My research interests have been centered in Clinical Virology and the epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly viral infections. Specifically, I am or have been interested in St. Louis encephalitis, the chemotherapy of viral infections and the occurrence and clinical manifestations of herpesviruses in renal transplant recipients. We have isolated a human enteric coronavirus (HEC)from the stool of an infant with necrotizing enterocolitis. This virus is in the process of being prepared as a virus stock and will eventually be submitted to the AYCC. Its role in the pathogenesis of human illness needs to be determined.


Medical School
Northwestern University Medical School (1961)
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1962), Rotating
Northwestern University Medical School (1964), Internal Medicine
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1967), Chief Resident Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1969), Infectious Diseases

Research Interest

  • Clinical Virology
  • Epidemiology in Infectious Diseases
  • Healthcare Associated Infections


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The 2012 West Nile encephalitis epidemic in Dallas, Texas.
Chung WM, Buseman CM, Joyner SN, Hughes SM, Fomby TB, Luby JP, Haley RW JAMA 2013 Jul 310 3 297-307
Aerosolization of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus during an epidemic in a burn intensive care unit
Dansby W, Purdue G, Hunt J, Arnold B, Phillips D, Moody B, Kemp D, Byrd L, Walter P, Luby J Journal of Burn Care & Research 2008 29 331-337
Recurrent exposure to Histoplasma capsulatum in modern air-conditioned buildings.
Luby JP, Southern PM, Haley CE, Vahle KL, Munford RS, Haley RW Clin. Infect. Dis. 2005 Jul 41 2 170-6
Recurrent exposure to Histoplasma Capsulatum in Modern Air-Conditioned Buildings
Luby JL, Southern PM, Haley CE, Vahle KL, Munford RS, Haley RW Clinical Infectious Diseases 2005 41 170-176
Fatal Type 3 Adenoviral Pneumonia In Immunocompetent Adult Identical Twins
Barker JH, Luby JP, Dalley AS, Bartek WM, Burns DK, Erdman DD Clinical Infectious Diseases 2003 37

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America
    Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008 (2008)
  • Graduation Marshall
    Medical School classes 1988, 1989, 1996, 2000, 2001 (2001)
  • President
    Texas Infectious Diseases Society 1992-1993 (1993)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
    "For outstanding work in microbiology and its application to infectious diseases in man." (1992)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
    Parkland Memorial Hospital Medical Housestaff (1981)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)
  • American College of Physicians (Fellow)
  • American Society for Virology
  • Pan American Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis (Councillor 1991-1993)
  • Texas Infectious Diseases Society (President 1992-93)