Marielle Gross, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Marielle S. Gross received her MD from University of Florida College of Medicine with Honors in Research in 2014. She completed her residency in Gynecology & Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2018. She received the Williams Senior Resident Research Award in 2017 for Breastfeeding Policy for US Women Living with HIV: An Ethical Analysis of the Evidence and was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Distinguished Teaching Society in 2017. She also received her Master’s in Bioethics at New York University in 2010. Currently, in addition to providing clinical care at UPMC Altoona, Marielle is piloting a simulation-based medical ethics curriculum for University of Pittsburgh medical students during their obstetrics/gynecology rotation.

Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh, Marielle was a Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellow at the Johns-Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Her research continues to focus on the application of technology and elimination of bias as means of promoting evidence-basis, equity and efficiency in women’s healthcare. She pursues these themes along two key dimensions. First, she is exploring ethics of health data and implementation of learning health systems via emerging technologies (e.g., blockchain, artificial intelligence and privacy-preserving computation). She challenges the status quo in ethical, sociocultural, legal and technical models for data treatment, for example by advancing the concept of “health data as labor” and critiquing current ethical and legal protections for data use both within and outside of traditional healthcare research contexts. The second major dimension focuses on dismantling “Prejudice Based Medicine,” i.e., policies and practices which are not evidence-based and which tend to exacerbate disparities in health and healthcare. She has explored these issues in depth as they affect women living with HIV, hepatitis or substance use, and is currently studying disrespect and bias in prenatal records.” 

Education & Training
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
MD, University of Florida College of Medicine
Representative Publications

Gross MS, Norton A. The Birth of Injustice: COVID-19 Hospital Infection Control Policy on Latinx Birth Experience. Am J Bioeth. 2021 Mar;21(3):102-104. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2020.1870769. PMID: 33616488.

Gross MS, Ruth AR, Rasmussen SA. Respect women, promote health and reduce stigma: ethical arguments for universal hepatitis C screening in pregnancy. J Med Ethics. 2020 Oct;46(10):674-677. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2019-105692. Epub 2020 Feb 13. PMID: 32054774.

Sullivan KA, Little MO, Rosenberg NE, Zimba C, Jaffe E, Gilbert S, Coleman JS, Hoffman I, Mtande T, Anderson J, Gross MS, Rahangdale L, Faden R, Lyerly AD. Women's views about contraception requirements for biomedical research participation. PLoS One. 2019 May 8;14(5):e0216332. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216332. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2019 Jun 12;14(6):e0218424. PMID: 31067273; PMCID: PMC6505940.