Robert Gross

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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.
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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 Itmat Expertise

Dr. Gross focuses on antiretroviral therapy for HIV with a primary focus on the relation between adherence to therapy and outcome and barriers to adherence and interventions to overcome barriers to adherence. He also conducts research on new antiretroviral agents as well as pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacogenetics of HIV drugs.

Selected Publications

Brickman C, Propert K, Voytek C, Metzger D, Gross R.: Association between depression and condom use differs by sexual behavior group in patients with HIV. AIDS and Behavior 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).

Ioannides KLH, 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 and Behavior 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).

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, 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).

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Last updated: 11/11/2016
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