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Valerie Gruber, PhD

TitleProfessor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone415-206-3943
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    Kent State UniversityPh.D.1990Clinical Psychology
    UC BerkeleyM.P.H.1992School of Public Health
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    UCSF Clinical Psychology Training Program2014David Rea Training Award

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    VALERIE A. GRUBER is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, and faculty in the Public Service and Minorities Track of the UCSF Clinical Psychology Training Program. Dr. Gruber is a licensed psychologist, and holds an APA certificate in the treatment of alcohol and other substance use disorders. She completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Kent State University, internship at the UCSF Clinical Psychology Training Program, and an M.P.H. at the University of California Berkeley. Her work as a clinician and educator has focused on developing culturally competent, trauma-informed substance abuse and mental health services for low-income substance users with chronic medical conditions such as HIV. Dr. Gruber's program of research aims to improve substance abuse treatment and medical care for substance users from sexual and ethnic minority communities. She has published research on psychosocial interventions in methadone maintenance and outpatient addiction treatment. She is a senior clinical consultant with the San Francisco Treatment Research Center, and coinvestigator in a study of web-based and group interventions for smoking cessation in residential addiction treatment.

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    My clinical, teaching and research efforts focus on improving addiction treatment for culturally diverse, low-income substance users, including individuals living with HIV. Areas of expertise include trauma-informed integrated treatment of substance use and psychiatric disorders, with persons of color and LGBTIQ individuals, in addiction treatment, mental health, and primary care settings. Skills include motivational interviewing, individual, couples and group psychotherapy, psychological assessment, cultural competence, staff development, program management, and clinical research. My research has focused on improving treatment of substance use disorders and associated medical conditions in disenfranchised populations.

