Sanjana Mukherjee is a post-doctoral fellow with the Center for Global Health Policy & Politics. Within GHPP, she provides technical and research expertise using qualitative and quantitative methods to the UNAIDS Global Council on Inequality, AIDS and Pandemics.
Mukherjee is interested in working at the intersection of infectious disease and international affairs. Her interests lie working on transboundary issues, such as HIV/AIDS, pandemic preparedness and response, antimicrobial resistance, neglected diseases, and equitable access to essential medicines and with the overall goal of providing policy makers with evidence to prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats.
Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Mukherjee served as an ORISE Public Health Policy and Regulatory Research Fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the Office of Policy, Legislation, and International Affairs, Office of the Commissioner. At FDA, she worked on national and international level public health priority issues for the U.S. government, including providing technical input on FDA’s registration of HIV drugs for use in resource-constrained settings via the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. She has also worked at the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University to study the governance of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide recommendations for future pandemic preparedness and response.
Mukherjee has Congressional outreach and advocacy experience having participated in the American Society for Microbiology Capitol Hill Day 2020 to communicate the importance of microbial sciences to legislators and policymakers in the U.S. She has also served as a science diplomacy fellow through the National Science Policy Network and created global health diplomacy training programs to bridge the gap between scientists, diplomats, and policymakers in Uganda.
Mukherjee holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Michigan State University, and an MSc in Microbiology from the University of Delhi, India.