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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Faculty

Edward A. Graviss, Ph.D., MPHAssociate Professor

Clinical Service Area

  • Ph.D. - Epidemiology (UTHSC-H)
  • MPH - Community Health (UTHSC-H)
  • MS - Biology (UTSA)

Post-doctoral Training

  • Houston - Veteran Affairs Medical Center,Infectious Disease Section,Mentor: Richard Hamill, M.D.

Specialty

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Area of Interest

  • Infectious Disease Molecular Epidemiology - M. tuberculosis and Group A Streptococcus
  • Design and analyses of clinical trials

Current Position

  • Epidemiologist, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1993 - present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 - present
  • Associate Professor, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 - present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Infectious Diseases,University of Texas School of Public Health, 2003 - present
  • Epidemiologist, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Ben Taub General Hospital, 2004 - present

Professional Positions Held

  • Research Instructor, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 1995 - 1998
  • Assistant Professor, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 1998 - 2002
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1999 - 2002
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Texas School of Public Health, 2000 - 2003

Other Positions

  • Molecular Epidemiologist, Tuberculosis Elimination Division, Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Principle Investigator, Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout with a Bronze Palm

Professional Organization Memberships

  • American Society of Microbiology
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Texas Infectious Disease Society

Representative Publications

  • Griffith DE, BA Brown-Elliott, B Langsjoen, Y Zhang, X Pan, W Girard, K Nelson, J Caccitolo, J Alvarez, S Shepherd, R Wilson, EA Graviss, RJ Wallace Jr. 2006. Clinical and Molecular Analysis of Macrolide Resistance in Mycobacterium avium Complex Lung Disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 174:928-34. PMID 16858014.
  • Ma X, H Wang, Y Deng, Z Liu, Y Xu, X Pan, JM Musser, EA Graviss. 2006. rpoB Gene Mutation and Molecular Characterization of Rifampin-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Shandong Province, China. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 44:3409-12. PMID 16954287.
  • Montes M, DE Lewis, C Sanchez, DL de Castilla, EA Graviss, C Seas, E Gotuzzo, AC White. 2006. Foxp3+ regulatory T-cells in antiretroviral naïve HIV patients. AIDS: 20:1669-71. PMID 16868450.
  • Qiu L, L D Teeter, Z Liu, X Ma, JM Musser, EA Graviss. 2006. Diagnostic Associations between Pleural and Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Journal of Infection 53:377-386. PMID 1646663.
  • El Sahly HM, LD Teeter, RR Pawlak, JM Musser, EA Graviss. 2006. Drug-resistant Tuberculosis: A Disease of Target Populations in Houston, Texas. Journal of Infection 53:5-11. PMID 16310855
  • Sumby, P, AR Whitney, EA Graviss, FR DeLeo, JM Musser. 2006. Genome-wide analysis of Group A Streptococcus reveals a mutation that modulates global phenotype and disease specificity. PLoS Pathogens. 2:41-49. PMID 16446783.
  • Porsa E, L Cheng, MM Seale, GL Delclos, X Ma, R Reich, JM Musser, EA Graviss. 2006. Prevalence of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in a Moderate Risk Population by Tuberculin Skin Test and a New Interferon-gamma Immune Assay Comparing Interferon-gamma Assay to Tuberculin Skin Test for Detecting Latent Tuberculosis Infection in a Moderate Risk Population. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: 13:53-58. PMID 16426000.
  • Gutacker MM, B Mathema H Soini, E Shashkina, BN Kreiswirth, EA Graviss, JM Musser. 2006. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism-Based Population Genetic Analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains from Four Geographic Sites. Journal of Infectious Diseases 193:121-128. PMID 16323140.
  • Wootton SH, BE Gonzalez, R Pawlak, LD Teeter, K Connelly-Smith, JM Musser, JR Starke, EA Graviss. 2005. Epidemiology of Pediatric Tuberculosis Using Traditional and Molecular Techniques - Houston, Texas. Pediatrics 116:1141-1147. PMID 16264001.
  • de la Garza YD, EA Graviss, NG Daver, KJ Gambarin, WX Shandera, PM Schantz, AC White Jr. 2005. Epidemiology of Neurocysticercosis in Houston. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 73:766-770. PMID 16222023.
  • Malik S, A Laurent, H Tooker, A Poon, L Simkin, M Girard, GJ Adams, JR Starke, KC Smith, EA Graviss, JM Musser, E Schurr. 2005. Alleles of the NRAMP1 gene are risk factors for pediatric tuberculosis disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 102:12183-12188. PMID 16103355.
  • Ma X, RA Reich, JA Wright, HR Tooker, LD Teeter, JM Musser and EA Graviss. 2003. Association between IL-8 Gene Alleles and Human Susceptibility to Tuberculosis Disease. Journal of Infectious Diseases: 188:349-55. PMID 12870115.
  • Giordano TP, AC White, P Sajja, EA Graviss, R Arduino, A. Adu-Oppong, C Lahart, and F Visnergawala. 2003. Factors Associated with the Use of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in Patients Newly Entering Care in an Urban Clinic. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 32(4):399-405. PMID 14677893.
  • Ramaswamy SV, R Reich, S Dou, L Jasperse, X Pan, A Wanger, T Quitugua and EA Graviss. 2003. Identification of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in Genes Associated with Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 47(4):1241-50. PMID 14729930.
  • Graviss EA, EA Vanden Heuvel, CE Lacke, SA Spindel, AC White, RJ Hamill. 2000. Clinical Prediction Model for Differentiation of Disseminated Histoplasma capsulatum and Mycobacterium avium Complex Infections in Febrile Patients with AIDS. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 24:30-6. PMID 10877492

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