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: 

Pawson M, Grov C. 'It's just an excuse to slut around': Gay and Bisexual Mens' Constructions of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a Social Problem. Sociol Health Illn. 2018 Jul 27. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12765. [Epub ahead of print]

Kumar N, Grov C. Exploring the Occupational Context of Independent Male Escorts Who Seek Male Clients: The Case of Job Success. Am J Mens Health. 2018 Jul;12(4):877-883. doi: 10.1177/1557988317746836. Epub 2017 Dec 18.

Parsons JT, John SA, Whitfield THF, Cienfuegos-Szalay J, Grov C. HIV/STI counseling and testing services received by gay and bisexual men using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at their last PrEP care visit. Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Jun 25. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000880. [Epub ahead of print]

Whitfield THF, Rendina HJ, Grov C, Parsons JT.Viewing Sexually Explicit Media and Its Association with Mental Health Among Gay and Bisexual Men Across the U.S.Arch Sex Behav. 2018 May;47(4):1163-1172. doi: 10.1007/s10508-017-1045-y. Epub 2017 Sep 7.

John SA, Whitfield THF, Rendina HJ, Parsons JT, Grov C. Will Gay and Bisexual Men Taking Oral Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Switch to Long-Acting Injectable PrEP Should It Become Available?AIDS Behav. 2018 Apr;22(4):1184-1189. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1907-2.