Ana Velázquez Mañana, MD, MSC
Congratulations to CADC Scholar Ana Velázquez Mañana for being awarded the 2020 UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award.
Julene Johnson, PhD
Dr. Julene Johnson recently published “The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Lived Experience of Diverse Older Adults Living Alone with Cognitive Impairment” in the Gerontologist
Jennifer James, PhD, MSW, MS and Jane Jih, MD, MPH
Dr. Jennifer James and Dr. Jane Jih were appointed to the RCMAR Scientist Advisory Board and will be representing CADC UCSF. CADC scholars Dr. Arnab Mukherjea and Dr. Jason Flatt were also selected and will be representing the Rutgers Asian RCMAR.
Julene Johnson, PhD and Anita Stewart, PhD
CADC Faculty Dr. Julene Johnson and Dr. Anita Stewart recently published in the Ethnicity & Disease journal supplement dedicated to Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Older Adults into Research.
2020-2021 Pilot Awardees
Meet our new CADC scholars for AY 2020-2021. Dr. Arnab Mukherjea (CSUEB), Dr. Ana Velázquez Mañana (UCSF) and Dr. Linda Park (UCSF).


Since 1997, the UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC) has been dedicated to eliminating health disparities in minority aging populations. Our research focuses on understanding health disparities and building and testing community-engaged interventions to reduce disparities among older adults. Our most important mission is to train and mentor talented, underrepresented junior investigators to develop independent research careers focused on health disparities and aging issues. Our mentoring is informed and optimized by our research, community partnerships, diverse local populations, and decades of mentoring experience.

The CADC is committed to increasing high quality research focused on the concerns of aging African American, Latino, Asian, and sexual and gender minorities (SGM) by:

  • Increasing the number of researchers devoted to improving the health of minority older adults and reducing health disparities.
  • Developing and mentoring minority researchers by providing training, mentoring and support of pilot studies.
  • Collecting and validating existing measures for research with minority adults and developing new measures.
  • Recruiting and retaining minority older adults for clinical research.
  • Funding and implementing new pilot studies that advance knowledge on healthy aging, disease, and disability among older minority adults.
  • Disseminating information about interventions to reduce disease and disability and improve the health of older minority adults.