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: 

John SA, Starks TJ, Rendina HJ, Parsons JT, Grov C. High willingness to use novel HIV and bacterial sexually transmitted infection partner notification, testing, and treatment strategies among gay and bisexual men. Sex Transm Infect. 2019 Jun 12. pii: sextrans-2019-053974. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2019-053974. [Epub ahead of print]

Grov C, Westmoreland DA, Carneiro PB, Stief M, MacCrate C, Mirzayi C, Pantalone DW, Patel VV, Nash D. Recruiting vulnerable populations to participate in HIV prevention research: findings from the Together 5000 cohort study. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 May 16. pii: S1047-2797(19)30065-1. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.05.003. [Epub ahead of print]

John SA, Starks TJ, Rendina HJ, Parsons JT, Grov C. High willingness to use novel HIV and bacterial sexually transmitted infection partner notification, testing, and treatment strategies among gay and bisexual men. Sex Transm Infect. 2019 Jun 12. pii: sextrans-2019-053974. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2019-053974. [Epub ahead of print]

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.