Edward A. Graviss

Edward A. Graviss, PhD, MPH, FIDSA

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

Research Lab


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. He became a Research Instructor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in 1994, and was later promoted to dual Associate Professorships there and in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine in the section of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Graviss joined Houston Methodist Hospital and the Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research at the Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2008, where he now holds a position of Professor, Epidemiologist and Research Scientist. Dr. Graviss holds several other joint adjunct positions including at the UT School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences and at the Health Tecnolóico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. In 2015, Dr. Graviss became a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America. 


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. In addition, Dr. Graviss has an interest in outcomes research and has performed extensive biostatistical and epidemiologic analyses for the HMH Department of Surgery and JC Walter Jr. Transplant Center.

Areas Of Expertise

Infectious agents Mycobacterium tuberculosis Latent tuberculosis Biostatistics Transplant Outcomes
Education & Training

MS, University of Texas San Antonio
BS, Texas Tech. University
MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Sex differences in myocardial remodeling and extracellular volume in aortic regurgitation
Malahfji, M, Senapati, A, Debs, D, Saeed, M, Tayal, B, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA & Shah, DJ 2023, , Scientific Reports, vol. 13, no. 1, 11334, pp. 11334. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-37444-y

Modern Outcomes After Liver Retransplantation: A Single-center Experience
Connor, AA, Saharia, A, Mobley, CM, Hobeika, MJ, Victor, DW, Kodali, S, Brombosz, EW, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Moore, LW, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2023, , Transplantation, vol. 107, no. 7, pp. 1513-1523. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000004500

Influence of Cardiac Remodeling on Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Aortic Regurgitation
Malahfji, M, Crudo, V, Kaolawanich, Y, Nguyen, DT, Telmesani, A, Saeed, M, Reardon, MJ, Zoghbi, WA, Polsani, V, Elliott, M, Bonow, RO, Graviss, EA, Kim, R & Shah, DJ 2023, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 81, no. 19, pp. 1885-1898. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2023.03.001

Progress in Combined Liver-lung Transplantation at a Single Center
Connor, AA, Huang, HJ, Mobley, CM, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Goodarzi, A, Saharia, A, Yau, S, Hobeika, MJ, Suarez, EE, Moaddab, M, Brombosz, EW, Moore, LW, Yi, SG, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2023, , Transplantation Direct, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. E1482. https://doi.org/10.1097/TXD.0000000000001482

Differences in Myocardial Remodeling and Tissue Characteristics in Chronic Isolated Aortic and Mitral Regurgitation
Malahfji, M, Kitkungvan, D, Senapati, A, Nguyen, DT, El-Tallawi, C, Tayal, B, Debs, D, Crudo, V, Graviss, EA, Reardon, MJ, Quinones, M, Zoghbi, WA & Shah, DJ 2023, , Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. E014684. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.122.014684

Prevalence and Clinical Implications of Tricuspid Valve Prolapse Based on Magnetic Resonance Diagnostic Criteria
Guta, AC, El-Tallawi, KC, Nguyen, DT, Qamar, F, Nguyen, T, Zoghbi, WA, Lawrie, G, Graviss, EA & Shah, DJ 2023, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 81, no. 9, pp. 882-893. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2022.11.052

Relation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function to Global Fibrosis Burden: Implications for Heart Failure Risk Stratification
Lewandowski, D, Yang, EY, Nguyen, DT, Khan, MA, Malahfji, M, El Tallawi, C, Chamsi Pasha, MA, Graviss, EA, Shah, DJ & Nagueh, SF 2023, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 783-796. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2022.12.027

Graft Microthrombus Formation in Postreperfusion Biopsies: Comprehensive Morphologic Characterization and Impact on Graft Outcome
Nachiappa Ganesh, R, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, El-Zaatari, Z, Gaber, L, Barrios, R & Truong, L 2023, , Kidney International Reports, vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 1439-1444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2023.04.008

Surgical Treatment of Atrioesophageal Fistula: A Systematic Review
Amirkhosravi, F, Azimuddin, A, Nguyen, DT, Chihara, R, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA, Reul, RM & Kim, MP 2023, , Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 116, no. 2, pp. 421-428. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2023.04.016

