Dr. Darlene Yee-Melichar received her BA in Biology from Barnard College; MS in Gerontology from the College of New Rochelle; and MS and EdD in Health Education from Columbia University. She received post-doctoral training in Computer Management Systems at Columbia University, and Certified Health Education Specialist by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing. She is a Charter Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education; Fellow of the Gerontological Society of American; Fellow of AAHPERD’s Research Consortium; and Full Member of Sigma Xi, the national research society. She has received numerous awards for her teaching excellence and leadership contributions to the campus, community and profession. Dr. Yee-Melichar has been active in efforts for the public good through work with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; NIH Advisory Committee for Research on Women’s Health; NIH Research Enhancement Awards Program; DHHS Office on Women’s Health Minority Women’s Health Panel of Experts; DHHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Advisory Panel for Outreach and Education; and DHHS Office on Minority Health Region IX Regional Health Equity Council. Dr. Yee-Melichar's research interests are in healthy aging, long-term care administration, and minority women’s health care; these are fully reflected in 4 books, 107 journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, technical reports; and numerous community, professional and scholarly presentations. She is lead author and editor of Aging in Contemporary Society: Translating Research into Practice; Minority Women’s Health: Current Issues in Research, Education and Practice; Assisted Living Administration and Management (highly rated by Doody’s Medical Reviews and named a 2013 Doody’s Essential Purchase); and Long-Term Care Administration and Management. Currently, she is Project Director for the oversight of six funded projects and sponsored scholarships.
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