Robert Gross, MD
Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology
Co-Director, Penn Center for AIDS Research
University of Pennsylvania

Monday, March 21, 2022
12–1 p.m. CT
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Robert Gross, MD is professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the Division of Infectious Diseases, with a secondary appointment in the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gross is an Infectious Diseases Pharmacoepidemiologist with a particular interest in treatment outcomes of HIV both domestically (particularly in Philadelphia) and internationally (particularly in Botswana). His projects have focused on several aspects of the care continuum, including assessment of risk factors for treatment failure and testing various interventions to improve outcomes in the developed and developing worlds. He has been principal investigator or co-investigator on several other interventions, including AIDS Clinical Trials Groups RCTs. Most recently, he has focused on the problem of nicotine dependence in people living with HIV with several intervention trials and a mechanistic study of the etiology of the high rates of smoking in PLWH. Dr. Gross designed and tested a CDC-endorsed adherence intervention based on problem solving theory (MAPS-Managed Problem Solving). His methods work has focused on the use of pharmacy-refill measures of antiretroviral adherence, and he has refined this approach over the last several years. He also holds a Fogarty grant (D43) for training Botswana in HIV clinical epidemiology and co-directs the Penn Center for AIDS Research.