COVID-19 mortality may be reduced among fully vaccinated solid organ transplant recipients
Sandoval, M, Nguyen, DT, Huang, HJ, Yi, SG, Ghobrial, RM, Gaber, AO & Graviss, EA 2022, , PLoS ONE, vol. 17, no. 12 December, e0279222. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0279222

Direct oral to parenteral anticoagulant transitions: Role of factor Xa inhibitor-specific anti-Xa concentrations
Dinunno, CV, Lopez, CN, Succar, L, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Salazar, E & Donahue, KR 2022, , Pharmacotherapy, vol. 42, no. 10, pp. 768-779. https://doi.org/10.1002/phar.2726

Self-assisting robot-assisted pulmonary lobectomy has favorable outcome compared to VATS lobectomy
Shah, AS, Nguyen, DT, Chihara, R, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2022, , Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 3187-3196. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-22-176

Diagnosis of paediatric tuberculosis by optically detecting two virulence factors on extracellular vesicles in blood samples
Zheng, W, LaCourse, SM, Song, B, Singh, DK, Khanna, M, Olivo, J, Stern, J, Escudero, JN, Vergara, C, Zhang, F, Li, S, Wang, S, Cranmer, LM, Huang, Z, Bojanowski, CM, Bao, D, Njuguna, I, Xiao, Y, Wamalwa, DC, Nguyen, DT, Yang, L, Maleche-Obimbo, E, Nguyen, N, Zhang, L, Phan, H, Fan, J, Ning, B, Li, C, Lyon, CJ, Graviss, EA, John-Stewart, G, Mitchell, CD, Ramsay, AJ, Kaushal, D, Liang, R, Pérez-Then, E & Hu, TY 2022, , Nature Biomedical Engineering, vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 979-991. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41551-022-00922-1

Comparison of LACE and HOSPITAL Readmission Risk Scores for CMS Target and Nontarget Conditions
Jones, SL, Cheon, O, Manzano, JGM, Park, AK, Lin, HY, Halm, JK, Baek, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Kash, BA & Phillips, RA 2022, , American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 299-306. https://doi.org/10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000035

Human M1 macrophages express unique innate immune response genes after mycobacterial infection to defend against tuberculosis
Khan, A, Zhang, K, Singh, VK, Mishra, A, Kachroo, P, Bing, T, Won, JH, Mani, A, Papanna, R, Mann, LK, Ledezma-Campos, E, Aguillon-Duran, G, Canaday, DH, David, SA, Restrepo, BI, Viet, NN, Phan, H, Graviss, EA, Musser, JM, Kaushal, D, Gauduin, MC & Jagannath, C 2022, , Communications Biology, vol. 5, no. 1, 480. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-022-03387-9

Outcomes of Heart Transplant Recipients with Class II Obesity: A United Network for Organ Sharing Database Analysis
Liu, Y, Padilla, FA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Lamba, HK, Gnanashanmugam, S, Chatterjee, S, Suarez, E & Bhimaraj, A 2022, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 272, pp. 69-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2021.11.005

Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) Plus Sorafenib Compared to TACE Alone in Transplant Recipients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Institution Experience
Abdelrahim, M, Victor, D, Esmail, A, Kodali, S, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Moore, LW, Saharia, A, McMillan, RR, Fong, JN, Uosef, A, Elshawwaf, M, Heyne, K & Ghobrial, RM 2022, , Cancers, vol. 14, no. 3, 650. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14030650

Development and Validation of a Risk Score for Respiratory Failure After Cardiac Surgery
Zainab, A, Graviss, E, MacGillivray, T, Fatima, S, Nguyen, DT & Masud, FN 2022, , Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 113, no. 2, pp. 577-584.

Health System Strategy to Safely Provide Surgical Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Kim, MP, Law, YY, Nguyen, DT, Jones, SL, Graviss, EA & Phillips, RA 2022, , NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, vol. 3, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1056/CAT.21.0318

Outcomes of Kidney Donors with Impaired Fasting Glucose
Hebert, SA, Murad, DN, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Adrogue, HE, Matas, AJ & Ibrahim, HN 2022, , Transplantation, vol. 106, no. 1, pp. 138-146. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003665