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

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).

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).

Xu Z, Yin K, Ding X, Li1 Z, Sun X, Li B, Lalla RV, Gross R, Liu C: An Integrated E-Tube Cap for Sample Preparation, Isothermal Amplification and Label-Free Electrochemical Detection of DNA Biosensors and Bioelectronics 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, Kgwaadira B, Gross R: The absence of evidence of cure is not a risk for recurrent tuberculosis among patients treated for TB in Botswana. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2021 (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).

Sun L, Surya S, Goodman NG, Le AN, Kelly G, Owoyemi O, Desai H, Zheng C, DeLuca S, Good ML, Hussain J, Jeffries SD, Kry YR, Kugler EM, Mansour M, Ndicu J, Osei-Akoto A, Prior T, Pundock SL, Varughese LA, Weaver J, Doucette A, Bange E, Gabriel P, Ritchie M, Rader D, Vonderheide RH, Verma A, Dudek S, Verma SS, Maillard I, Mamtani R, Gouma S, Hensley S, Gross R, Wileyto EP, Huang A, Maxwell KN, DeMichele A: SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity and seroconversion in patients undergoing active cancer-directed therapy. Journal of Oncology Practice 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).

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).

Resnick D, Morales K, Gross R, Petsis D, Fiore D, Davis-Vogel A, Metzger D, Frank I, and Wood, S: Prior Sexually Transmitted Infection and HIV Risk Perception in a Diverse At-Risk Population of Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Individuals AIDS Patient Care and STDs 33(1): 15-22, Jan 2021.

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Last updated: 09/19/2021
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