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, 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
Education:
B.A. (Italian)
Cornell University , 1986.
M.D.
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

De Boni RB, Zheng S, Rosenkranz SL, Sun X, Lavenberg J, Cardoso SW, Grinsztejn B, La Rosa A, Collier AC, Gross R : Binge Drinking is Associated with Differences in Weekday and Weekend Adherence in HIV-Infected Individuals. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2016 (in press).

Okatch H, Beiter K, Eby J, Chapman J, Marukutira T, Tshume O, Matshaba M, Anabwani G, Gross R, Lowenthal E.: Apparent Antiretroviral Over-adherence by Pill Count is Associated with HIV Treatment Failure in Adolescents JAIDS 2016 (in press).

Ludmir J, Mazhani L, Cary MS, Chakalisa UA, Pettifor JM, Molefi M, Redwood A, Stallings VA, Gross R, Steenhoff AP : Vitamin D Status in Batswana Children Under Two Years Old with and without Active Tuberculosis. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2016 (in press).

Gross R, Bellamy S, Ratshaa B, Han X, Steenhoff A, Mosepele M, Bisson G: Effects of Alcohol Use and Sex on Antiretroviral Therapy Outcomes in Botswana: A Cohort Study. Addiction 2016 (in press).

Gowda C, Coppock DE, Brickman C, Shaw P, Gross R.: Determinants of HIV Transmission Risk Among HIV-Infected Persons Engaged in Care AIDS Education and Prevention 2016 (in press).

Yehia BR,Stephens A, Momplaisir F, Taylor L, Gross R, Dube B, Glanz K, Brady KA: Health Outcomes of HIV-Infected People with Mental Illness AIDS and Behavior 2015 (in press).

Eby J, Chapman J, Marukutira T, Anabwani G, Tshume O, Lepodisi O, Dipotso T, Mokete K, Gross R, Lowenthal E.: The adherence-outcome relationship is not altered by diary-driven adjustments of microelectronic monitor data. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2015 (in press).

Ravimohan S, Tamuhla N, Steenhoff AP, Letlhogile R, Nfanyana K, Rantleru T, Tierney A, Bellamy SL, Gross R, Weissman D, Bisson GP.: Immunologic Profiles Distinguish TB-IRIS and non-IRIS Death in HIV-infected Adults with Pulmonary Tuberculosis Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy: an Observational Cohort Study. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2015 (in press).

Ravimohan S, Tamuhla N, Nfanyana K, Steenhoff AP, Letlhogile R, Frank I, MacGregor RR, Gross R, Weissman D, Bisson GP.: Robust reconstitution of TB-specific polyfunctional CD4+ T-cell responses and rising systemic IL-6 in paradoxical TB-IRIS. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2015 (in press).

Kelly BJ, Gross R, Lewis JD, Collman RG, Li H, Bushman FD : Power and Sample-Size Estimation for Microbiome Studies Using Pairwise Distances and PERMANOVA. Bioinformatics 2015 (in press).

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Last updated: 07/19/2016
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