

Rapid diagnosis of new and relapse tuberculosis by quantification of a circulating antigen in HIV-infected adults in the Greater Houston metropolitan area
Fan, J, Zhang, H, Nguyen, DT, Lyon, CJ, Mitchell, CD, Zhao, Z, Graviss, EA & Hu, Y 2017, BMC Medicine, vol 15, no. 1, 188, pp. 188. DOI: 10.1186/s12916-017-0952-z

Predictive model for mortality during TB treatment in HIV co-infected patients in a low TB prevalence population
Nguyen, DTM, Agarwal, S & Graviss, EA 2017, 22nd Conference of The Union North America Region (NAR), Chicago, United States, 2/27/18 - 3/3/18, .

Comparison of Results of QuantiFERON Gold-in-tube (QGT-G) and QuantiFERON Plus (QFT+) Assays Using Direct Blood Draw or Transfer
Agarwal, S, Nguyen, DTM & Graviss, EA 2017, 22nd Conference of The Union North America Region (NAR), Chicago, United States, 2/27/18 - 3/3/18, .

Comparing the New QuantiFERON Plus Assay to the QuantiFERON Gold-in-tube Assay
Agarwal, S, Nguyen, DTM & Graviss, EA 2017, 22nd Conference of The Union North America Region (NAR), Chicago, United States, 2/27/18 - 3/3/18, .

Prognostic Score to Predict Mortality during TB Treatment in TB/HIV Co-Infected Patients
Nguyen, DTM, Jenkins, HE & Graviss, EA 2017, ATS 2018, 5/18/18 - 5/23/18, .

Rapid diagnosis of new and relapse tuberculosis by quantification of a circulating antigen in HIV-infected adults in the Greater Houston metropolitan area
Fan, J, Zhang, H, Nguyen, DT, Lyon, CJ, Mitchell, CD, Zhao, Z, Graviss, EA & Hu, Y 2017, BMC Medicine, vol 15, no. 1, 188. DOI: 10.1186/s12916-017-0952-z

Longitudinal Assessment of T Cell Inhibitory Receptors in Liver Transplant Recipients and their association with Post-transplant Infections
Mysore, KR, Ghobrial, RM, Kannanganat, S, Minze, LJ, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Perez, KK & Li, XC 2017, American Journal of Transplantation. DOI: 10.1111/ajt.14546

Liver Transplantation for Primary Hepatic Malignancies of Childhood: The UNOS Experience
Hamilton, EC, Balogh, J, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Heczey, A & Austin, MT 2017, Journal of Pediatric Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.10.035

Thioaptamer targeted discoidal microparticles increase self immunity and reduce Mycobacterium tuberculosis burden in mice
Leonard, F, Ha, NP, Sule, P, Alexander, JF, Volk, DE, Lokesh, GLR, Liu, X, Cirillo, JD, Gorenstein, DG, Yuan, J, Chatterjee, S, Graviss, EA & Godin, B 2017, Journal of Controlled Release, vol 266, pp. 238-247. DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2017.09.038

Race and Insurance Status Influence the Survival of Children and Adolescents Undergoing Liver Transplantation in the United States
Austin, MT, Balogh, J, Hamilton, EC, Nguyen, DTM, Graviss, EA & Bynon, JS 2017, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol 225, no. 4.

Routine use of mesh during hiatal closure is safe with no increase in adverse sequelae
Abu Saleh, WK, Morris, LM, Tariq, N, Kim, MP, Chan, EY, Meisenbach, LM, Dunkin, BJ, Sherman, V, Rosenberg, W, Bass, BL, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Reardon, P & Khaitan, PG 2017, Surgical endoscopy, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-017-5758-8

Routine use of mesh during hiatal closure is safe with no increase in adverse sequelae
Abu Saleh, WK, Morris, LM, Tariq, N, Kim, MP, Chan, EY, Meisenbach, LM, Dunkin, BJ, Sherman, V, Rosenberg, W, Bass, BL, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Reardon, P & Khaitan, PG 2017, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-017-5758-8

Risk Stratification of Patients With Current Generation Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices Being Bridged to Heart Transplantation
Guha, A, Nguyen, D, Cruz-Solbes, AS, Amione-Guerra, J, Schutt, RC, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Park, MH, Graviss, EA, Gaber, AO, Montane, E, Torre-Amione, G & Estep, JD 2017, ASAIO Journal. DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000635

Evaluation of 24-locus MIRU-VNTR genotyping in Mycobacterium tuberculosis cluster investigations in four jurisdictions in the United States, 2006–2010
Teeter, LD, Kammerer, JS, Ghosh, S, Nguyen, DTM, Vempaty, P, Tapia, J, Miramontes, R, Cronin, WA, Graviss, EA & Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium 2017, Tuberculosis, vol 106, pp. 9-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.tube.2017.05.003

Evaluation of 24-locus MIRU-VNTR genotyping in Mycobacterium tuberculosis cluster investigations in four jurisdictions in the United States, 2006–2010
Teeter, LD, Kammerer, JS, Ghosh, S, Nguyen, DTM, Vempaty, P, Tapia, J, Miramontes, R, Cronin, WA, Graviss, EA & Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium 2017, Tuberculosis, vol 106, pp. 9-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.tube.2017.05.003

Evaluation of 24-locus MIRU-VNTR genotyping in Mycobacterium tuberculosis cluster investigations in four jurisdictions in the United States, 2006–2010
Teeter, LD, Kammerer, JS, Ghosh, S, Nguyen, DTM, Vempaty, P, Tapia, J, Miramontes, R, Cronin, WA, Graviss, EA & Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium 2017, Tuberculosis, vol 106, pp. 9-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.tube.2017.05.003

Evaluation of 24-locus MIRU-VNTR genotyping in Mycobacterium tuberculosis cluster investigations in four jurisdictions in the United States, 2006–2010
Teeter, LD, Kammerer, JS, Ghosh, S, Nguyen, DTM, Vempaty, P, Tapia, J, Miramontes, R, Cronin, WA, Graviss, EA & Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium 2017, Tuberculosis, vol 106, pp. 9-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.tube.2017.05.003

The QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Assay in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Little, LM, Rigi, M, Suleiman, AO, Smith, SV, Graviss, EA, Foroozan, R & Lee, AG 2017, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol 37, no. 3, pp. 242-246. DOI: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000487

Long-term Survival in Bilateral Lung Transplantation for Scleroderma-Related Lung Disease
Chan, EY , Goodarzi, A, Sinha, N, Nguyen, DTM, Youssef, JG, Suarez, EE, Kaleekal, TS, Graviss, EA, Bruckner, BA, MacGillivray, TE & Scheinin, SA 2017, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

The dynamic immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D3 during Mycobacterium infection
Gough, ME, Graviss, EA & May, EE 2017, Innate Immunity, vol 23, no. 6, pp. 506-523. DOI: 10.1177/1753425917719143