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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

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

Golder S, Bach M, O'Connor K, Gross R, Hennessy S, Gonzalez-Hernandez G: Exploring public perspectives of anti-diabetic drugs: a qualitative content analysis of Twitter posts JMIR Diabetes 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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Last updated: 04/19/2021
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