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, 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://

Grov C, Rendina HJ, Parsons JT. Birth Cohort Differences in Sexual Identity Development Milestones among HIV-Negative Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States. J Sex Res. 2017 Oct 12:1-11. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1375451.

Whitfield THF, Rendina HJ, Grov C, Parsons JT. Sexually Explicit Media and Condomless Anal Sex Among Gay and Bisexual Men. AIDS Behav. 2017 Oct 27. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1952-x.

Cain DN, Mirzayi C, Rendina HJ, Ventuneac A, Grov C, Parsons JT. Mediating Effects of Social Support and Internalized Homonegativity on the Association Between Population Density and Mental Health Among Gay and Bisexual Men. LGBT Health. 2017 Aug 9. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2017.0002.