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Penn Center for AIDS Research

Robert Gross

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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

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.

Golder S, Smith KL, Gross R, Hennessy S, Gonzalez-Hernandez G: A comparative view of reported adverse effects of statins in social media, regulatory data, drug information databases and systematic reviews. Drug Safety 2020 (in press).

Wood SM, Morales KH, Metzger DS, Davis-Vogel A, Fiore D, Petsis D, Barnett K, Koenig H, Dowshen N, Gross R, Frank I: Mental health, social influences, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) utilization among men and transgender individuals screening for HIV prevention trials. AIDS and Behavior 2020 (in press).

Coppock D, Chou E, Gracely E, Gross R, Heun-Lee D: Hepatitis C antibody screening and determinants of initial and duplicate screening in the baby boomer patients of six urban primary care clinics. PLOS ONE 2020 (in press).

Czuczman C, Thompson M, Wileyto EP, Schnoll R, Metzger D, Leone F, Mounzer K, Gross R, Ashare RL: No Differences in Delay Discounting between Smokers with and without HIV. Psychopharmacology 2020 (in press).

Lowenthal E, Matesva M, Marukutira T, Bayani O, Chapman J, Tshume O, Matshaba M, Hickson M, Gross R: Psychological Reactance is a Novel Risk Factor for Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Failure. AIDS and Behavior 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.

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.

Apornpong T, Grinsztejn B, Hughes M, Ritz J, Kerr S, Fletcher CV, Ruxrungtham K, Godfrey K, Gross R, Hogg E, Wallis C, Badal-Faesen S, Hosseinipour MC, Mngqbisa R, Santos B, Shah NS, Hovind L, Mawlana S, Van Schalkwyk M, Chotirosniramit N, Kanyama C, Kumarasamy N, Salata R, Collier A, Ghandhi M for A5288 study team : Antiretroviral Hair Levels, Self-Reported Adherence and Virologic Failure in Second-Line Regimen Patients in Resource-Limited Settings. AIDS 2020 (in press).

Bauer AM, Quinn MH, Lubitz SF, Flitter A, Ashare RL, Leone FT, Gross R, Hitsman B, Schnoll R: Medication adherence and rate of nicotine metabolism are associated with response to treatment with varenicline among smokers with HIV. Addictive Behaviors 2020 (in press).

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