CADC Releases Policy Brief
“The Impact of COVID-19: Multiethnic Older Adults and the Community-Based Organization Serving Them, Policy Implications”.
Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Cathy Samayoa
for being selected for the 2021 Dr. Eddie Méndez Scholar Award. She will have the opportunity to present and meet with faculty at the Fred Hutch!
Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Samuel Washington
for being awarded the Goldberg-Benioff Endowed Professorship in Cancer Biology and for being selected for the Grunfeld Scholars Research Development Initiative for the SF VA Health Care System.
CADC faculty, Drs. Anita Stewart and Tung Nguyen
authored in the new textbook, The Science of Health Disparities Research.
Congratulations to Dr. Julene Johnson
for being selected as the 2021 recipient of the UCSF Academic Senate Distinction In Mentoring Award for faculty at the rank of full Professor.
Congratulations to Drs. Maria Garcia and Jennifer James
for being selected part of the 2021 Class of Deans’ Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholars.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the surface and exacerbated systemic injustice and inequities for Asian/Asian American, Black/African American, Latino(x)/Hispanic, Native American/Indigenous and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities in our country.  As a center focused on eliminating health disparities for older adults and supporting the careers of early researchers from under-represented groups, we pledge to doubly commit ourselves to the work of anti-racism in our communities, in the academy, in our mentorship and training activities, and in our research.



The Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC) at the University of California San Francisco is 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.