Yvonne M. Lozano, PhD, LMFT
Dr. Yvonne M. Lozano joined Ashford University, now the University of Arizona Global Campus, in 2013 and is currently a professor and department chair in the College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Health Sciences. She holds a doctorate in gerontology from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree in gerontology from Baylor University, and a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She has taught in higher education for over a dozen years, mostly through both classroom and online instruction. Her research interests include Hispanic caregivers, domestic violence in older women, and caregiver stress. Dr. Lozano is a member of Gerontology Society of America (GSA), American Society on Aging (ASA), and Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AHHE).
Dr. Lozano is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has nearly two decades of experience in behavioral health and gerontology. Dr. Lozano has worked in the field of geriatric mental health for 14 years as a clinician and then program administrator for a psychiatric hospital. She has worked with various clients in behavioral health, including geriatric mental health, addiction treatment, chronically mentally ill, forensic mental health, and adolescents. Dr. Lozano resides in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Lozano enjoys salt water fishing, photography, reading, and an occasional game of Texas Holdem Poker. Her advice to students is to “Commit to your future, trust in yourself, and believe.”
Her favorite quote is by Victor E. Franki: “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”