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 active as a faculty leader for 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.

Professor Yee-Melichar’s research interests in healthy aging, long-term care administration, minority women’s health, and safety research and education are reflected in 6 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; served on the U.S. DHHS-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education and the U.S. DHHS-OWH Region IX Women’s Health Advisory Council; and co-chaired the IAGG 2017 World Congress on Gerontology & Geriatrics Local Arrangements Committee and the Region IX Health Equity Council (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 journals; and serves on the Cal MediConnect Advisory Committee of the San Mateo Health Commission, Board of Directors for the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), and as an OMH Health Equity Mentor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.