Robert Gross

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Associate Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Philadelphia Veterans Administration 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, Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Co-Director, Clinical Core, Penn Mental Health in AIDS Research Center
Associate Fellow , Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI), University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Co-Director , Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
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
B.A. (Italian)
Cornell University , 1986.
Cornell University, 1991.
M.S.C.E. (Pharmacoepidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2000.
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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 Itmat Expertise

Dr. Gross focuses on antiretroviral therapy for HIV with a primary focus on the relation between adherence to therapy and outcome and barriers to adherence and interventions to overcome barriers to adherence. He also conducts research on new antiretroviral agents as well as pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacogenetics of HIV drugs.

Selected Publications

Schnoll, R.A., Thompson, M., Serrano, K., Leone, F., Metzger, D., Frank, I., Gross, R., Mounzer, K., Tyndale, R., Weisbrot, J., Meline, M., Ashare, R. : Rate of nicotine metabolism and tobacco use among persons with HIV: Implications for treatment and research. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 2018 (in press).

Ashare, RL, Thompson, M, Leone, F, Metzger, D, Gross, R, Mounzer, K, Tyndale, R, Lerman, C, Mahoney, MC, Cinciripini, P, George, TP, Collman, R, Schnoll, RA: Differences in the Rate of Nicotine Metabolism among Smokers with and without HIV. AIDS 2018 (in press).

Krupitsky E, Blokhina E, Zvartau E, Verbitskaya E, Lioznov D, Yaroslavtseva T, Palatkin V, Vetrova M, Bushara N, Burakov A, Masalov D, Mamontova O, Langleben D, Poole S, Gross R, Woody G.: Slow Release Naltrexone Implant vs Oral Naltrexone for Improving Treatment Outcomes in Opioid Addicted Participants with HIV: A Randomised Trial. Lancet HIV 2018 (in press).

Wimberly AS, Gross R. : Effect of yoga on antiretroviral adherence post-incarceration in HIV+ individuals. Journal of Correctional Health Care 2018 (in press).

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. European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics 2018 (in press).

Vujkovic M, Bellamy SL, Zuppa AF, Gastonguay MR, Moorthy GS, Ratshaa B, Han X, Steenhoff AP, Mosepele M, Strom BL, Bisson GP, Aplenc R, Gross R: Polymorphisms in Cytochrome P450 are associated with Extensive Efavirenz Pharmacokinetics and CNS Toxicities in an HIV Cohort in Botswana. The Pharmacogenomics Journal 2018 (in press).

Merlin JS, Long D, Becker WC, Cachay ER, Christopolous KA, Claborn K, Crane H, Edelman EJ, Harding R, Kertesz SG, Liebschutz JM, Mathews WC, Mugavero MJ, Napravnik S, O'Cleirigh, Saag MS, Starrels JL, Gross R: The Association of Chronic Pain and Long-Term Opioid Therapy with HIV Treatment Outcomes. J Acquir Immune Deficiency Syndr 2018 (in press).

Crits-Christoph P, Gallop R, Noll E, Rothbard A, Diehl CK, Connolly Gibbons MB! Gross R, Rhodes KV.: HIV+ Medicaid Patients with Medical and Behavioral Health Comorbidities: Impact of a Medical Home Model on Health Care Utilization and Costs. American Journal of Managed Care 2018 (in press).

Coppock D, Zambo D, Moyo Dumisani, Tanthuma G, Chapman J, Lo Re III V, Graziani A,Lowenthal E, Hanrahan N, Littman-Quinn R, Kovarik C, Albarracin D, Holmes J, Gross R.: Development and Usability of a Smartphone Application for Tracking Antiretroviral Medication Refill Data for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Methods of Information in Medicine 2018 (in press).

Genn L, Chapman J, Okatch H, Abell N, Marukutira T, Tshume O, Anabwani G, Gross R, Lowenthal ED: Pharmacy refill data are poor predictors of virologic treatment outcomes in adolescents with HIV in Botswana. AIDS and Behavior 2018 (in press).

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Last updated: 10/23/2018
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