Dr. Christian Grov is chair of the Department of Community Health and Social Sciences. His research centers on the sexual health of sexual minority individuals, particularly gay and bisexual men. His work has explored substance use, sexual compulsivity, venues where individuals meet sex partners, and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). His studies have been funded by both the NIH and CDC. He is Editor-in-Chief of Sexuality Research and Social Policy, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sex Research, and serves on the editorial boards for AIDS and Behavior, Archives of Sexual Behavior, and the International Journal of Sexual Health. He has (co)authored more than 150 publications including the book In the Company of Men: Inside the Lives of Male Prostitutes (Praeger). He has previously served as a member of the NYC Department of Health’s HIV Prevention Planning Group as well as 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. Dr. Grov is an affiliated faculty member with the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH). Collectively, his body of work seeks to inform HIV and STI prevention, education and health policy.
- PhD in Sociology from The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY
- MPH in Community Health Education from Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY
- MPhil in Sociology from The Graduate Center, CUNY, 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 InterestsSexual Health, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections, LGBT populations, Drug and Alcohol Use, Sex Work