Congratulations to Dr. Liliana Ramirez Gomez
for her CADC pilot project publication, "Virtual mentalizing imagery therapy for Spanish language Latino family dementia caregivers: A feasibility and acceptability study" in Frontiers in Psychology.
Congratulations to Drs. Maria Garcia and Leah Karliner
for their new publication "'Long Overdue': Nurse and Resident Physician Perspectives on Implementation of Dual-Handset Interpreter Phones in the Inpatient Setting" in Health Equity.
Congratulations to Dr. Nynikka Palmer
for being awarded two grants for her project, "PACE Yourself: Optimizing Patient-Centered Communication for
Prostate Cancer Care in the Safety-Net".
Congratulations to Dr. Maria Garcia
and co-investigators for being 2023 Catalyst Awardees for their project "Optimizing Depression Care Delivery in Primary Care Through a Technology-Enhanced Intervention (Optimize-D-Rx)".
Congratulations to Dr. Orlando Harris
for his new publication "Understanding the concept of trust and other factors related to COVID-19 vaccine intentions among Black/African American older adults prior to vaccine development" in SSM Qualitative Research in Health.
Congratulations to Dr. Elaine Khoong
for being selected as part of the 2023 Class of Deans’ Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholars.
Congratulations to Dr. Wagahta Semere
for being a 2023-2024 Diabetes Research for Equity through Advanced Multilevel Science Center for Diabetes Translation Research (DREAMS-CDTR) ADA pilot award recipient.
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer James
for her new publication “Diagnosis and the practices of patienthood: How diagnostic journeys shape illness experiences” in Sociology of Health & Illness.
Congratulations to Dr. Celia Kaplan
on her new role as Co-chair of the Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Steering Committee. CEAL is an NIH effort co-led by the NHLBI and NIMHD.

The UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC) is a NIA supported RCMAR dedicated to understanding and reducing health disparities among older racial/ethnic and sexual & gender minority (SGM) populations.  Our primary purpose is to train and mentor talented, underrepresented junior investigators to develop independent research careers focused on health disparities and aging issues.  We do this primarily through our Scholar Training program.  We also provide resources for health disparities researchers focused on career development, research methods, conducting community and clinical intervention studies, and developing self-report measures.  


CADC is unique. We combine the broad diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area; top-notch underrepresented investigators who represent that diversity and are building research careers in aging health disparities; a multidisciplinary environment with clinical, community, social, behavioral, epidemiological, cognitive neuroscience, qualitative, and quantitative scientists providing mentoring and training; and our many community partners.