Dr. Gross is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and the Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale. As Director of the Cancer Outcomes Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale, the over-arching theme of his work is the disconnect between evidence generated from clinical research and the actual needs of older persons with cancer. As a general internist, Dr. Gross and his colleagues employ state of the art techniques including social network analysis and hierarchical modeling to yield new insights about the complex interplay between health policy, clinical decision-making, and patient centered outcomes. He designed one of the first studies to show that the extrapolation of trial results to elderly patients was associated with a higher risk of harm than benefit. This work was subsequently recognized as “Paper of the Year” by the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy.
Dr. Gross also has a long-standing interest in research ethics and integrity, and has published high-impact studies addressing the prioritization of research funding as well as the scope and impact of financial ties on clinical research. He is a collaborator on the Yale Open Data Access (YODA) project, which aims to promote and advance sharing of clinical trial data. As a mentor, Dr. Gross is dedicated to the career development and well-being of his mentees. He was recognized with a Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Career Research and Mentorship Award.