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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

Outcomes of Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) beyond the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) criteria: a single center experience
Victor, DW, Monsour, HP, Boktour, M, Lunsford, K, Balogh, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, McFadden, R, Divatia, MK, Heyne, K, Ankoma-Sey, V, Egwim, C, Galati, J, Duchini, A, Saharia, A, Mobley, C, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2019, Transplantation. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002835

Hot and Cold Spot Areas of Household Tuberculosis Transmission in Southern China: Effects of Socio-Economic Status and Mycobacterium tuberculosis Genotypes
Cui, Z, Lin, D, Chongsuvivatwong, V, Graviss, EA, Chaiprasert, A, Palittapongarnpim, P, Lin, M, Ou, J & Zhao, J 2019, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16, no. 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16101863

Normal Reference Values and Reproducibility of Tricuspid Annulus Dimensions Using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Zhan, Y, Debs, D, Khan, MA, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA & Shah, DJ 2019, The American Journal of Cardiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.05.019

Texas tuberculosis research symposium 2018: Research and clinical collaboration within the State of Texas - Moving towards elimination of TB
Dhandayuthapani, S, Actor, JK & Graviss, EA 2019, Tuberculosis. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tube.2019.04.004

The Houston Methodist lung transplant risk model - a validated tool for pre-transplant risk assessment
Houston Methodist Lung Outcomes Group 2019, The Annals of thoracic surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.108

Head and neck tuberculosis: Literature review and meta-analysis
Qian, X, Albers, AE, Nguyen, DTM, Dong, Y, Zhang, Y, Schreiber, F, Sinikovic, B, Bi, X & Graviss, EA 2019, Tuberculosis. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tube.2019.04.014

Compounding effect of vitamin D3 diet, supplementation, and alcohol exposure on macrophage response to mycobacterium infection
Gough, ME, Graviss, EA, Chen, T-A, Obasi, EM & May, EE 2019, Tuberculosis. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tube.2019.04.010

Diabetic trends and associated mortality in tuberculosis patients in Texas, a large population-based analysis
Nguyen, DT & Graviss, EA 2019, Tuberculosis. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tube.2019.04.011

Discordance between the QuantiFERON Gold In-Tube and QuantiFERON Gold Plus assays associated with country of birth TB incidence
Agarwal, S, Nguyen, DT, Lew, JD & Graviss, EA 2019, Tuberculosis. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tube.2019.04.005

An eight-year epidemiologic study of head and neck tuberculosis in Texas, USA
Qian, X, Nguyen, DT, Albers, AE, Dong, Y, Lyu, J, Meng, QH, Bi, X & Graviss, EA 2019, Tuberculosis. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tube.2019.04.013

Implication of Ventricular Assist Devices in Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation Patients Listed for Heart Transplantation
Guha, A, Hannawi, B, Cruz-Solbes, AS, Nguyen, DT, Bruckner, BA, Trachtenberg, B, Graviss, EA, Bhimaraj, A, Park, M, Hussain, I, MacGillivray, TE, Suarez, EE & Estep, JD 2019, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol. 8, no. 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8050572

Chronic kidney disease in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in an urban cohort
Brito, RM, Nguyen, DT, Johnson, JR, Lai, EJ, Castro, RE, Albert, AM, Barnes, AS, Graviss, EA & Suki, WN 2019, PloS one, vol. 14, no. 4, e0215575, pp. e0215575. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0215575

Sensitivity and characteristics associated with positive QuantiFERON-TB Gold-Plus assay in children with confirmed tuberculosis
Nguyen, DT, Phan, H, Trinh, T, Nguyen, H, Doan, H, Pham, N, Nguyen, H, Nguyen, H, Nguyen, HV, Le, HV, Nguyen, N & Graviss, EA 2019, PloS one, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. e0213304. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213304

Ciprofloxacin for BK viremia prophylaxis in kidney transplant recipients: Results of a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Patel, SJ, Knight, RJ, Kuten, SA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Moore, LW, Musick, WL & Gaber, AO 2019, American Journal of Transplantation. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15328

The Impact of HIV Infection on TB Disparities Among US-Born Black and White Tuberculosis Patients in the United States
Marks, SM, Katz, DJ, Davidow, AL, Pagaoa, MA, Teeter, LD & Graviss, EA 2019, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHH.0000000000000949

Trends of tuberculosis meningitis and associated mortality in Texas, 2010-2017, a large population-based analysis
Nguyen, DT, Agarwal, S & Graviss, EA 2019, PloS one, vol. 14, no. 2, e0212729, pp. e0212729. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212729

Development and validation of a risk score to predict mortality during TB treatment in patients with TB-diabetes comorbidity
Nguyen, DT & Graviss, EA 2019, BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 19, no. 1, 10, pp. 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3632-5

Da Vinci Xi robot decreases the number of thoracotomy cases in pulmonary resection
Nguyen, DT, Meisenbach, LM, Graviss, EA, Chan, EY & Kim, MP 2019, Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 145-153. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.12.59

Tuberculosis Transmission in Households and Classrooms of Adolescent Cases Compared to the Community in China
Pan, D, Lin, M, Lan, R, Graviss, EA, Lin, D, Liang, D, Long, X, Qin, H, Huang, L, Huang, M & Chongsuvivatwong, V 2018, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 15, no. 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122803

Blood collection technique may affect QuantiFERON-TB gold plus assay results
Agarwal, S, Nguyen, DT, Lew, JD & Graviss, EA 2019, Annals of the American Thoracic Society, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 275-276. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201804-239RL

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