Marisa Couluris

Marisa Couluris, DO

Division Chief, College of Medicine Pediatrics

Associate Professor, Pediatric Pulmonology

Assoc Professor, College of Medicine Pediatrics

Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology

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

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Academic Phone:(813) 259-8700

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

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Pulmonary Physiology

Research Interests

  • Santhera DIDEROS #SNT-111012-A phase III Double -blind Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study assessing the Efficacy, Safety & Tolerability of Idebenone in Patients w/ Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Receiving Glucocorticoid Steroids
  • Parion Grant Protocol #PS-G202 (1006696)- A Phase 2a, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Incomplete Block Crossover Study to Evaluate the Safety & Efficacy of VX-371 Solution for Inhalation in Subjects w/ Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
  • USF Internal Grant- Use of Asthma App to Improve Asthma Management by Teens
  • TRIGR: Trial to Reduce IDDM in Genetically at Risk- The Effect of an Extensively Hydrolyzed Infant Formula on the Development of Asthma & Allergic Diseases in Children at Increased Genetic Risk of Type I Diabetes
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry C28-09AF3- Monitor trends in the CF population & improve understanding of the disease process, treatment & survival
  • Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Program


  • American Thoracic Society (Member, 2007 - Present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow, 2002 - Present)
  • American Osteopathic Association (Member, 1996 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • 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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26258994
  • 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. , 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28093685
  • 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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25427556
  • 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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24261527
  • 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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22810758
  • 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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21727281
  • 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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18559886
  • 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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18989154
  • 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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18363152