Darlene Yee-Melichar is Professor and Coordinator of the Gerontology Program in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, College of Health and Social Sciences at San Francisco State University . She has served as one of the inaugural Interim Directors of the EdD Program in Educational Leadership, serves as Director of Long-Term Care Administration, and serves as a faculty leader on both the campus and statewide academic senates. Dr. Yee-Melichar is a Charter Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education; Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America; Fellow of AAHPERD's Research Consortium; and a Full Member of Sigma Xi, the national research society.
She has received many awards for her teaching excellence and service contributions to the campus, community and profession. Dr. Yee-Melichar has been active in work with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; NIH Advisory Committee for Research on Women's Health and Research Enhancement Awards Program; DHHS Minority Women's Health Panel of Experts; etc. Her research interests in educational leadership, healthy aging, long-term care administration, and minority women's health are reflected in 4 books, 107 journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, technical reports; and numerous professional and scholarly presentations.
Dr. Yee-Melichar was appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), beginning in the Fall 2011 and re-appointed in the Fall 2013. She has also been appointed as Chair of the Program Committee for the 2015 Annual Scientific Conference for the Gerontological Society of America.