yvonne lozano

Commit to your future, trust in yourself, and believe.

Yvonne M. Lozano, PhD, LMFT



Dr. Yvonne M. Lozano is a Professor and Chair of both the Gerontology and Applied Behavioral Science programs in the School of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. 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 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Dr. Lozano has nearly two decade’s experience in the field of Gerontology. Prior to academia she worked in the field of geriatric mental health for 14 years as a clinician and then program administrator for a psychiatric hospital. She has taught in higher education for over a dozen years, most of which have been 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), Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) and Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AHHE). Dr. Lozano resides in San Antonio, TX where she is a member of the Task Force against Elder Domestic Violence. Dr. Lozano enjoys salt-water fishing, photography 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 one by Victor E. Franki: “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”


Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Gerontology
University of North Texas
Master of Science in Gerontology
Baylor University
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

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