Gregory P Bisson, MD, MSCE

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Associate Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
832 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-573-5811
Fax: 215-573-5315
BA (Japanese)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992.
University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 1997.
MSCE (Epidemiology)
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

My research is dedicated to improving treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) and other AIDS-associated opportunistic infections. Current research projects are evaluating the relationship between very early virologic and immunologic response to antiretroviral therapy and clinical outcomes in adults with HIV/TB. Many patients with advanced HIV die soon after antiretroviral therapy initiation, and our research group focuses on trying to understand the pathophysiologic and social mechanisms underlying these early deaths. In addition, we are pursuing translational projects evaluating novel host-directed therapies for treatment of drug resistant TB.

Selected Publications

Opollo V, Sun X, Lando R, Miyahara S, Torres TS, Hosseinpour MC, Bisson GP, Kumwenda J, Gupta A, Nyirenda M, Katendey K, Suryavanshi N, Beulah F, Shah NS, on behalf of the A5274 study team : The effect of TB treatment on health-related quality of life for people with advanced HIV INT J TUBERC LUNG DIS August 2020.

Zentner I, Back HM, Kagan L, Nagajyothi J, Subbian S, Pasipanodya J, Srivastava S, Gumbo T, Bisson GP, Vinnard C.: Redox imbalance and oxidative DNA damage during isoniazid treatment: A clinical and translational pharmacokinetic study. BMJ April 2020.

Bisson GP, Bastos M, Campbell JR, Bang D, Brust JC, Isaakadis P, Lange C, Menzies D, Migliori GB, Pape JW, Palmero D, Baghei P, Tabarsi P, Viiklepp P, Vilbrun S, Walsh J and Marks SM: Mortality in Adults with MDR-TB and HIV by ART and TB Drug Use: Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. Lancet In press, 2020.

Mehta K, Ravimohan S, Pasipanodya JG, Srivastava S, Modongo C, Zetola NM, Weissman D, Ivaturi V, Gumbo T, Bisson GP, Vinnard C: Optimizing ethambutol dosing among HIV/tuberculosis co-infected patients: a population pharmacokinetic modelling and simulation study. J Antimicrob Chemother Page: pii: dkz265, Jul 2019.

Ravimohan S, Auld SC, Maenetje P, Ratsela N, Mlotshwa M, Ncube I, Smith JP, Vangu M-D-T, Sebe M, Kossenkov A, Weissman D, Wallis RS, Churchyard G, Kornfeld H, Bisson GP: Lung injury on antiretroviral therapy in adults with HIV/TB. Clin Infect Dis Page: pii: ciz560, Jun 2019.

Torgersen J, Bellamy SL, Ratshaa B, Han X, Mosepele M, Zuppa AF, Vujkovic M, Steenhoff AP, Bisson GP, Gross R: Impact of Efavirenz Metabolism on Loss to Care in Older HIV+ Africans. Eur J Drug Metab Pharmacokinet 44(2): 179-187, Apr 2019.

Jarvis JN, Leeme TB, Molefi M, Chofle AA, Bidwell G, Tsholo K, Tlhako N, Mawoko N, Patel RKK, Tenforde MW, Muthoga C, Bisson GP, Kidola J, Changalucha J, Lawrence D, Jaffar S, Hope W, Molloy SLF, Harrison TS: Short-course High-dose Liposomal Amphotericin B for Human Immunodeficiency Virus-associated Cryptococcal Meningitis: A Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin Infect Dis 68(3): 393-401, Jan 2019.

Ravimohan S, Maenetje P, Auld SC, Ncube I, Mlotshwa M, Chase W, Tiemessen CT, Vangu MdT, Wallis R, Churchyard G, Weissman D, Kornfeld H, Bisson GP: A common NLRC4 gene variant associates with inflammation and pulmonary function in HIV/TB. Clin Infect Dis In press 2019.

Sereti Irini, Bisson Gregory P, Meintjes Graeme Ayton (Eds): HIV and Tuberculosis: A Formidable Alliance. Springer International Publishing 2019 Notes: eBook ISBN 978-3-030-29108-2; Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-29107-5.

Auld SC, Maenetje P, Ravimohan S, Weissman D, Ncube I, Mlotshawa M, Ratsela N, Chase W, Vangu MDI-T, Wallis R, Churchyard G, Kornfeld H, Bisson GP: Declines in Lung Function after ART initiation in Adults with HIV and TB: A Potential Manifestation of Respiratory IRIS Clin Infect Dis In press 2019.

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Last updated: 01/22/2021
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