Honors and Awards

 

· Recipient of Outstanding Faculty Advisor Leadership Award, San Francisco State University, Spring 2014

 

· Re-appointed as Member of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education, Fall 2013

 

· Appointed as Co- Chair of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Program Committee for the 2015 Annual Scientific Conference, Fall 2013

 

· Appointed as Member of the Region 1X Women’s Health Advisory Council, Fall 2011

 

· Recipient of Distinguished Service Award from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Task Force on Minority Issues in Gerontology, Fall 2009

 

· Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from San Francisco State University, August 2007

 

· Recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, March 2007

 

· Recipient of the Community Service Learning Award from San Francisco State University, April 2003

 

· Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Teachers College, Columbia University, November 2001

 

· Recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation from the NIH Advisory Committee for Research on Women’s Health, Fall 2001

 

· Appointed as Member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Advisory Committee for Research on Women’s Health, Fall 1999

 

· Appointed as Member of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services– Office on Women’s Health (DHHS-OWH) Minority Women's Health Panel of Experts, Fall 1998

 

· Appointed as Member of the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) emphasis panels on Translating Research Into Practice and Health Research Dissemination Implementation, Fall 1998

 

· Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, November 1998

 

· Elected as Charter Fellow, Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, 1997

 

· Appointed as Member of the NIH Task Force for the Office of Research on Women’s Health, 1996

 

· Appointed as Member of the NIH Task Force for the Office for Protection from Research Risks, 1996

 

· Recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award  from the California Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators, 1995

 

· Elected as Fellow, Social Research, Policy and Practice Section, The Gerontological Society of America, 1994

 

· Elected as President of  the SFSU Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, 1992

 

· Recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Instruction in Health Education, San Francisco State University, 1991

 

· Recipient of the Outstanding Award for Teaching in Graduate Studies, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1990

 

· Recipient of the Outstanding Award for Teaching in Graduate Studies, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1989

 

· Recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award, York College, The City University of New York, 1988