Marisa Couluris

Marisa Couluris, DO

Division Chief, College of Medicine Pediatrics

Associate Professor, Pediatric Pulmonology

Assoc Professor, College of Medicine Pediatrics

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
5th floor
Tampa FL 33606

Academic Email:

Academic Phone:(813) 259-8767


  • DO, Nova Southeastern University, 2001
  • BS, Biology and Human & Natural Ecology, Emory University, 1995

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease
  • Biomedical Engineering & Nanomedicine
  • Asthma Center of Excellence
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cystic Fibrosis Affiliate Center
  • Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Program
  • Environmental & Global Health
  • Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Neuroscience
  • Other
  • Pulmonary Physiology

Research Interests

  • Research focus:
  • -The clinical guidelines and care of patients with Cystic Fibrosis
  • -Affiliate PCD center with a focus on improving the care of patients with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
  • -Teens improved self management of asthma using technology
  • -Muscular Dystrophy Association clinician and researcher with a focus on improving respiratory outcomes for patients with neuromuscular diseases

Recent Publications

  • Bakour C, O'Rourke K, Schwartz S, Wang W, Sappenfield W, Couluris M. Sleep duration, obesity, and asthma, in Florida adolescents: analysis of data from the Florida Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2009-2013). Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung. , 2017.
  • Schneider T, Panzera AD, Couluris M, Lindenberger J, McDermott R, Bryant CA. Engaging Teens with Asthma in Designing a Patient-Centered Mobile App to Aid Disease Self-Management. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health: The Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association. , 2015.
  • Schneider T, Panzera AD, Martinasek M, McDermott R, Couluris M, Lindenberger J, Bryant C. Physicians' perceptions of mobile technology for enhancing asthma care for youth. Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community. , 2014.
  • Panzera AD, Schneider TK, Martinasek MP, Lindenberger JH, Couluris M, Bryant CA, McDermott RJ. Adolescent asthma self-management: patient and parent-caregiver perspectives on using social media to improve care. The Journal of School Health. 83(12) : 921-30, 2013.
  • Couluris M, Kinder BW, Xu P, Gross-King M, Krischer J, Panos RJ. Treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with losartan: a pilot project. Lung. 190(5) : 523-7, 2012.
  • Couluris M, Schnapf BM, Casey A, Xu P, Gross-King M, Krischer J. How to measure secondhand smoke exposure in a pediatric clinic setting. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 165(7) : 670-1, 2011.
  • Couluris, M., Kim, J., Schnapf, BM. Late-presenting left-sided Morgagni congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a 9 year-old male. ISNR Pulmonology. 2011, 2011.
  • Couluris M., Martinisek, M. Lindenberger, JH. Utilizing Social Marketing Tools to Tailor Health Education. American Journal of Health Education. 22: 24-6, 2011.
  • Couluris, M., Martinasek, MP., Panzera, AD., Schneider, T., Lindenberger, JH., Bryant, CA., McDermott, RJ. Benefits and Barriers of Pediatric Healthcare Providers toward Using Social Media in Asthma Care. American Journal of Health Education. 42(4) : 213-221, 2011.
  • Couluris, M., Robinson, C., Schnapf, B. Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report and Review. Pediatric On Call. 7(3) : 77-79, 2010.
  • Couluris M, Mayer JL, Freyer DR, Sandler E, Xu P, Krischer JP. The effect of cyproheptadine hydrochloride (periactin) and megestrol acetate (megace) on weight in children with cancer/treatment-related cachexia. Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology. 30(11) : 791-7, 2008.
  • Gross-King M, Booth-Jones M, Couluris M. Neurocognitive impairment in children treated for cancer: how do we measure cognitive outcomes? Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of The Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses. 25(4) : 227-32, 2008.
  • Couluris,M., Newkirk, NH., Schnapf, B.,. A pilot study to determine the efficacy of a nutrition action plan in improving the body mass index of pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis. Pediatrics Pulmonology. 42: 1-72, 2007.
  • Couluris M, Schnapf BM, Gilbert-Barness E. Intralobar pulmonary sequestration associated with a congenital pulmonary airway malformation type II. Fetal and Pediatric Pathology. 26(5) : 207-12, 2007.