Christian Grov

Chair, 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: 

Hirshfield S, Downing MJ Jr, Chiasson MA, Yoon IS, Houang ST, Teran RA, Grov C, Sullivan PS, Gordon RJ, Hoover DR, Parsons JT. Evaluation of Sex Positive! A Video eHealth Intervention for Men Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2019 Apr 22. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02498-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Millar BM, Rendina HJ, Starks TJ, Grov C, Parsons JT. The role of chronotype, circadian misalignment, and tiredness in the substance use behaviors of gay and bisexual men. Psychol Sex Orientat Gend Divers. 2019 Mar;6(1):96-106. doi: 10.1037/sgd0000311. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Whitfield THF, Jones SS, Wachman M, Grov C, Parsons JT, Rendina HJ. The Impact of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Use on Sexual Anxiety, Satisfaction, and Esteem Among Gay and Bisexual Men. J Sex Res. 2019 Feb 19:1-8. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2019.1572064. [Epub ahead of print]

Paschen-Wolff MM, Kelvin E, Wells BE, Campbell ANC, Grosskopf NA, Grov C. Changing Trends in Substance Use and Sexual Risk Disparities among Sexual Minority Women as a Function of Sexual Identity, Behavior, and Attraction: Findings from the National Survey of Family Growth, 2002-2015. Arch Sex Behav. 2019 Feb 12. doi: 10.1007/s10508-018-1333-1. [Epub ahead of print]

John SA, Rendina HJ, Starks TJ, Grov C, Parsons JT. Decisional Balance and Contemplation Ladder to Support Interventions for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Uptake and Persistence. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2019 Jan 17. doi: 10.1089/apc.2018.0136. [Epub ahead of print]