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: 

Grov C, Rendina HJ, John SA, Parsons JT. Determining the Roles that Club Drugs, Marijuana, and Heavy Drinking Play in PrEP Medication Adherence Among Gay and Bisexual Men: Implications for Treatment and Research. AIDS Behav. 2018 Oct 10. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2309-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Grov C, D'Angelo AB, Flynn AWP, Lopez-Rios J, Pantalone DW, Holloway IW, Whitfield THF, Parsons JT. How Do Gay and Bisexual Men Make Up for Missed PrEP Doses, and What Impact Does Missing a Dose Have on Their Subsequent Sexual Behavior? AIDS Educ Prev. 2018 Aug;30(4):275-286. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2018.30.4.275.

John SA, Parsons JT, Rendina HJ, Grov C. Club drug users had higher odds of reporting a bacterial STI compared with non-club drug users: results from a cross-sectional analysis of gay and bisexual men on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. Sex Transm Infect. 2018 Aug 20. pii: sextrans-2018-053591. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2018-053591. [Epub ahead of print]

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.