About Darlene Yee



(415) 338-3558


Professor and Coordinator of Gerontology

Additional Title: 

Director of Long-Term Care Administration


Public Affairs & Civic Engagement - Gerontology Program


HSS Building (HSS)


Office Hours: 

Tuesday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Office Hours (Additional Info): 

By Appointment Only


At SF State Since:

August 1990


Dr. Darlene Yee-Melichar is Professor and Coordinator of Gerontology in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement in the College of Health & Social Sciences at San Francisco State University. 

As Director of Long-Term Care Administration, she coordinates extramural funding for eight campus programs/student scholarships housed in the University Corporation, SF State.  As SF State Scholars Coordinator, she advises students on blended programs in Gerontology with Social Work as well as with Sociology.

Professor Yee-Melichar teaches classes in aging processes and theories, ethical and legal issues in aging, long-term care administration, research methods in gerontology, and the gerontology internship and culminating experience courses. 

Her current research interests include healthy aging, long-term care administration, minority women’s health, and safety research and education; she has published widely on these topics reflected in 6 books, 109 journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, technical reports, and presented numerous professional and scholarly papers. 

Dr. Yee-Melichar is active in the community, the profession and the University at the campus, system and intersegmental levels; she is the recipient of many awards and honors for her teaching excellence and service contributions.