Center for Aging in Diverse Communities
Jennifer James, PhD
CADC Scholar joins UCSF School of Nursing faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health & Aging and the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences. She is also affiliate faculty in the UCSF Bioethics Program.
Sorbarikor Piawah MD, MPH
Sor Piawah, MD MPH, 2019 CADC Scholar, completed her fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at UCSF and has accepted a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of GI Oncology at UCSF, starting May 1st 2020. With this new position, she will continue to pursue her research in colorectal cancer disparities while establishing her clinical practice as a gastrointestinal oncologist.
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).
Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS
CADC Scholar joins UCSF Department of Urology faculty as an Assistant Professor - In Residence. Follow him on Twitter @SamWashUro.


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.