Dr. Erin Yelland is an associate professor and interim director of the Center on Aging in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Kansas State University. Yelland has a bachelor's degree in youth, adult, and family services from Purdue University and a doctorate in family science from the University of Kentucky. She holds a graduate certificate in gerontology and is a Certified Family Life Educator.
Her primary foci are promoting health and well-being across the lifespan to encourage optimal aging and exploring methods of implementing and evaluating policy, systems, and environmental changes that positively influence the social determinants of health. Yelland also has research expertise in sexual well-being among older adults. During her time at K-State, Yelland has been designated a University Civic Engagement Fellow and is currently serving as associate editor of the Journal of Extension and an Extension Foundation Fellow for Health and Well-Being.
Yelland is the recipient of multiple state, regional, and national awards; most recently receiving the prestigious Jeanne M. Priester Award for Leadership in Health and Wellness.
Ph.D. in Family Science/Gerontology, University of Kentucky, 2015
B.S. in Human Development and Family Science, Purdue University, 2010