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

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

Osteocalcin protects islet identity in low-density lipoprotein receptor knockout mice on high-fat diet
Beamish, CA, Lee, YK, Gaber, AO, Chanana, P, Graviss, EA, Kloc, M, Gaber, MW, Hsueh, WA & Sabek, OM 2024, , Journal of Endocrinology, vol. 261, no. 1, e230352. https://doi.org/10.1530/JOE-23-0352

Reproducibility and prognostic ability of chronicity parameters in kidney biopsy – Comprehensive evaluation comparing microscopy and artificial intelligence in digital pathology
Nachiappa Ganesh, R, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, D, El-Zaatari, Z, Gaber, L, Barrios, R, Truong, L & Farris, AB 2024, , Human Pathology, vol. 146, pp. 75-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humpath.2024.04.006

Effect of a Hispanic outreach program on referral and liver transplantation volume at a single center
Kodali, S, Mobley, CM, Brombosz, EW, Lopez, A, Graves, R, Ontiveros, J, Velazquez, M, Saharia, A, Cheah, YL, Simon, CJ, Valverde, C, Brown, A, Corkrean, J, Moore, LW, Graviss, EA, Victor, DW, Maresh, K, Hobeika, MJ, Egwim, C & Ghobrial, RM 2024, , Transplant Immunology, vol. 84, 102034, pp. 102034. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trim.2024.102034

Single-center Outcomes After Liver Transplantation With SARS-CoV-2–Positive Donors: An Argument for Increased Utilization
Connor, AA, Adelman, MW, Mobley, CM, Moaddab, M, Erhardt, AJ, Hsu, DE, Brombosz, EW, Sanghvi, M, Lee Cheah, Y, Simon, CJ, Hobeika, MJ, Saharia, AS, Victor, DW, Kodali, S, Basra, T, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Elsaiey, A, Moore, LW, Nigo, M, Drews, AL, Grimes, KA, Arias, CA, Li, XC, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2024, , Transplantation Direct, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. E1590. https://doi.org/10.1097/TXD.0000000000001590

Effectiveness of combined plasma cell therapy and costimulation blockade based desensitization regimen in heart transplant candidates
Fida, N, Eagar, TN, Yun, AN, Rogers, AW, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Ishaq, F, DiPaola, NR, Kim, J, Janardhana, G, Kassi, M, Yousefzai, R, Suarez, EE, Bhimaraj, A, Krisl, JC & Guha, A 2024, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 38, no. 2, e15249, pp. e15249. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.15249

Enhanced recovery after surgery may mitigate the risks associated with robotic-assisted fundoplication in lung transplant patients
Wu, R, Robayo, V, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Chihara, R, Huang, HJ, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2024, , Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 2134-2141. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-024-10719-9

Comparison Between REVEAL Lite 2 and COMPERA 2.0 for Risk Stratification in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Sahay, S, Villasmil Hernandez, N, Wang, F, Wooten, M, Nguyen, DT, Fauvel, C, Benza, R & Graviss, EA 2024, , CHEST. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2024.02.052

Anti-Tuberculosis Potential of OJT008 against Active and Multi-Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis: In Silico and In Vitro Inhibition of Methionine Aminopeptidase
Onyenaka, C, Idowu, KA, Ha, NP, Graviss, EA & Olaleye, OA 2023, , International journal of molecular sciences, vol. 24, no. 24, 17142. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms242417142

Accuracy of Clinical Evaluation and Chest X-ray for HFpEF Diagnosis: Comparison Against Right Heart Catheterization
Rahi, W, Hussain, I, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Quinones, MA & Nagueh, SF 2023, , American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 206, pp. 219-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.08.112

Accuracy of Clinical Evaluation and Chest X-ray for HFpEF Diagnosis: Comparison Against Right Heart Catheterization
Rahi, W, Hussain, I, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Quinones, MA & Nagueh, SF 2023, , The American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 206, pp. 219-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2023.08.112

Reply: Cardiac Remodeling in Aortic Regurgitation
Malahfji, M, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA & Shah, DJ 2023, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 82, no. 14, pp. e125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2023.07.022

Work relative value units undervalue the clinical effort associated with teaching cases: An ACS-NSQIP analysis
Nwokedi, U, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT & Pei, KY 2023, , American Journal of Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.09.051

Distensibility Index measured after Toupet Fundoplication is Associated with Long-Term Durability. American Foregut Society Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, September 29, 2023.
Kim, MP, Chihara, R, Graviss, E & Chan, EY 2023, .

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

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

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

History of Lung Transplantation Is No Longer a Risk Factor for Poor Short-Term Outcomes after Robot-Assisted Hiatal Hernia or Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery: Digestive Disease Week 2023, Chicago, IL, May 6. 2023.
Rizk, E, Chan, EY, Graviss, E & Kim, MP 2023, .

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

Evaluation Completion and Donation by Relationship Type: Identifying Opportunities for More Donors: American Transplant Congress, May, 2023, San Diego, CA
Meinders, AM, Graviss, E, Waterman, AD & Yi, S 2023, .