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


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. 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
Publications

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, R, Fong, JN, Uosef, A, Elshawwaf, M, Heyne, K & Ghobrial, RM 2022, , Cancers, vol. 14, no. 3, 650. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14030650

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

Precision Nutrition Model Predicts Glucose Control of Overweight Females following the Consumption of Potatoes High in Resistant Starch
Nolte Fong, JV, Miketinas, D, Moore, LW, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Ajami, N & Patterson, MA 2022, , Nutrients, vol. 14, no. 2, 268. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020268

Early humoral immune response to two doses of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccine in a diverse group of solid organ transplant candidates and recipients
Huang, HJ, Yi, SG, Mobley, CM, Saharia, A, Bhimaraj, A, Moore, LW, Kloc, M, Adrogue, HE, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Eagar, TN, Jones, SL, Ankoma-Sey, V, MacGillivray, TE, Knight, RJ, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2022, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 36, no. 5, e14600. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14600, https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14600

Early humoral immune response to two doses of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccine in a diverse group of solid organ transplant candidates and recipients
Huang, HJ, Yi, SG, Mobley, CM, Saharia, A, Bhimaraj, A, Moore, LW, Kloc, M, Adrogue, HE, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Eagar, TN, Jones, SL, Ankoma-Sey, V, MacGillivray, TE, Knight, RJ, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2022, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 36, no. 5, e14600. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14600

Postoperative bleeding and leaks in sleeve gastrectomy are independent of both staple height and staple line oversewing
Ali, AB, Morris, LM, Hodges, J, Amirkhosravi, F, Yasrebi, S, Khoo, A, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT & Reardon, PR 2022, , Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 6924-6930. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-022-09031-1

Outcomes of kidney donors with sickle cell trait: A preliminary analysis
Hebert, SA, Gandhi, NV, Al-Amin, S, Edwards, AR, Murad, DN, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA & Ibrahim, HN 2022, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 36, no. 6, e14626. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14626

Primary cardiac sarcomas: Treatment strategies
Chan, EY, Ali, A, Zubair, MM, Nguyen, DT, Ibarra-Cortez, SH, Graviss, EA, Shapira, OM, Ravi, V, MacGillivray, TE & Reardon, MJ 2022, , Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.10.070

Perceptions and behaviors of learner engagement with virtual educational platforms
ASE Educational Technology Committee 2022, , American Journal of Surgery, vol. 224, no. 1, pp. 371-374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2022.02.043

The echocardiographic course of pretransplant pulmonary hypertension following kidney transplantation and associated outcomes
Frost, AE, Moore, LW, Valdivia e Alvarado, M, Obi, C, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Gaber, AO & Suki, WN 2022, , Pulmonary Circulation, vol. 12, no. 1, e12030. https://doi.org/10.1002/pul2.12030

E-REVEAL Lite 2.0 scoring for early prediction of disease progression in pulmonary arterial hypertension
Sahay, S, Bhatt, J, Beshay, S, Guha, A, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA & Nagueh, SF 2022, , Pulmonary Circulation, vol. 12, no. 1, e12026. https://doi.org/10.1002/pul2.12026

Anatomic Pulmonary Resection is Associated With Improved Survival in Typical Carcinoid Lung Tumor Patients
Del Calvo, H, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Chihara, R, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2022, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 275, pp. 352-360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2022.02.048

Lobectomy Provides the Best Survival for Stage I Lung Cancer Patients Despite Advanced Age
Chan, EY, Amirkhosravi, F, Nguyen, DT, Chihara, RK, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2022, , Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 114, no. 5, pp. 1824-1832. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.03.031