Etienne Meunier

Etienne Meunier

Etienne Meunier

Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences


722 West 168th Street 9th FL
New York NY 10032
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Etienne Meunier, PhD, is a sociologist who has conducted extensive research on the sexual cultures and sexual health of the gay male community. 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, 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. (2017). 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.
Meunier, E. (2017). Social Interaction and Safer Sex at Sex Parties: Collective and Individual Norms at Gay Group Sex Venues in NYC. Sexuality Research and Social Policy.
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.
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., & 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.
Meunier, E. (2014). E. "No guys with attitude": Sociabilite et hierarchie sexuelle dans une sex party gaie de New York. Genre, sexualite & societe, (11).
Siegel, K., Meunier, E., & Lekas, H.-M. (2017). Accounts for Unprotected Sex with Partners Met Online from Heterosexual Men and Women from Large US Metropolitan Areas. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 31(7), 315-328.
Siegel, K., Meunier, E., Tocco, J. U., & Lekas, H.-M. (2017). Reproductive Desires and Considerations of HIV-Positive Men in Heterosexual Relationships in New York City. AIDS and Behavior.

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