Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH, MPH

Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH, MPH
Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH, MPH, Department Chair & Associate Professor of Public Health; California State University, East Bay
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Arnab's applied research interests broadly revolve around using community-engaged methods to understand and address health disparities among understudied Asian & Pacific Islander (API) subgroups, with a particular focus on contextual and culturally-framed risk factors. He is currently engaged in a number of studies examining social and cultural determinants of health among diverse communities of South Asians in the U.S., including how these antecedents influence mental well-being, prevention-oriented behaviors (including screening for disease), and community-level factors contributing to disparities found in this population. Arnab firmly believes that community participation is essential for affected groups to understand, address, and ultimately take ownership of their own individual and collective health prospects. Arnab 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. Arnab's research has been funded by the National Institutes for Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Office of Minority Health, and the state of California's Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He maintains membership in the Asian American Research Center for Health (ARCH) and was a trainee in the Asian American Cancer Awareness, Research & Training's (AANCART) Training Core.