Ronica Mukerjee, MSN, DNP, FNP-BC, MsA, LAc, AAHIVS

Lecturer in Nursing

email: ronica.mukerjee@yale.edu

About

Ronica Mukerjee is a clinical lecturer at Yale University School of Nursing, having taught there since 2017. For almost a dozen years, she has been in practice specializing in care for LGBTQIA communities and HIV+ individuals. Dr. Mukerjee is a certified American Academy of HIV Specialist (AAHIVS) and also trained in facial aesthetics. She is an acupuncturist and provides integrative care incorporating western and natural medicine in her practice.

Dr. Mukerjee obtained her Bachelors and Masters in Nursing from Columbia University. She obtained her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Yale University. Additionally, she received a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.

With a private practice in New Haven and as Clinical Director of an Opioid Overuse Prevention Program with a Syringe Exchange in New York City, Dr. Mukerjee splits her time between New Haven and New York. She works closely with Youth Continuum, a shelter for homeless youth in New Haven as well as with various immigration and refugee organizations in both cities. Since December of 2018, Dr. Mukerjee has worked closely with migrant, LGBTQIA communities in Mexico and is a founding member as well as the International Coordinator for Clinica de Salud y Justicia, a volunteer-run LGBTQIA-inclusive refugee and migrant healthcare and community center located in Tijuana, Mexico.

Dr. Mukerjee teaches primary care in the primary care division of YSN. She is the program coordinator and creator of the Gender and Sexuality Health Justice concentration, focused on the primary care, racial and economic justice, HIV, substance use, and mental health care needs of LGBTQIA people. These courses feature experts from around the world focused on racial and economic disparities and clinical care in LGBTQIA populations.

Clinical Pra​ctice

Dr. Mukerjee has a private practice in downtown New Haven, Tree of Life Primary Care and Recovery. She also works at Community Health Action of Staten Island, a syringe exchange with buprenorphine treatment. Additionally she provides tele-medicine and in-person clinical care to two community-based organizations for trans women in New Delhi and Calcutta, India.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Publications

Boudreau, D. and Mukerjee, R. (2019), Contraception Care for Transmasculine Individuals on Testosterone Therapy. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. doi:10.1111/jmwh.12962

R. Mukerjee. The ethics of transgender inclusion: a nursing perspective. Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal, 2016. Volume 6, Issue 3-4

Erickson-Schroth, L. (2014), Trans bodies, trans selves: A resource for the transgender community.New York, New York: Oxford University Press. Noted contributor on this book

K. Steffens, A. Radix, J. Dolby, G. Gatterman, G. Mayer, S. Weiss, R. Mukerjee. Implementation of a nursing model for triage of HIV-positive patients with influenza like illness (ILI) during a pandemic threat of novel swine-origin influenza A (2009 H1N1 influenza). International AIDS Conference, Vienna 2010. Abstract no. WEPE0845

J. Johnson, A. Radix, J. Santos-Ramos, N. Levitt, H. Reynolds, G. Mayer, R. Mukerjee. If you´ve got it, check it: establishing a sexual health clinic for transgender clients at a New York City community health center. International AIDS Conference, Vienna 2010.: Abstract no. WEPE0346

Articles cited in:

Karkazis, K. (2018, June 28). The Masculine Mystique of T. Retrieved from https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/06/28/the-masculine-mystique-of-t/

Murray, L. R. (2018, June 25). Trans, Teen and Homeless: America’s Most Vulnerable Population.Retrieved from https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/trans-teen-and-homeles…

Presentations

Mukerjee, R. (2019).Why should LGBTQ leadership be concerned about state violence in LGBTQ communities of color? Q-Med: Building LGBTQI+ Leaders in Health Care. New Haven, CT.

Mukerjee, R. (2019). Primary Care for Transgender Patients. Housing Works. New York, New York.

Mukerjee, R. (2019). Primary Care for Sex Workers. Housing Works. New York, New York.

Mukerjee, R. (2019). Binary Constructions and Clinical Marginalization: Clinical examinations of bodies and identities. Housing Works. New York, New York.

Mukerjee, R. (2018). Cultural Safety Topics in Primary Care: Healthy Bodies, Care for Trans People of Color, Trans Prisoner Care and Advocacy. Midwest LGBTQ Symposium. Chicago, IL.

Mukerjee, R. (2018). Surgeries and Sexuality (Trans Patients). Supporting Sexuality Across the Gender Spectrum; An Interdisciplinary Approach. New York, NY.

Mukerjee, R. (2018). On Ethics of HIV Care. An Intimate Plenary: New Research in HIV/AIDS Studies. New York, NY.

Mukerjee, R. (2018). Redefining Sexualities with the Need for Trans Inclusion. Capalbio, Italy.

Mukerjee, R. (2018). Trans Sexualities with or without Hormones and Gender Affirming Surgeries.Capalbio, Italy.

Mukerjee, R. (2017). Hormonal Care and Pelvic Care for Trans Masculine Patients. Fifth Annual NSSRH Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Mukerjee, R. (2017).  Cultural Safety in Trans Care: Updated Selected Topics. Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium. Chicago, Illinois.

Art Installation

Mukerjee, R., Kerr, T. (2018). Community Evidence. Nurture Art Gallery. Brooklyn, New York.