Department Chair and Associate Professor of Public Health
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Public Health, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, Community-Engaged Research, Interpretation of Health Research for Public Comprehension
Arnab Mukherjea is an Associate Professor of Public Health at California State University, East Bay. He completed his undergraduate (BA in Molecular & Cell Biology with a minor in Education) and graduate (MPH in Health & Social Behavior with specialization in Multicultural Health; DrPH in Applied Health Disparities Research) degrees at UC Berkeley and postdoctoral training (Tobacco Control and Chronic Disease Prevention) at UCSF and UC Davis; he maintains formal research affiliations with all three institutions.
In The News
Alameda County Reinstates Mask Mandates (KQED)
Public Health chair Arnab Mukherjea discusses the indoor mask mandate that Alameda County reinstated and whether it made sense to implement.
June 3, 2022
Local doctor discusses importance of COVID-19 testing as cases rise (CBS)
With COVID cases on the rise again, Public Health Chair Arnab Mukherjea discusses the importance of testing regularly.
May 4, 2022
Second COVID boosters OKd: Should people 50-plus get one right away, or wait? (SF Chronicle)
Public health professor Arnab Mukherjea discussed why those aged 50 and over should get the second COVID-19 booster.
March 29, 2022
Q&A: Doctor Address COVID-19 Concerns Amid Omicron Surge (NBC Bay Area)
Arnab Mukherjea, chair of Cal State East Bay’s public health department, shared thoughts on how to stay safe during the current COVID-19 surge, when it might end and what the future may look like.
January 12, 2022
Advice for Returning to School Amid Surge (CBS News)
Arnab Mukherjea, chair of Cal State East Bay’s public health department, gives advice for parents on how to keep kids safe at school during the current Omicron surge.
January 5, 2022
California disciplining doctors over questionable medical exemptions for vaccines (Sacramento Bee)
Arnab Mukherjea, chair of the Public Health department, discusses the societal consequences of individual liberty.
December 8, 2021
New vaccine mandates: Most US employees must get shot or test weekly for COVID by Jan. 4 (ABC-7)
Public Health chair Arnab Mukherjea discussed President Joe Biden’s new vaccine requirements for large businesses and health care workers.
November 4, 2021
Moderna versus Pfizer: Is one COVID vaccine more effective than the other? (SF Chronicle)
Chair of the public health department at Cal State East Bay, Arnab Mukherjea, compares the effectiveness of the Moderna vaccine with the Pfizer vaccine.
September 24, 2021
East Bay school districts embrace vaccine mandates. Will other Bay Area districts soon follow? (SF Chronicle)
Arnab Mukherjea, chair of the public health department at Cal State East Bay, voices his support for vaccine mandates in school districts.
September 23, 2021
Newsom recall fight isn't focused on school closures but anger lingers for some parents (SF Chronicle)
Department of Public Health Chair Arnab Muhkerjea discusses distance learning in California.
September 10, 2021
Bay Area Council Recommends Private Companies Require Employee Vaccine Mandates (KTVU)
Department of Public Health Chair Arnab Mukherjea discusses potential vaccine mandates for employees of big businesses.
September 1, 2021
What Side Effects to Expect from Your COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot (SF Chronicle)
Department of Public Health Chair Arnab Mukherjea says the booster shot rollout will happen in plenty of time.
September 1, 2021
Should Bay Area residents be worried while waiting for boosters? (SF Chronicle)
Dr. Arnab Mukherjea, a professor of public health at Cal State East Bay, reassures vaccinated people and looks forward to COVID-19 vaccine boosters.
August 26, 2021
Time To Unify (Transylvania Times)
An opinion article about the importance of mass vaccination with a quote by Arnab Mukherjea, Cal State East Bay’s chair of the Department of Public Health.
August 16, 2021
Risks of the Delta Variant for Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated People (Healthline)
Cal State East Bay’s Chair of the Department of Public Health, Arnab Mukherjea, examines the risks of the delta variant, especially for unvaccinated people.
August 6, 2021
‘We Are in a Race’: With Delta Variant Cases Spiking, Oakland Continues Vaccination Push (Oaklandside)
Arnab Mukherjea, chair of the Department of Public Health at Cal State East Bay, emphasizes how getting the COVID-19 vaccine is crucial to slowing down the spike in cases and hospitalizations due to the delta variant.
August 3, 2021
San Francisco’s City Employee Vaccine Mandate is Not a First in America (KPIX)
Cal State East Bay’s Chair of the Department of Public Health, Arnab Mukherjea, talks about the contagious delta variant, the importance of following local mask mandates, and getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
August 1, 2021