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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. 


Research interests

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center


Community Health, MPH, The University of Texas Health Science Center


Biological Sciences, MS, University of Texas San Antonio


Microbiology, BS, Texas Tech. University


External positions

Adjunct Professor, Division of the Health Sciences, School of Biotechnology and Health Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

Jun 2010 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Aug 2008 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas

Jul 2003 → …

Epidemiologist, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Mar 1993 → …

Free-text keywords

  • Infectious agents
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Latent tuberculosis
  • Transplant Outcomes

Research Area Keywords

  • Infectious Disease & Pathology
  • Transplantation

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Research Output

  • Clearance of HIV infection by selective elimination of host cells capable of producing HIV

    Li, M., Liu, W., Bauch, T., Graviss, E. A., Arduino, R. C., Kimata, J. T., Chen, M. & Wang, J., Aug 13 2020, In : Nature Communications. 11, 1, 4051.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Delayed Implantation of Pumped Kidneys Decreases Renal Allograft Futility in Combined Liver-Kidney Transplantation

    Lunsford, K. E., Agopian, V. G., Yi, S., Nguyen, D. T. M., Graviss, E. A., Harlander-Locke, M. P., Saharia, A., Kaldas, F. M., Mobley, C. M., Zarrinpar, A., Hobeika, M. J., Veale, J. L., Podder, H., Farmer, D. G., Knight, R. J., Danovitch, G. M., Gritsch, H. A., Li, X. C., Ghobrial, R. M., Busuttil, R. W. & 1 others, Gaber, A. O., Aug 1 2020, In : Transplantation. p. 1591-1603 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations
  • Heart Transplant Outcomes in Obese Patients BMI 35-39.9

    Liu, Y., Padilla, F. A., Graviss, E. A., Nguyen, D., Gnanashanmugam, S. & Suarez, E. E., Apr 1 2020, In : The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 39, 4, p. S225-S226

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle