Darlene Yee-Melichar

Professor
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GRN Program Coordinator & GRN Advisor

Contact Information

Office Information: 

Building: 
HSS
Room Number: 
242
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 10:00-12:00
Wednesday: 14:30-16:30

Biography

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 SF State and 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.

Research Interests:

Gerontology in higher education, healthy aging, long-term care administration, minority women's health and aging, 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 chaired the U.S. DHHS-OWH Minority Women's Health Panel of Experts; selected to serve on 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; and co-chair of the Regional Health Equity Council for Region IX (RHEC IX).  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. Dr. Yee-Melichar has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Journal of Health Education and other peer-reviewed publications; and serves on the Board of Directors for the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, and on the U.S. DHHS-OMH Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) as a Health Equity Mentor.

Publications

Blanco, M. and Yee-Melichar, D. (2017). Elderly Health Disparities: Translating Research into Practice. Innovation in Aging 1(1): 950.

Brennan, S., H. Osada, T. Doan, and Yee-Melichar, D. (2017). Environmental Design and QOL in Long-Term Care Facilities. Innovation in Aging 1(1): 3585. 

Flores, C., and Yee-Melichar, D. (2017). Review of Dementia beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being (Revised Edition) by G. Allen Power. Educational Gerontology: An International Journal 43(9), 833-834. ISBN: 978-1-938870-69-9 

Tingley, D-W., and Yee-Melichar, D. (2015). Review of Dementia beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being by G. Allen Power. Educational Gerontology: An International Journal 41(11), 841-843. ISBN: 978-1-938870-13-2  

Dudley, N. and Yee-Melichar, D. (2015). Review of Principles and Practice of Grief Counseling By Howard R. Winokuer & Darcy L. Harris.  Educational Gerontology: An International Journal 41(11): 839-840. ISBN: 978-0-8261-0872-2 

Cherney, C. and Yee-Melichar, D. (2015). Review of Nursing Home Federal Requirements: Guidelines to Surveyors and Survey Protocols by James E. Allen.  Educational Gerontology: An International Journal 41(9), 683-684. ISBN: 978-0-8261-7124-5 

Roh, Soonhee, Brown-Rice, K., Lee, K., Lee, Y.S., Yee-Melichar, D, and Talbot, E.  (2015). Attitudes toward mental health services among American Indians by two age groups. Community Mental Health Journal 51(8), 970-977. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-015-9859-3 

Yoo, G. J., Musselman, E., Lee, Y-S and Yee- Melichar, D. (2015). Addressing Health Disparities Among older Asian Americans: Data and Diversity. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging  38(4), 74-81 

Yee-Melichar, D., Renwanz-Boyle, A., Wanek, L, and Pawlowsky, S.P.  (2014). Resilience in Geriatric Rehabilitation from a Cultural Perspective.   Geriatric Nursing 14(9): 1-4. DOI: 10.1016/ j.gerinurse. 2014.08.010 

Brown, M. and Yee-Melichar, D.  (2014) Review of Annual Editions: Aging 12/13 edited by Harold Cox.  Educational Gerontology: An International Journal 40(10), 783-784. DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2013.860296 

Yee-Melichar, D., Flores, C.M., and Cabigao, E.P. (editors) (2014). Long-Term Care Administration and Management: Effective Practices and Quality Programs in Eldercare. New York, Springer Publishing Company. 

Miller, E. and Yee-Melichar, D.  (2014). Review of Universal Design as a Rehabilitation Strategy: Design for the Ages by Jon A. Sanford.  Educational Gerontology 40 (2), 154-156. DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2013.838465 

Gupta, R. and Yee-Melichar, D.  (2013). Review of Transforming Social Work Education: The First Decade of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative edited by Nancy R. Hooyman.  Educational Gerontology: An International Journal (4), 281-283. DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2012.703594 

Cabigao, E.P. and Yee-Melichar, D. (2013). Review of Quick Reference to Adult and Older Adult Forensics: A Guide for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals by Kathleen M. Brown and Mary E. Muscari. Educational Gerontology: An International Journal 39 (4), 279-280. DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2012.703591 

Flores, C.M. and Yee-Melichar, D.  (2013). Review of Geriatric Mental Health Disaster and Emergency Preparedness edited by John A. Toner, Therese M. Mierswa, & Judith L. Howe. Educational Gerontology: An International Journal 39 (3), 222-224.