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Valerie Gruber, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone628-206-3943
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-4190-8384 Additional info
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    Kent State UniversityPh.D.1990Clinical Psychology
    UC BerkeleyM.P.H.1992School of Public Health
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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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 National Certification for Addiction Professionals Master Addiction Counselor. 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 clinical, supervision, leadership, teaching and research efforts focus on developing clinical interventions for substance use disorders and associated medical conditions that are effective for low-income, culturally diverse substance users. Areas of expertise include trauma-informed integrated treatment of substance use in behavioral 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.

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    1. Wootton AR, Legnitto DA, Gruber VA, Dawson-Rose C, Neilands TB, Johnson MO, Saberi P. Telehealth and texting intervention to improve HIV care engagement, mental health and substance use outcomes in youth living with HIV: a pilot feasibility and acceptability study protocol. BMJ Open. 2019 Jul 16; 9(7):e028522. PMID: 31315868.
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    2. Saberi P, Dawson Rose C, Wootton AR, Ming K, Legnitto D, Jeske M, Pollack LM, Johnson MO, Gruber VA, Neilands TB. Use of technology for delivery of mental health and substance use services to youth living with HIV: a mixed-methods perspective. AIDS Care. 2019 May 28; 1-9. PMID: 31132864.
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    3. Chang JS, Chiu JD, Gruber VA, Sorensen JL. Fair hearing outcomes of patients recommended discharge from methadone maintenance. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 12; 83:68-72. PMID: 28919058.
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    4. 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. 2018 01; 27(1):43-49. PMID: 27913790.
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    5. Guydish J, Gruber VA, 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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    6. Joseph Guydish, Valerie Gruber, Thao Le, Barbara Tajima, Blakely Andrews, Hannah Leo, Janice Tsoh. A tobacco cessation readiness group increases initiation of quitting in residential treatment patients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2015 Nov 1; 156:e87.
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    7. Ricardo F. Muñoz, James L. Sorensen, Patricia A. Areán, Alicia F. Lieberman, Laurie Fields, Valerie A. Gruber, Sharon M. Hall, Joel H. Kramer, Yan Leykin, Keith McBurnett, John R. McQuaid, Linda J. Pfiffner, Judith J. Prochaska, Susan D. Scheidt, Martha Shumway, Janice Y. Tsoh, Patricia Van Horn, Hugo Sosa, Dale E. McNiel. Scientist–Practitioner Training at the Internship and Postdoctoral Level: Reflections Over Three Decades. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 2015 May 1; 9(2):105-112.
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    8. 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.
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    9. 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.
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    10. 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.
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    11. 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.
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    12. 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.
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    13. 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.
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    14. 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 01; 60(3):282-8. PMID: 22495786.
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    15. 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 01; 54(3):414-23. PMID: 22100576.
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    16. 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.
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    17. 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 01; 103(1-2):59-64. PMID: 19414226.
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    18. 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 01; 94(1-3):199-206. PMID: 18243585.
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    19. 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.
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    20. Valerie A. Gruber, James L. Sorensen, Nancy A. Haug. Psychosocial Predictors of Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services. 2007 Mar 27; 6(1-2):23-37.
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    21. 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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    22. 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.
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    23. 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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    24. 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 01; 66(3):283-93. PMID: 12062463.
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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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.
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