Darlene Yee-Melichar, EdD, FAGHE, FGSA
Gerontology Program
San Francisco State University

Dr. Darlene Yee-Melichar is professor and coordinator of the Gerontology Program at San Francisco State University where she also serves as director of Long-Term Care Administration. She is active as a faculty leader on both the SFSU and California State University Academic Senates. She is the recipient of many awards and honors for her teaching excellence and service contributions to the campus, community, and profession.

Dr. Yee-Melichar’s research interests in healthy aging, long-term care administration, minority women’s health, and safety research and education are reflected in four 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 the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s special emphasis panels on "Translating Research into Practice" and "Health Research Dissemination."

Dr. Yee-Melichar has chaired the U.S. DHHS-Office of Women’s Health (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 and Geriatrics Local Arrangements Committee; co-chairs the Regional Health Equity Council for Region IX (RHEC IX); serves on the board of directors for the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform; and as president of SFSU’s Chapter of Sigma Xi, the national research society.

Dr. 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 in Health & Biological Sciences; Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases; 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 postdoctoral 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.