Darlene Yee-Melichar, EdD, FAGHE, FGSA
Professor and Coordinator, Gerontology Program
Director, Long-Term Care Administration
San Francisco State University
Dr. Darlene Yee-Melichar is Professor and Coordinator of the Gerontology Program at San Francisco State University (SF State) where she also serves as Director of Long-Term Care Administration. She is active as a faculty leader on both the SF State and California State University (CSU) Academic Senates. She is the recipient of many awards and honors for her teaching excellence and service contributions to the campus, community, and profession.
Professor Yee-Melichar’s research interests in healthy aging, long-term care administration, minority women’s health, and safety research and education are reflected in 4 books, 109 journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, technical reports, and numerous professional and scholarly presentations. She was active on the NIH Advisory Committee for Research on Women's Health, NIH Review Committee for Research Enhancement Awards Program, and AHRQ special emphasis panels on "Translating Research into Practice" and "Health Research Dissemination."
Dr. Yee-Melichar has chaired the U.S. DHHS-OWH Minority Women’s Health Panel of Experts; contributed to the U.S. DHHS-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education, U.S. DHHS-OWH Region IX Women’s Health Advisory Council, IAGG 2017 World Congress on Gerontology & Geriatrics Local Arrangements Committee; co-chairs the Regional Health Equity Council for Region IX (RHEC IX), and serves on the Board of Directors for the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and as President of SF State’s Chapter of Sigma Xi, the national research society.
Professor Yee-Melichar is a Charter Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Fellow of the AAHPERD Research Consortium, and Full Member of Sigma Xi, the national research society. Her earlier and current service on editorial boards include the Journal of Gerontological Social Work; Journal of Health Education; Gerontology & Geriatrics: Research, Letters to Health and Biological Sciences; Journal of Cerebrovascular Diseases & Stroke; and Journal of Palliative Care and Nursing.
Dr. Yee-Melichar received her BA in Biology from Barnard College, Columbia University; MS in Gerontology from the College of New Rochelle; and MS and EdD in Health Education from Teacher's College, Columbia University. She also received post-doctoral training in Computer Management Systems from Teacher's College, Columbia University and was Certified as a Health Education Specialist by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing.