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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

Delayed Implantation of Pumped Kidneys Decreases Renal Allograft Futility in Combined Liver-Kidney Transplantation
Lunsford, KE, Agopian, VG, Yi, SG, Nguyen, DTM, Graviss, EA, Harlander-Locke, MP, Saharia, A, Kaldas, FM, Mobley, CM, Zarrinpar, A, Hobeika, M, Veale, JL, Podder, H, Farmer, DG, Knight, RJ, Danovitch, GM, Gritsch, HA, Li, XC, Ghobrial, RM, Busuttil, RW & Gaber, AO 2019, Transplantation. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003040

United States Donation after Circulatory Death Liver Transplantation is Driven By a Few High-Utilization Transplant Centers
Hobeika, MJ, Menser, T, Nguyen, D, Beal, L, Zajac, S & Graviss, EA 2019, American Journal of Transplantation. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15629

Homelessness and Mortality Among Persons With Tuberculosis in Texas, 2010-2017
Agarwal, S, Nguyen, DT & Graviss, EA 2019, Public Health Reports, pp. 33354919874087. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033354919874087

Rapid Tuberculosis Diagnosis Using Reporter Enzyme Fluorescence (REF)
Sule, P, Tilvawala, R, Mustapha, T, Hassounah, H, Noormohamed, A, Kundu, S, Graviss, EA, Walkup, GK, Kong, Y & Cirillo, JD 2019, Journal of Clinical Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01462-19

Comparing QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus with other tests to diagnose Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium 2019, Journal of Clinical Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00985-19

Weight Gain after Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Knight, RJ, Islam, AK, Pham, C, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Moore, LW, Kagan, A, Sadhu, AR, Podder, H & Gaber, AO 2019, Transplantation. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002862

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

Prognostic score predicts survival in HPV-negative head and neck squamous cell cancer patients
Qian, X, Nguyen, DT, Dong, Y, Sinikovic, B, Kaufmann, AM, Myers, JN, Albers, AE & Graviss, EA 2019, International Journal of Biological Sciences, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 1336-1344. https://doi.org/10.7150/ijbs.33329

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

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