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Edward A. Graviss, PhD, MPH, FIDSA

Associate Professor of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Academic Institute
Associate 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, 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. 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 resarch 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 Transplant Outcomes
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

Natural History of Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation Quantified by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Zhan, Y, Debs, D, Khan, MA, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Khalaf, S, Little, SH, Reardon, MJ, Nagueh, S, Quiñones, MA, Kleiman, N, Zoghbi, WA & Shah, DJ 2020, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 76, no. 11, pp. 1291-1301.

Clearance of HIV infection by selective elimination of host cells capable of producing HIV
Li, M, Liu, W, Bauch, T, Graviss, EA, Arduino, RC, Kimata, JT, Chen, M & Wang, J 2020, , Nature Communications, vol. 11, no. 1, 4051.

Role of thromboelastography in predicting and defining pump thrombosis in left ventricular assist device patients
Xia, R, Varnado, S, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Cruz-Solbes, A, Guha, A & Krisl, JC 2020, , Thrombosis Research, vol. 192, pp. 29-35.

Delayed Implantation of Pumped Kidneys Decreases Renal Allograft Futility in Combined Liver-Kidney Transplantation
Lunsford, KE, Agopian, VG, Yi, S, Nguyen, DTM, Graviss, EA, Harlander-Locke, MP, Saharia, A, Kaldas, FM, Mobley, CM, Zarrinpar, A, Hobeika, MJ, Veale, JL, Podder, H, Farmer, DG, Knight, RJ, Danovitch, GM, Gritsch, HA, Li, XC, Ghobrial, RM, Busuttil, RW & Gaber, AO 2020, Transplantation, pp. 1591-1603.

Robotic and per-oral endoscopic myotomy have fewer technical complications compared to laparoscopic Heller myotomy
Ali, AB, Khan, NA, Nguyen, DT, Chihara, R, ?Chan, EY, Graviss, EA, Dunkin, BJ & Kim, MP 2020, , Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 3191-3196.

Impact of da Vinci Xi robot in pulmonary resection
Soliman, BG, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Chihara, RK, Meisenbach, LM, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2020, , Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 3561-3572.

Examining the Relationship and Prognostic Implication of Diabetic Status and Extracellular Matrix Expansion by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
Khan, MA, Yang, EY, Nguyen, DT, Nabi, F, Hinojosa, J, Jabel, M, Nagueh, SF, Graviss, EA & Shah, DJ 2020, , Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 13, no. 7, e011000.

Impact of Chlorhexidine Bathing on Antimicrobial Utilization in Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Bui, LN, Swan, JT, Perez, KK, Johnson, ML, Chen, H, Colavecchia, AC, Rizk, E & Graviss, EA 2020, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 250, pp. 161-171.

Pre-emptive pain management program is associated with reduction of opioid prescription after minimally invasive pulmonary resection
Del Calvo, H, Nguyen, DT, Meisenbach, LM, Chihara, R, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2020, Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1982-1990.

Prognostic Significance of Echocardiographic Parameters in Predicting Early Decline in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Bhatt, J, Sahay, S, Graviss, E, Nguyen, D & Guha, A 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S509.

Heart Transplant Outcomes in Obese Patients BMI 35-39.9
Liu, Y, Padilla, FA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, D, Gnanashanmugam, S & Suarez, EE 2020, The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. S225-S226.

Robot assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resection is associated with improved outcomes compared to video assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resection
Soliman, BG, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Chihara, R, Meisenbach, LM, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2020, South Texas Chapter American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Houston, United States, 3/7/20, .

Waitlist and post-transplant outcomes in patients listed with intra-aortic balloon pump for heart transplant: United Network for Organ Sharing registry
Duran, A, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, B, Hussain, I, Park, M, Estep, JD, Suarez, EE & Guha, A 2020, International Journal of Artificial Organs, vol. 43, no. 9, pp. 606-613.

Assessment of infectious complications in elderly kidney transplant recipients receiving induction with anti-thymocyte globulin versus basiliximab
Pham, C, Kuten, SA, Knight, R, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, E & Gaber, AO 2020, , Transplant Infectious Disease, pp. e13257.

The effect of angioplasty of single arteriovenous fistula-associated stenosis on arteriovenous fistula blood flow rate
Nassar, GM, Beathard, G, Nguyen, DT & Graviss, EA 2020, , The journal of vascular access, pp. 1129729819901223.

Serum C-peptide and osteocalcin levels in children with recently diagnosed diabetes
Sabek, OM, Redondo, MJ, Nguyen, DT, Beamish, CA, Fraga, DW, Hampe, CS, Mulukutla, SN, Graviss, EA & Gaber, AO 2020, Endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. e00104.

Outcomes of Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma beyond the University of California San Francisco Criteria: A Single-center Experience
Victor, III, DW, Monsour, HP, Boktour, M, Lunsford, K, Balogh, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, McFadden, RS, Divatia, MK, Heyne, K, Ankoma-Sey, V, Egwim, C, Galati, J, Duchini, A, Saharia, A, Mobley, CM, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2020, Transplantation, pp. 113-121.

The Association of Pretransplant Pulmonary Hypertension With Patient and Graft Survival After Kidney Transplantation: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Obi, C, Frost, AE, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Gaber, AO & Suki, WN 2020, , Transplantation Proceedings.

How learning preferences and teaching styles influence effectiveness of surgical educators
Dickinson, KJ, Bass, BL, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT & Pei, KY 2020, , American Journal of Surgery.

Relationship of extracellular volume assessed on cardiac magnetic resonance and serum cardiac troponins and natriuretic peptides with heart failure outcomes
Yang, EY, Khan, MA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Bhimaraj, A, Nambi, V, Hoogeveen, RC, Ballantyne, CM, Zoghbi, WA & Shah, DJ 2019, , Scientific Reports, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 20168.