Nov 26, 2021  
2019-2020 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2019-2020 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Health Sciences

The Department Office is located on the 5th Floor of the Student and Faculty Support (SF) building, Room 502.
Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Dept. Phone: (510) 885-3481



Oscar Wambuguh, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley


Associate Professors

Chandrakala Ganesh, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Jason Smith (Chair), M.T.S., Harvard University, School of Divinity; J.D., Northeastern University, School of Law


Assistant Professors

Megan Cherewick, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

Alina Engelman, Dr.P.H. University of California, Berkeley

Ryan Gamba, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Andrew Kelly, Ph.D. Northwestern University

Nidhi Khosla, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

Juleen Lam, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

Matthew Moore, M.P.H. Tufts University; J.D. Northeastern University, School of Law

Arnab Mukherjea, Dr.P.H. University of California, Berkeley

Michael Schmeltz, Ph.D. City University of New York, Graduate Center

Michael Stanton, Ph.D. Duke University

Department Statement

The Health Sciences degree program is the second largest and the fastest growing program at CSUEB.  It is an applied science that focuses on knowledge and skills necessary to practice in both clinical and population health settings. Students in our Health Sciences program prepare for careers in healthcare administration and policy, public health or prepare for further training in technical or professional clinical programs. Health sciences is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the application of physical, biological, and social sciences to understand and to improve health in human beings.

Healthcare as an industry is anticipated to become one of the largest employers in the United States in the next ten years with healthcare support and technical occupations being two fastest growing labor groups. There are hundreds of job opportunities and areas of practice in this field. A degree in Health Sciences from CSUEB provides the foundation graduates need to participate in this exciting and growing field.


Working together to improve the health of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and beyond through teaching, research, and service.


We work for a future where:

The students of the Health Sciences program at CSU East Bay are committed to tackling the health challenges facing the communities of the East Bay and California, to eliminating health disparities, and to creating climate-change resilient communities. The program students are change agents driving improvements in health across the East Bay.

The Health Sciences program emphasizes health policy, public health and environmental health. Rooted in principles of solidarity, health equity, and social justice, the program values an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes teamwork, problem solving, adaptability, ethics and strong evidence-based practice.

The Health Sciences program is an active and integral part of CSU and the East Bay communities with strong relationships to community organizations, hospitals, medical centers, and health departments. The program is a leader in the institutional focus of CSU East Bay on health and health-related programs and is a critical part of the mission of CSU East Bay. It is nationally-recognized for its innovations in pedagogy and curriculum, and its faculty are active in their respective fields of research with work appearing in a wide range of publications.

The Health Sciences alumni are leaders and pioneers in their fields and work across all sectors in health and public health. They are adaptable to the changing demands of their fields and are lifelong learners. They take pride in their alma mater and are active donors and volunteers  to the program, helping to build a resilient program that is a key part of the health of the East Bay and California.

About the Department

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    Bachelor of Science



      Health Sciences