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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

Harrison JD, Dochney JA, Blazekovic S, Leone F, Metzger D, Frank I, Gross R, Hole A, Mounzer K, Siegel S, Schnoll RA, Ashare RL. : The Nature and Consequences of Cognitive Deficits among Tobacco Smokers with HIV: A Comparison to Tobacco Smokers without HIV. Journal of Neurovirology 2017 (in press).

Ioannides KL, Chapman J, Marukutira T, Tshume O, Anabwani G, Gross R, Lowenthal ED : Patterns of HIV Treatment Adherence do not Differ Between Male and Female Adolescents in Botswana. AIDS Behav 21(2): 410-414, Feb 2017.

Ravimohan S, Tamula N, Nfanyana K, Ni H, Steenhoff AP, Gross R, Weissman D, Bisson GP: Elevated pre-ART CD39+CD8+ T-cell frequency is associated with early mortality in advanced HIV/TB. Clin Infect Dis Page: 155, Feb 2017.

Brier MJ, Chambless DL, Gross R, Chen J, Mao JJ: Perceived Barriers to Treatment Predict Breast Cancer Survivors’ Adherence to Aromatase Inhibitors. Cancer 123(1): 169-176, Jan 2017.

Gowda C, Coppock DE, Brickman C, Shaw P, Gross R: Determinants of HIV Transmission Risk Among HIV-Infected Persons Engaged in Care AIDS Educ Prev 28(5): 440-452, Oct 2016

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. Am J Trop Med and Hyg 94(5): 971-4, May 2016

De Boni RB, Zheng L, Rosenkranz SL, Sun X, Lavenberg J, Cardoso SW, Grinsztejn B, La Rosa A, Pierre S, Severe P, Cohn SE, Collier AC, Gross R : Binge Drinking is Associated with Differences in Weekday and Weekend Adherence in HIV-Infected Individuals. Drug Alcohol Depend Page: 174-80, Feb 2016

Ravimohan S, Tamuhla N, Kung SJ, Nfanyana K, Steenhoff AP, Gross R, Weissman D, Bisson GP: Matrix metalloproteinases in tuberculosis-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome and impaired lung function among advanced HIV/TB co-infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy. EBiomedicine 3: 100-107, Jan 2016

Brickman C, Propert KJ, Voytek C, Metzger D, Gross R: Association Between Depression and Condom Use Differs by Sexual Behavior Group in Patients with HIV. AIDS Behav Nov 2016 Notes: epub ahead of print.

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 112(1): 73-81, Sept 2016.

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