Eliason honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching
Professor Emerita Michele “Mickey” Eliason was honored with the College of Health & Social Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching. She received the award virtually at the College’s annual Fall Opening Meeting on August 18.
Eliason served as the College’s first assistant dean of faculty development and scholarship from 2015 to 2022 and taught in the Department of Public Health at SF State for more than a decade.
Previously, she spent 20 years on the faculty of the University of Iowa, where she was the first director of the Sexuality Studies Program and professor of nursing. She has a background in nursing and psychology, and has clinical and research experience in hospitals, clinics, community-based treatment agencies and a women’s prison. Eliason earned her Ph.D. in pediatric and educational psychology at the University of Iowa in 1984.
Her research interests are primarily in the area of LGBTQ health. In 2013, she received a lifetime achievement award for this body of work by a national advocacy group GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality.
She has written extensively about these issues and is the primary author of “LGBTQ Cultures: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Sexual and Gender Diversity,” the second edition of which was published by Lippincott in 2015.