Christian Grov

Department Chairperson; Co-Director, Development Core - Einstein-CUNY-Rockefeller Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Community Health and Social Sciences
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Dr. Grov's research centers on the health of sexual and gender minority individuals.
His work has explored substance use, sexual compulsivity, venues where individuals meet sex partners, sex work, HIV/STI prevention, and HIV care. His studies have been supported by both the NIH and CDC.He has co-authored 220+ peer-reviewed articles, as well as several book chapters. He co-wrote "In the Company of Men: Inside the Lives of Male Prostitutes" (Praeger), and co-edited "The Routledge Handbook of Male Sex Work, Culture, and Society."Dr. Grov serves as a standing member of the NIH's HIV/AIDS Intra- and Inter-personal Determinants and Behavioral Interventions (HIBI) Study Section (2020 - 2024) an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sex Research (2017 - Present), and on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals. He previously served asEditor-in-Chief of Sexuality Research and Social Policy, was a member of the NYC Department of Health’s HIV Prevention Planning Group as well as on the Board of Directors of HOOK, a non-profit dedicated to improving the health and well-being of men who are involved in sex work. In 2023, Dr. Grov was elected as a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) in recognition of his significant contributions to research and scholarship in the science of sexuality.Collectively, Dr. Grov's body of work seeks to inform HIV and STI prevention, education, and health policy.
PhD in Sociology from CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
MPH in Community Health Education from CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY
MPhil in Sociology from CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
MA in Sociology from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
BA in Sociology from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
BS in Psychology from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Research Interests
Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections, LGBT populations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Sex Work
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