Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences (Public & Community Health), Adjunct Faculty Member (Pre-professional Health Academic Program)

Department of Nursing & Health Sciences

(510) 885-4770
Student & Faculty Support Center (SF) 544
Office Hours:
SPRING QUARTER 2017: Mondays 5:00 - 6:00 PM (Concord); Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM (Hayward)
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  • Postdoctoral Training: University of California, San Francisco & University of California, Davis
  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH): University of California Berkeley
  • Master of Public Health (MPH): University of California, Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA): University of California, Berkeley


Spring Quarter 2017
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
BIOL 341008SSEpidemiologyTU6:00PM9:30PMSC-N125HAYWARDView Books
BIOL 490023SSIndependent StudyARRARRHAYWARDView Books
HSC 401001Rsch & Prog Eval in Health SciTTH10:00AM11:50AMMI-2090Hayward Campus View Books
HSC 401002Rsch & Prog Eval in Health SciMW6:00PM7:50PMCCLB-231Concord Campus View Books
HSC 401003Rsch & Prog Eval in Health SciTTH2:00PM3:50PMAE-0378Hayward Campus View Books


Peer-Reviewed Publications
Mukherjea A, Ivey SL, Shariff-Marco S, Kapoor N, Allen L.
Overcoming Challenges in Recruitment of South Asians for Health Disparities Research in the United States. Journal of Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities. (in press)

Gany F, Mukherjea A*, Surani Z, Modayil M, Aghi M, Bari S, Banerjee S, Ulpe R, Zelikoff J, Leng J, Parascandola M, Gupta P. “South Asian Alternative Tobacco Products: Culture, Epidemiology, and Policy” 
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Findings from the first national South Asian translational research endeavour, South Asian Health: From Research to Practice and Policy (in press).
*co-first author

Bentley TGK, Cohen JT, Elkin EB, Huynh J, Mukherjea A, Neville TH, Mei M, Copher R, Knoth R, Popescu I, Lee J, Zambrano JM, Broder MS. Validity and Reliability of Value Assessment Frameworks for New Cancer Drugs. Value in Health. 2017;20(2): 200-205.

Hrywna M, Lewis MJ, Mukherjea A, Banerjee SC, Steinberg MB, Delnevo CD. Awareness and Use of South Asian Tobacco Products Among South Asians in New Jersey. Journal of Community Health. 2016;41(6): 1122-1129.

Needham BL, Mukherjee B, Bagchi P, Kim C, Mukherjea A, Kandula NR, Kanaya AM. Acculturation Strategies Among South Asian Immigrants: The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2016;29: 1-8.

Mukherjea A, Modayil MV, Tong EK. Paan (pan) & paan (pan) masala should be considered tobacco products. Tobacco Control. 2015;24:  e280-e284

Jih J, Mukherjea A, Vittinghoff E, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Tseng W, Kanaya AM. Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans.  Preventive Medicine. 2014;65: 1-6.

Mukherjea A, Wackowski OW, Lee YO, Delnevo CD. Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Tobacco Use Patterns. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2014;38(3): 362-369.

Mukherjea A, Underwood KC, Stewart AL, Ivey SL, Kanaya AM. Asian Indian Views on Diet and Health in the US: The Importance of Understanding Cultural and Social Factors to Address Disparities. Family & Community Health. 2013;36(4): 311-323.

Mukherjea A, Modayil MV. Culturally Specific Tobacco Use and South Asians in the United States: A Review of the Literature and Promising Strategies for Intervention. Health Promotion Practice. 2013;14(5 Suppl): 48S-60S.

Mukherjea A, Modayil MV. Exclusion of US studies examining social contexts of South Asian tobacco use hampers comprehensive intervention strategies. Public Health. 2013;127(1): 99-100.

Lee YO, Mukherjea A*, Grana R. Hookah steam stones: smoking vapour expands from electronic cigarettes to waterpipes. Tobacco Control. 2013;22(2): 136-137.
*co-first author

Mukherjea A. Tobacco industry co-optation of culture? Converging culturally specific and mainstream tobacco products in India. Tobacco Control. 2012;21(1): 63-64.

Mukherjea A, Morgan PA, Snowden LR, Ling PM, Ivey SL. Social and cultural influences on tobacco-related health disparities among South Asians in the USA. Tobacco Control. 2012;21(4): 422-428.

Palaniappan LP, Mukherjea A, Holland A, Ivey SL. Leading Causes of Mortality in Asian Indians in California. Ethnicity and Disease. 2010;20(1): 53-57.

Book Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Edited Volumes
Mukherjea A, Modayil MV, Banerjee S, Ulpe R. South Asian Tobacco Use in the United States. In: Health of South Asians in the United States: An Evidence-based Guide for Policy and Program Development.  Abingdon, UK:  Taylor & Francis Group.  Expected publication date:  January 2017.

Mukherjea A, Green LW, Kahan S. Tobacco. In: Kahan S, Gielen A, Fagan P, Green LW (eds). Health Behavior Change in Populations:  The State of the Evidence and Roles for Key Stakeholders. Baltimore, MD:  Johns Hopkins University Press. October 2014.

Formal Reports / Monographs / Policy Briefs
Mukherjea A, Bawa J, Chan CM, Bazaz N. Conference Proceedings:  Asian American Health Conference 2009- A Time for Change, Transforming Opportunities into Action. Asian American Health Initiative (Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services), Rockville, MD. November 2009.

Mukherjea A, Parikh P. Policy Brief:  Tobacco and South Asians. South Asian Network, Artesia, CA. Asian-Pacific Islander Tobacco Education Network (APITEN); Asian-Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF). January 2004.

Franks P, Greene N, Mukherjea A, Chapman S. Allied Health:  1970s-2000s-  A Review of Key Reports. The Center for the Health Professions; University of California, San Francisco, CA. September 2002.

Franks P, Chapman S, Nowicki M, Mukherjea A. Trends, Issues, and Projections of Supply and Demand for Nursing Aides and Home Health Care Aides. The Center for the Health Professions; University of California, San Francisco, CA. March 2002.


Health Sciences Program
Faculty Lead; Program Concentration in Public Health:  Semester Conversion (2016 - present)
Chair; Faculty Affairs Subcommittee (2016 - present)
Member; Curriculum Subcommittee (2016 - present)
Diversity Advocate; Faculty Search Committee (2016 - 2017)
Chair; Faculty Search Committee (2015 - 2016)

College of Science
Member; Research Task Force (2016 - present)
Member; Committee on Educational Effectiveness (2016 - present)

California State University, East Bay
Member; Committee on Curriculum & Instruction (2015 - present)
Member: Quantitative Institutional Learning Objective Rubric Development Committee (2016)

California State University
Member; Health Sciences (Health Policy) Consortium (2015 - 2016)
Representative; Institute for Palliative Care (2015 - 2016)

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