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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

Mantshonyane L, Roy J, Levy MZ, Wallis CL, Bar K, Godfrey C, Collier A, LaRosa A, Zheng L, Sun X, Gross R: Participants switching to second-line antiretroviral therapy with susceptible virus display inferior adherence and worse outcomes: an observational analysis of prospectively collected data AIDS Patient Care and STDs 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).

Bien-Gund C, Shah J, Ho J, Shea K, Dugosh K, Gross R: The COVID-19 Self-Testing through Rapid Network Distribution (C-STRAND) trial: A randomized controlled trial to increase COVID-19 testing in underserved populations   Contemporary Clinical Trials 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).

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).

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).

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Last updated: 09/27/2021
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