Valerie Yontz, RN, MSN, PhD
Dr. Valerie Yontz is currently Associate Specialist and Practicum Coordinator.
experiences in the community, Dr. Yontz helps make linkages and placements for the MPH students' field practicum.
Prior to her work at the university, Dr. Yontz worked as Health Service Director for the Pohai Nani Retirement Assisted Living facility and with Hospice Hawaii as Patient Care Coordinator.
Over a ten year span, Dr. Yontz was the Coordinator of an Elderly Service Program for a Community Health Center in Hawaii called Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) Comprehensive Family Services.
developed an expansive and very successful community-based elderly service program that demonstrated the elderly can exercise, eat right, improve their health, and age more successfully while staying longer in their own homes.
Dr. Yontz also served as the Quality Assurance Officer and the Director of Public Housing Services for the Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Center (KKV).
created many major components of KKV's
Quality Improvement system.
is originally from Central Illinois and has a wide range of experiences acquired throughout her
She is a nurse, biologist, sociologist, and gerontologist.
has worked in Missouri, Maine, Utah, and Illinois as an emergency room nurse, home health nurse, tuberculosis monitoring nurse, and nursing consultant.
transcultural nursing background, Dr. Yontz
has worked overseas in Liberia, West Africa training village health workers, and in Thailand, Malaysia and throughout Southeast Asia teaching and training Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees about health education topics and healthy behavior practices.
Valerie Yontz, RN, MSN, MPH, PhD
Associate Specialist & Practice Coordinator
Office of Public Health Studies
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Hawaii Manoa
1960 East West Road Biomed D202
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2319
Phone: (808) 956-5771
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