Chandrakala Ganesh Faculty Profile

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Chandrakala  Ganesh

Associate Professor, Faculty Advising Fellow 2022-23

Department of Public Health



  • BPharm, Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India (1996)
  • PGDM, SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai, India (1999)
  • PhD (Health Policy and Administration), Penn State University (2010)
  • Post Doctoral Training (Mental Health Economics), UC Berkeley School of Public Health (2011)
Spring Semester 2024
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
PH 36501Mental Health and PolicyW11:00AM12:15PMSC-S213Hayward Campus
PH 37001Health EconomicsW9:30AM10:45AMSC-S213Hayward Campus
PH 37003Health EconomicsTH9:30AM10:45AMAE-0183Hayward Campus
PH 49801InternshipARRWEB-ASYNCHOnline Campus

Guest Editor, Special Issue of Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics on Climate Change, Human Health, Law and Ethics. January 2021.

Ganesh, C., Schmeltz, M., Smith, J.A. (2021). Climate Change and the Legal, Ethical and Health Issues facing tHealthcare and Public Health Systems. The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 48(4), 636-642

Smith, J., and Ganesh, C. "Disease Surveillance." Chap. 5 In Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law, edited by Burger, M., & Gundlach, J. (Eds.). (2018). Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law. Cambridge University Press.

Ganesh, C. & Smith, J.A. (2017). Climate Change, Public Health and Policy: A California Case Study. American Journal of Public Health, 17(S3), doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304047

Ganesh, C. & Smith, J. A. (2017). Using Multiple High-Impact Practices to Reduce Bottlenecks and Improve Student Learning in an Undergraduate Health Sciences Program. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 17(2), 74-84.

Auh, E., Ganesh, C., Brown, T. et al. (2010). The employment of consumers with serious mental illness. Petris Report # 2010-5 submitted to the California Department of Mental Health. Available at

Nov 2020          Co-author, The role of undergraduate education for climate change and public health, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; Oct 2020; Online panel.

Nov 2019          Co-author, Advancing Adaptation to Climate Change in the Healthcare Sector – A Policy Analysis. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; Nov 6, 2019; Philadelphia, PA. Oral presentation.

Nov 2017           Speaker, Implications of Climate Change for Public Health Surveillance Systems, American Public Health  Association, Atlanta, GA

Nov 2017           Speaker, Roundtable for Action on Climate Change and Mental Health, American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA

Jan 2017            Poster Presentation at California Climate Change Symposium, Sacramento, CA

Nov 2016           Speaker, Climate Change Panel, American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.

Dec 2015           Poster Presentation, Bay Area Senior Health Policy Forum, Oakland CA

Apr 2015            Poster Presentation, Week of Scholarship, CSUEB

Sept 2014          Office of Faculty Development, Back to the Bay, Hayward, CA Poster Presentation, “Using QOLT rubric to promote student engagement in online and hybrid  classes”

Jan 2014            Writing Across the Curriculum Conference organized by the Northern California chapter of Writing Across the Curriculum at San Francisco State University

2017: College of Science, Collaborative Research Award, “Climate Change in Tulare County,” 2018 – 2019 (Principal Investigator w/Jason Smith) $3000.00

2016: Office of the Chancellor CSU, Standardizing Problem-Based and Case-Based Learning in Health Sciences (with Jason Smith): $4,576

2014: Faculty Support Grant, California State University, Minigrant $5000

2014: Office of the Chancellor CSU, Promising Practices Program, Redesign of HSC3300, HSC 3350, HSC 3550 (with Jason Smith): $25,340.00

2009: Post-doctoral research fellowship from National Institute of Mental Health (T32 MH070335) administered by UC Berkeley

2006: Dissertation grant from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (R36HS01633101)

University Wide, CSUEB

2018-20           Member, Faculty Affairs Committee

2016-18           Academic Senator

2016                 Reviewer, Special Grant Review Subcommittee

2016                 Represented CSUEB at Tenure Tract Recruitment event at UC Berkeley

2014-16           Academic Senator

2015                 Represented CSUEB at Tenure Track Recruitment event at UC Davis

2014                 Member, Critical Thinking Assessment Project: Developed CSUEB Critical Thinking Rubric

2014                 Member, Faculty Learning Community, Written Communication: Developed CSUEB Written Communication Rubric

2013-16           Participant, Back to the Bay participation

College of Science, CSUEB

2017                 Volunteer, Science Festival

2017                 Faculty Marshal at CSUEB Commencement Ceremony

2016                 Health Sciences

2016                 Faculty Marshal at CSUEB Commencement Ceremony

2015                 Represented Health Sciences program at Preview Day        

2015                 Faculty Marshal at CSUEB Commencement Ceremony

2014                 Represented Health Sciences program at Preview Day

2013-                Member, Faculty Hearing Panel

 Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, CSUEB

2018-19          Chair, Retention Committee

2017-18          Co-Chair, HSC Curriculum Committee

2017-18          Member, Tenure Track Search Committee

2016-17          Chair, Tenure Track Search Committee

2016-17          Member, HSC Curriculum Committee

2016-18          Member, HSC Faculty Affairs Committee, Member

2015-              Member, HSC Program Transformation, Semester Conversion

2015-16          Member, Tenure Track Search Committee     

2015               Participant, Health Sciences Assessment

2014-15          Chair, Tenure Track Search Committee Chair

2013-14          Co-Chair, Tenure Track Search Committee