Etienne Meunier

Etienne Meunier

Etienne Meunier

Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences


722 West 168th Street 9th FL
New York NY 10032
Email: CV:


Etienne Meunier, PhD, is a sociologist who conducts research on the sexual cultures and sexual health of gay male communities. Dr. Meunier has published ethnographic, qualitative, and quantitative research on the impact of structural, contextual, and cultural factors on sexuality. His research on group sexual behavior has shown how public health policies in New York City have pushed gay male public sex venues (such as bathhouses) into clandestinity, creating new spaces and new forms of social-sexual practices that present both opportunities and challenges for sexual-health promotion. Dr. Meunier has conducted a harm-reduction training program for male sex workers in NYC and is currently coordinating an NIH-funded study exploring the risk-taking behaviors of men who find transactional sex partners online. He has also contributed work on HIV-related, NIH-funded studies with diverse populations including, for instance, HIV-affected heterosexual couples, HIV-positive crack-cocaine users, non-gay-identified bisexual men, and heterosexual men and women who find sex partners online. Dr. Meunier's research has been published in English and French in journals such as The Journal of Sex Research and Archives of Sexual Behavior. His research on group sex has been funded by the Fonds de recherche du Quebec - Social & Culture and the Desjardins Foundation in Quebec.



PhD, 2016, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
MA, 2011, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
MA, 2006, New York University
BA, 2001, University of Quebec

Mailman Affiliations

Coordinator, Center for the Psychosocial Study of Health and Illness

Areas of Expertise

HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender Health, Sexuality

Select Publications

Meunier, E. & Siegel, K. (In press). Sex club/party attendance and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men: Results from an online survey in New York City. Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Meunier, E., Escoffier, J. & Siegel, K. (2019). Rethinking Risks and Interventions Beyond HIV: The Importance of Contextualizing Collective Sex. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(1), 51-56.
Meunier, E., & Siegel, K. (2018). Sexual Risk Behaviors and Perceptions of Men Who Go to Gay Sex Parties in New York City: Comparisons Between Three HIV Groups. The Journal of Sex Research, 55(7), 880-891.
Meunier, E. (2018). Social Interaction and Safer Sex at Sex Parties: Collective and Individual Norms at Gay Group Sex Venues in NYC. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 15(3), 329-341.
Meunier, E. (2014). No Attitude, No Standing Around: The Organization of Social and Sexual Interaction at a Gay Male Private Sex Party in New York City. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(4), 685-695.
Meunier, E. (2014). E. "No guys with attitude": Sociabilite et hierarchie sexuelle dans une sex party gaie de New York. Genre, sexualite & societe, (11).
Schrimshaw, E. W., Siegel, K., & Meunier, E. (2017). Venues Where Male Sex Workers Meet Partners: The Emergence of Gay Hookup Apps and Web Sites. American Journal of Public Health, 107(12), 1866-1867.
Siegel, K. & Meunier, E. (In press). Awareness and perceived effectiveness of HIV treatment as prevention among men who have sex with men in New York City. AIDS and Behavior.
Siegel, K., & Meunier, E. (2019) Traditional Sex and Gender Stereotypes in the Relationships of Non-Disclosing Behaviorally Bisexual Men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(1), 329-341.
Siegel, K., Meunier, E., & Lekas, H.-M. (2018). The experience and management of HIV stigma among HIV-negative adults in heterosexual serodiscordant relationships in New York City. AIDS Care, 30(7), 871-878.

Back to Top