Elizabeth Kovacs, PhD
Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery


  • Boule LA, Ju C, Agudelo M, Parira T, Cannon A, Davis B, Eby J, Cresci G, Samuelson DR, Shukla P, Alrefai WA, Sureshchandra S, Pandey SC, Schnabl B, Curtis BJ, Wyatt TA, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ. Summary of the 2016 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting. Alcohol. 2018 Feb;66:35-43. PubMed PMID: 29127885
  • Frankel JH, Boe DM, Albright JM, O'Halloran EB, Carter SR, Davis CS, Ramirez L, Burnham EL, Gamelli RL, Afshar M, Kovacs EJ. Age-related immune responses after burn and inhalation injury are associated with altered clinical outcomes. Exp Gerontol. 2017 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29080833
  • Kovacs EJ, Boe DM, Boule LA, Curtis BJ. Inflammaging and the Lung. Clin Geriatr Med. 2017 Nov;33(4):459-471. PubMed PMID: 28991644
  • Afshar M, Netzer G, Mosier MJ, Cooper RS, Adams W, Burnham EL, Kovacs EJ, Durazo-Arvizu R, Kliethermes S. The Contributing Risk of Tobacco Use for ARDS Development in Burn-Injured Adults With Inhalation Injury. Respir Care. 2017 Nov;62(11):1456-1465. PubMed PMID: 28900039
  • Afshar M, Burnham EL, Joyce C, Clark BJ, Yong M, Gaydos J, Cooper RS, Smith GS, Kovacs EJ, Lowery EM. Cut-Point Levels of Phosphatidylethanol to Identify Alcohol Misuse in a Mixed Cohort Including Critically Ill Patients. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Oct;41(10):1745-1753. PubMed PMID: 28792620
  • Boule LA, Kovacs EJ. Alcohol, aging, and innate immunity. J Leukoc Biol. 2017 Jul;102(1):41-55. PubMed PMID: 28522597
  • Rech MA, Mosier MJ, Zelisko S, Netzer G, Kovacs EJ, Afshar M. Comparison of Automated Methods Versus the American Burn Association Sepsis Definition to Identify Sepsis and Sepsis With Organ Dysfunction/Septic Shock in Burn-Injured Adults. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Sep Oct;38(5):312-318. PubMed PMID: 28230556
  • Boe DM, Boule LA, Kovacs EJ. Innate immune responses in the ageing lung. Clin Exp Immunol. 2017 Jan;187(1):16-25. PubMed PMID: 27711979
  • Chen MM, Carter SR, Curtis BJ, O'Halloran EB, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ. Alcohol Modulation of the Postburn Hepatic Response. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Jan Feb;38(1):e144-e157. PubMed PMID: 26284631
  • Thompson MG, Navarro F, Chitsike L, Ramirez L, Kovacs EJ, Watkins SK. Alcohol exposure differentially effects anti-tumor immunity in females by altering dendritic cell function. Alcohol. 2016 Dec;57:1-8. PubMed PMID: 27916138
  • Skloot GS, Busse PJ, Braman SS, Kovacs EJ, Dixon AE, Vaz Fragoso CA, Scichilone N, Prakash YS, Pabelick CM, Mathur SK, Hanania NA, Moore WC, Gibson PG, Zieman S, Ragless BB. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report: Evaluation and Management of Asthma in the Elderly. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Nov;13(11):2064-2077. PubMed PMID: 27831798
  • Yeligar SM, Chen MM, Kovacs EJ, Sisson JH, Burnham EL, Brown LA. Alcohol and lung injury and immunity. Alcohol. 2016 Sep;55:51-59. PubMed PMID: 27788778
  • Cannon AR, Morris NL, Hammer AM, Curtis B, Remick DG, Yeligar SM, Poole L, Burnham EL, Wyatt TA, Molina PE, So-Armah K, Cisneros T, Wang G, Lang CH, Mandrekar P, Kovacs EJ, Choudhry MA. Alcohol and inflammatory responses: Highlights of the 2015 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting. Alcohol. 2016 Aug;54:73-7. PubMed PMID: 27522326
  • O'Halloran EB, Curtis BJ, Afshar M, Chen MM, Kovacs EJ, Burnham EL. Alveolar macrophage inflammatory mediator expression is elevated in the setting of alcohol use disorders. Alcohol. 2016 Feb;50:43-50. PubMed PMID: 26781212
  • Afshar M, Poole JA, Cao G, Durazo R, Cooper RC, Kovacs EJ, Sisson JH. Exhaled Nitric Oxide Levels Among Adults With Excessive Alcohol Consumption. Chest. 2016 Jul;150(1):196-209. PubMed PMID: 26905362
  • Curtis BJ, Shults JA, Ramirez L, Kovacs EJ. Remote Burn Injury Increases Pulmonary Histone Deacetylase 1 and Reduces Histone Acetylation. J Burn Care Res. 2016 Sep-Oct;37(5):321-7. PubMed PMID: 26629657
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