Robert Gross, MD, MSCE

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Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

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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
BA (Italian)
Cornell University , 1986.
Cornell University, 1991.
MSCE (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 Clinical Expertise

HIV; infectious diseases

Selected Publications

O'Brien TC, Feinberg J, Gross R, Albarracin D: Supportive environments during the substance use disorder epidemic in the rural United States: Provider support for interventions and expectations of interactions with providers. Social Science & Medicine 2022 (in press).

Schnoll R, Bernstein SL, Kaufman A, Gross R, Catz S, Cioe P, Hitsman R, Marhefka SL, Pacek L, Vidrine D, Vilardaga R, Edelman EJ, McClure J, Ashare R, Lockhart E, Crothers K: COVID-19 challenges confronted by smoking cessation clinical trials for people living with HIV: The experience of grantees of the United States National Cancer Institute. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2021 (in press).

Bast E, Stonebreaker S, Lozada MH, Lowenthal E, Gross R: Barriers to HIV treatment adherence among adults living with HIV in the Eastern Dominican Republic. International Journal of STD & AIDS 2021 (in press).

Bien-Gund CH, Bilker WB, Schnoll RA, Tyndale RF, Ho JI, Bremner R, Ashare RL*, Gross R* *equal contribution: Nicotine metabolism ratio increases in HIV-positive smokers on effective antiretroviral therapy: a cohort study JAIDS 2021 (in press).

Kadimisettya K, Yin K,Dotoc AN, Zhaod H, Yie Y, Bushman FD, Collman RG, Gross R, Feng L, Liu C : An Integrated Self-Powered 3D printed Sample Concentrator for Highly Sensitive Molecular Detection of HIV in Whole Blood at the Point of Care. Analyst 2021 (in press).

Watson DL, Shaw PA, Petsis DT, Pickel J, Bauermeister JA, Frank I, Wood SM*, Gross R* *equal contribution: A retrospective study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis counseling among non-Hispanic Black youth diagnosed with bacterial sexually transmitted infections in the United States, 2014-2019. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2021 (in press).

Quinn M, Bauer A-M, Fox EN, Hatzell J, Randle T, Purnell J, Rogers T, Stevens N, Leone F, Achenbach C, Wileyto EP, Josephson S, Gollan J, Ashare R, Hitsman B, Schnoll R, Gross R : Rationale and design of a randomized factorial clinical trial of pharmacogenetic and adherence optimization strategies to promote tobacco cessation among persons with HIV. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2021 (in press).

Davey S, Grover S, Bilker WB, Setlhako DI, Ralefala TB, Manshimba P, Gross R, DeMichele A, Shulman LN, Martei YM: Retrospective cohort analysis of prescription patterns of cancer medications during periods of drug stockouts in Botswana. BMJ Open 2021 (in press).

Lowenthal ED, Ohrenshall R, Moshashane N, Bula B, Chapman J, Marukutira TC, Tshume O, Gross R, Mphele S. : Reasons for Discordance between Antiretroviral Adherence Measures in Adolescents. AIDS Care 2021 (in press).

Mantshonyane L, Roy J, Levy MZ, Wallis CL, Bar K, Godfrey C, Collier A, LaRosa A, Zheng L, Sun X, Gross R: Participants switching to second-line antiretroviral therapy with susceptible virus display inferior adherence and worse outcomes: an observational analysis of prospectively collected data AIDS Patient Care and STDs 2021 (in press).

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Last updated: 01/11/2022
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