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Penn Center for AIDS Research

Robert Gross

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Associate Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs 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, Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Perelman School of Medicine
Co-Director, Clinical Assessment Core, Penn Mental Health in AIDS Research Center
Senior Fellow , Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI), Perelman School of Medicine
Co-Director , Penn Center for AIDS Research, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, International Core, Penn Center for AIDS Research, International Core
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:
BA (Italian)
Cornell University , 1986.
MD
Cornell University, 1991.
MSCE (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.
Infectious Diseases (recertification), American Board of Internal Medicine, 2018.
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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

Garza R, Gill AJ, Bastien BL, Garcia-Mesa Y, Gruenwald AL, German BB, Tsima B, Gross R, Letendre SL, Kolson DL: Heme oxygenase-1 promoter (GT)n polymorphism associates with HIV neurocognitive impairment. Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation 2020 (in press) Notes: Journal manuscript ID: NEURIMMINFL/2019/025072.

Ashare RL, Wileyto EP, Logue-Chamberlain E, Gross R, Tyndale RF, Lerman C, Hawk LW, Jr., Cinciripini PM, George TP, Lubitz SF, Schnoll RA: Patterns of Lapses and Recoveries During a Quit Attempt using Varenicline and Behavioral Counseling among Smokers with and without HIV. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 2020 (in press).

Okatch H, Morales K, Rogers R, Chapman J, Marukitira T, Tshume O, Matshaba M, Gross R Lowenthal ED: Trends in HIV treatment adherence before and after HIV status disclosure to adolescents in Botswana. Journal of Adolescent Health 2020 (in press) Notes: Journal ID number: JAH-2019-00138.

Tsima B, Moedi P, Maunge J, Machangane K, Kgogwane M, Mudojwa T, Gabtshwane A, Bilker WB, Ashare R, Schnoll R, Gross R: Feasibility of Implementing a Novel Behavioural Smoking Cessation Intervention among HIV infected Smokers in a Resource Limited Setting: A Single-arm Pilot Trial. Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine 2020 (in press) Notes: Accepted March 9, 2020. No ePub ahead of print yet available. Journal manuscript ID number: HIVMED-1075.

Golder S, O'Connor K, Hennessy S, Gross R, Gonzalez-Hernandez, G: Assessment of Beliefs and Attitudes About Statins Posted on Twitter JAMA Network Open 2020 (in press).

Schnoll R, Wileyto EP, Gross R, Hitsman B, Hawk LW, Cinciripini P, George T, Benowitz N, Lubitz SF, Ashare R, Tyndale R, Lerman C: Evaluation of nicotine patch adherence measurement using self-report and saliva cotinine among abstainers in a smoking cessation trial. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2020 (in press) Notes: ePub ahead of print not yet available. Journal manuscript ID: KC-19-0140R1.

Quinn MH, Bauer AM, Flitter A, Lubitz SF, Ashare RL, Thompson M, Leone F, Gross R, Schnoll R: Correlates of Varenicline Adherence among Smokers with HIV and its Association with Smoking Cessation. Addict Behav Page: 106151, Mar 2020.

Godfrey C, Hughes MD, Ritz J, Coelho L, Gross R, Salata R, Mngqibisa R, Wallis CL, Mumbi ME, Matoga M, Poongulali S, van Schalkwyk M, Hogg E, Fletcher CV, Grinsztejn B, Collier AC: Sex Differences in Outcomes for Individuals Presenting for Third-Line Antiretroviral Therapy J AIDS Feb 2020 Notes: ePub ahead of print- doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002324.

Thompson, M, Schnoll, R, Serrano, K, Leone, F, Gross, R, Collman RG, Ashare, RL: The Effect of Varenicline on Mood and Cognition in Smokers with HIV. Psychopharmacology Page: 1-9, Jan 2020 Notes: E pub ahead of print.

Wimberly AS, Gross R, Layde M: Effect of yoga on antiretroviral adherence post-incarceration in HIV+ individuals. J Correctional Health Care 26(1) 83-94(1): 83-94, 2020.

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Last updated: 05/27/2020
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