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Robert Gross, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Member, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Associate Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
804 Blockley Hall
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-2437
Fax: 215-573-5315
Graduate Group Affiliations
Education:
B.A. (Italian)
Cornell University , 1986.
M.D.
Cornell University, 1991.
M.S.C.E. (Pharmacoepidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2000.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 1991-1992.
Resident in Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 1992-1994.
Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 1995-1998.
Fellow in Pharmacoepidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 1996-1999.
Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1995.
Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1997.
Epidemiology, American College of Epidemiology, 2001.
Infectious Diseases (recertification), American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007.
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Description of Research Expertise

HIV clinical epidemiology; outcomes of HIV treatment; adherence to therapy including development of methods to measure adherence

Description of Clinical Expertise

HIV; infectious diseases

Selected Publications

Gross R, Zheng L, La Rosa A, Sun X, Rosenkranz SL, Wagner Cardoso S, Ssali F, Camp R, Godfrey C, Cohn SE, Robbins GK, Chisada A, Wallis CL, Reynolds NR, Lu D, Safren SA, Hosey L, Severe P, Collier AC.: Partner-Focused Adherence Intervention for Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy: A Multinational Randomized Trial (ACTG A5234). Lancet HIV (in press). Lancet HIV 2014 (in press).

Liu C, Sadik M, Mauk M, Edelstein PH, Bushman FD, Gross R, Bau H: Nuclemeter: A Reaction-Diffusion based Method for Quantifying Nucleic Acids Undergoing Enzymatic Amplification. Scientific Reports 2014 (in press).

Simoni JM, Huh D, Wang Y, Wilson IB, Reynolds NR, Remien RH, Goggin K, Gross R, Rosen MI, Schneiderman N, Arnsten J, Golin CE, Erlen JA, Bangsberg D, and Liu H for MACH14 Investigators: The Validity of Self-Reported Medication Adherence as an Outcome in Clinical Trials of Adherence-Promotion Interventions: Findings from the MACH14 Study AIDS and Behavior epub ahead of print, Oct 2014 Notes: In Press.

Lowenthal E, Marukutira T, Chapman, J Mokete K, Riva K, Tshume O, Eby J, Matshaba M, Anabwani G, Gross R, Glanz K: Psychosocial Assessments for HIV+ African Adolescents: Establishing Construct Validity and Exploring Under-appreciated Correlates of Adherence PLoS ONE 9(10): e109302, Oct 2014.

Gross R, Bandason T, Langhaug L, Mujuru H, Lowenthal E, Ferrand R : Factors Associated with Self-Reported Adherence among Adolescents on Antiretroviral Therapy in Zimbabwe. AIDS Care epub ahead of print: 1-5, Oct 2014 Notes: In Press.

Sonenthal PD, Ratshaa B, Chimbengo G, Rantleru T, Ngoni T, Barenbaum S, Platoff R, Steenhoff AP, Gross R: Baseline Predictors of Efavirenz-Containing Antiretroviral Regimen Adverse Experiences. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 23(7): 773-7, July 2014.

Nachega JB,Parienti JJ, Uthman OA, Gross R, Dowdy DW, Sax PE, Gallant JE, Mugavero MJ, Mills EJ, Giordano TP.: Effect of Once-daily Dosing and Lower Pill Burden Antiretroviral Regimens for HIV Infection: A Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Clinical Infectious Diseases 58(9): 1297-307, May 2014.

Hafkin JS, Osborn MK, Localio AR, Amorosa VK, Kostman JR, Stern JJ, De La Torre P, Mounzer K, Frank I, Gross R, Chang KM, Lo Re V III: Incidence and Risk Factors for Incomplete Hepatitis B Virus DNA Suppression in HIV/Hepatitis B-Coinfected Patients Receiving Tenofovir-Based Antiretroviral Therapy. J Viral Hepat 21(4): 288-96, April 2014.

Gross R, Bellamy S, Chapman J, Han X, O’Dour J, Strom B, Houts P, Palmer S, Coyne J: The Effects of a Problem Solving-based Intervention on Depressive Symptoms and HIV Medication Adherence Are Independent. PLOS ONE 9(1), Jan 2014.

Ravimohan S, Tamuhla N, Steenhoff A, Letlhogile R, Makutu DK, Nfanyana K, Rantleru T, Tierney A, Nkakana K, Schwartz A, Gross R, MacGregor RR, Bellamy S, Frank I, Weissman D, Bisson GP: Early Immunologic Failure is Associated with Early Mortality Among Advanced HIV-Infected Adults Initiating ART with Active Tuberculosis. JID 208(11): 1784-93, Dec 2013.

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Last updated: 11/12/2014
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