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Kara Odom Walker Elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Congratulations to CADC Scholar Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS on her election to the National Academy of Medicine.
Nynikka Palmer, DrPH, MPH
CADC Scholar joins UCSF School of Medicine Inaugural Class of Dean’s Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholars.
CADC Faculty, Julene Johnson, PhD
and colleagues publish results from the Community of Voices study.
Center for Aging in Diverse Communities

For 21 years, 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.