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Robert Gross, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center
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, Clinical Core, Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Co-Director, Clinical Core, Penn Mental Health in AIDS Research Center
Associate Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), 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
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

De Boni RB, Zheng S, Rosenkranz SL, Sun X, Lavenberg J, Cardoso SW, Grinsztejn B, La Rosa A, Collier AC, Gross R : Binge Drinking is Associated with Differences in Weekday and Weekend Adherence in HIV-Infected Individuals. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2016 (in press).

Okatch H, Beiter K, Eby J, Chapman J, Marukutira T, Tshume O, Matshaba M, Anabwani G, Gross R, Lowenthal E.: Apparent Antiretroviral Over-adherence by Pill Count is Associated with HIV Treatment Failure in Adolescents JAIDS 2016 (in press).

Ludmir J, Mazhani L, Cary MS, Chakalisa UA, Pettifor JM, Molefi M, Redwood A, Stallings VA, Gross R, Steenhoff AP : Vitamin D Status in Batswana Children Under Two Years Old with and without Active Tuberculosis. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2016 (in press).

Brier M, Chen J, Chambless DL, Gross R, Mao JJ: Perceived Barriers to Treatment Predict Breast Cancer Survivors’ Adherence to Aromatase Inhibitors. Cancer 2016 (in press).

Gross R, Bellamy S, Ratshaa B, Han X, Steenhoff A, Mosepele M, Bisson G: Effects of Alcohol Use and Sex on Antiretroviral Therapy Outcomes in Botswana: A Cohort Study. Addiction 2016 (in press).

Gowda C, Coppock DE, Brickman C, Shaw P, Gross R.: Determinants of HIV Transmission Risk Among HIV-Infected Persons Engaged in Care AIDS Education and Prevention 2016 (in press).

Okatch H, Bellamy SL, Han X, Ratshaa B, Steenhoff AP, Mosepele M, Bisson GP, Gross R.: CD4 Cell Counts at Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in Botswana Have Been Increasing. Clin Infect Dis 62(5): 669-70, March 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1093/cid/civ965.

Yehia BR,Stephens A, Momplaisir F, Taylor L, Gross R, Dube B, Glanz K, Brady KA: Health Outcomes of HIV-Infected People with Mental Illness AIDS and Behavior 2015 (in press).

Ravimohan S, Tamuhla N, Nfanyana K, Steenhoff AP, Letlhogile R, Frank I, MacGregor RR, Gross R, Weissman D, Bisson GP.: Robust reconstitution of TB-specific polyfunctional CD4+ T-cell responses and rising systemic IL-6 in paradoxical TB-IRIS. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2015 (in press).

Kelly BJ, Gross R, Lewis JD, Collman RG, Li H, Bushman FD : Power and Sample-Size Estimation for Microbiome Studies Using Pairwise Distances and PERMANOVA. Bioinformatics 2015 (in press).

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Last updated: 08/08/2016
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