Christian Grov

Associate Professor Community Health
and Social Sciences

Ph.D Sociology
The Graduate Center of CUNY

M.Phil Sociology
The Graduate Center of CUNY

M.P.H Community Health Education
Hunter College of CUNY

M.A. Sociology
University of Florida

B.S Psychology
University of Florida

B.A Sociology
University of Florida

christian.grov@sph.cuny.edu

Dr. Grov has extensive research and training in HIV and STI prevention with gay and bisexual men. He brings a range of skills including recruitment and retention of hard-to-reach populations, working with community groups to facilitate the dissemination of findings, and ensuring the scientific integrity of study protocols.

Dr. Grov has been on faculty at CUNY since 2008.

Dr. Grov’s implementation science experience focuses on the dissemination and uptake of biomedical HIV prevention strategies in the form of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as well as the translation of scientific research into social policy

Key Projects:

Recent Publications: 

Lassiter, J. M., Saleh. L., Starks, T. J., Grov, C., Ventuneac, A., & Parsons, J. T. Race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and education is associated with gay and bisexual men’s religious and spiritual participant and beliefs: results from the One Thousand Strong cohort. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Parsons JT, Rendina HJ, Lassiter JM, Whitfield TH, Starks TJ, Grov C. Uptake of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in a National Cohort of Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Mar 1.

Beymer MR, Holloway IW, Grov C. Comparing Self-Reported Demographic and Sexual Behavioral Factors Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Recruited Through Mechanical Turk, Qualtrics, and a HIV/STI Clinic-Based Sample: Implications for Researchers and Providers. Arch Sex Behav. 2017 Mar 22.

Moody, R. L., Starks, T. J., Grov, C., & Parsons, J. T. (2017). Internalized Homophobia and Drug Use among Gay and Bisexual Men: Examining Depression and Sexual Anxiety as Mediating Factors. Archives of Sexual Behavior. DOI 0.1007/s10508-017-1009-2

John SA, Starks TJ, Rendina HJ, Grov C, Parsons JT. Should I Convince My Partner to Go on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)? The Role of Personal and Relationship Factors on PrEP-Related Social Control among Gay and Bisexual Men. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jun 20. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1835-1.