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    1. Guydish J, Tajima B, Le T, Henderson C, Yip D, Gruber V, Garcia W, Delucchi KL. Do cigarette graphic warnings encourage smokers to attend a smoking cessation programme: a quasi-experimental study. Tob Control. 2016 Dec 02. PMID: 27913790.
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    2. Guydish J, Gruber V, Le T, Tajima B, Andrews KB, Leo H, Zura SK, Miller R, Tsoh JY. A Pilot Study of a Readiness Group to Increase Initiation of Smoking Cessation Services among Women in Residential Addiction Treatment. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Apr; 63:39-45. PMID: 26825975.
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    3. Kyle TL, Horigian VE, Tross S, Gruber VA, Pereyra M, Mandler RN, Feaster DJ, Metsch LR. Uptake of HIV testing in substance use disorder treatment programs that offer on-site testing. AIDS Behav. 2015 Mar; 19(3):536-42. PMID: 25074737; PMCID: PMC4312252 [Available on 03/01/16].
    4. Carrico AW, Flentje A, Gruber VA, Woods WJ, Discepola MV, Dilworth SE, Neilands TB, Jain J, Siever MD. Community-based harm reduction substance abuse treatment with methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men. J Urban Health. 2014 Jun; 91(3):555-67. PMID: 24744105; PMCID: PMC4074324.
    5. McCance-Katz EF, Gruber VA, Beatty G, Lum P, Ma Q, DiFrancesco R, Hochreiter J, Wallace PK, Faiman MD, Morse GD. Interaction of disulfiram with antiretroviral medications: efavirenz increases while atazanavir decreases disulfiram effect on enzymes of alcohol metabolism. Am J Addict. 2014 Mar-Apr; 23(2):137-44. PMID: 24118434; PMCID: PMC3984379.
    6. Gruber VA, Rainey PM, Lum PJ, Beatty GW, Aweeka FT, McCance-Katz EF. Interactions between alcohol and the HIV entry inhibitor Maraviroc. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2013 Nov-Dec; 12(6):375-7. PMID: 23881910; PMCID: PMC4100473.
    7. McCance-Katz EF, Gruber VA, Beatty G, Lum PJ, Rainey PM. Interactions between alcohol and the antiretroviral medications ritonavir or efavirenz. J Addict Med. 2013 Jul-Aug; 7(4):264-70. PMID: 23666322; PMCID: PMC3737351.
    8. Sorensen JL, Haug NA, Larios S, Gruber VA, Tulsky J, Powelson E, Logan DP, Shapiro B. Directly administered antiretroviral therapy: pilot study of a structural intervention in methadone maintenance. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2012 Dec; 43(4):418-23. PMID: 23007110; PMCID: PMC3484182.
    9. McCance-Katz EF, Lum PJ, Beatty G, Gruber VA, Peters M, Rainey PM. Untreated HIV infection is associated with higher blood alcohol levels. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Jul 1; 60(3):282-8. PMID: 22495786; PMCID: PMC3723399.
    10. Gruber VA, Rainey PM, Moody DE, Morse GD, Ma Q, Prathikanti S, Pade PA, Alvanzo AA, McCance-Katz EF. Interactions between buprenorphine and the protease inhibitors darunavir-ritonavir and fosamprenavir-ritonavir. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Feb 1; 54(3):414-23. PMID: 22100576; PMCID: PMC3258270.
    11. Gruber VA, McCance-Katz EF. Methadone, buprenorphine, and street drug interactions with antiretroviral medications. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2010 Aug; 7(3):152-60. PMID: 20532839; PMCID: PMC2892618.
    12. Kahn R, Biswas K, Childress AR, Shoptaw S, Fudala PJ, Gorgon L, Montoya I, Collins J, McSherry F, Li SH, Chiang N, Alathari H, Watson D, Liberto J, Beresford T, Stock C, Wallace C, Gruber V, Elkashef A. Multi-center trial of baclofen for abstinence initiation in severe cocaine-dependent individuals. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2009 Jul 1; 103(1-2):59-64. PMID: 19414226; PMCID: PMC2774896.
    13. Gruber VA, Delucchi KL, Kielstein A, Batki SL. A randomized trial of 6-month methadone maintenance with standard or minimal counseling versus 21-day methadone detoxification. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2008 Apr 1; 94(1-3):199-206. PMID: 18243585; PMCID: PMC2821580.
    14. Haug NA, Shopshire M, Tajima B, Gruber V, Guydish J. Adoption of evidence-based practices among substance abuse treatment providers. J Drug Educ. 2008; 38(2):181-92. PMID: 18724657; PMCID: PMC2742313.
    15. Haug NA, Sorensen JL, Gruber VA, Lollo N, Roth G. HAART adherence strategies for methadone clients who are HIV-positive: a treatment manual for implementing contingency management and medication coaching. Behav Modif. 2006 Nov; 30(6):752-81. PMID: 17050764.
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    16. Sorensen JL, Haug NA, Delucchi KL, Gruber V, Kletter E, Batki SL, Tulsky JP, Barnett P, Hall S. Voucher reinforcement improves medication adherence in HIV-positive methadone patients: a randomized trial. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2007 Apr 17; 88(1):54-63. PMID: 17056206; PMCID: PMC1976289.
    17. Haug NA, Sorensen JL, Lollo ND, Gruber VA, Delucchi KL, Hall SM. Gender differences among HIV-positive methadone maintenance patients enrolled in a medication adherence trial. AIDS Care. 2005 Nov; 17(8):1022-9. PMID: 16176898.
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    18. Batki SL, Gruber VA, Bradley JM, Bradley M, Delucchi K. A controlled trial of methadone treatment combined with directly observed isoniazid for tuberculosis prevention in injection drug users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2002 May 1; 66(3):283-93. PMID: 12062463.
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    19. Moos RH, Pettit B, Gruber V. Longer episodes of community residential care reduce substance abuse patients' readmission rates. J Stud Alcohol. 1995 Jul; 56(4):433-43. PMID: 7674679.
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    20. Moos RH, Pettit B, Gruber VA. Characteristics and outcomes of three models of community residential care for abuse patients. J Subst Abuse. 1995; 7(1):99-116. PMID: 7655315.
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    21. Allen S, Serufilira A, Gruber V, Kegeles S, Van de Perre P, Carael M, Coates TJ. Pregnancy and contraception use among urban Rwandan women after HIV testing and counseling. Am J Public Health. 1993 May; 83(5):705-10. PMID: 8484453; PMCID: PMC1694707.
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