Christian Grov

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

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: 

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.

Grov C, Jonathan Rendina H, Patel VV, Kelvin E, Anastos K, Parsons JT. Prevalence of and Factors Associated with the Use of HIV Serosorting and Other Biomedical Prevention Strategies Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in a US Nationwide Survey. AIDS Behav. 2018 Mar 17. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2084-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Whitfield, T.H.F., John, S.A., Rendina, H.J. Grov C., et al. Why I Quit Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)? A Mixed-Method Study Exploring Reasons for PrEP Discontinuation and Potential Re-Initiation Among Gay and Bisexual Men. AIDS Behav. (2018).

Gurung S., Ventuneac A, Rendina J.H, Savarese E., Grov C., Parsons JT.Prevalence of Military Sexual Trauma and Sexual Orientation Discrimination Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Military Personnel: A Descriptive Study. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. ttps://