2022-2023 Pilot Awardees
Meet our new CADC Scholars: Drs. Jonathan Butler, Elaine Khoong, Aksharananda Rambachan, and Kendra Sims.
Congratulations to Drs. Ana Velázquez Mañana, Sor Piawah, and Celia Kaplan
for their grant from the HDFCCC Recruitment Science Research Hub RFA to evaluate Cancer Clinical Trial Participation of Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx Adults.
Congratulations to Dr. Arnab Mukherjea
for being elected as Vice Chair of the Steering Committee for the Alliance of California Schools & Programs of Public Health, which is supported by the California Endowment among other funders.
Congratulations to Dr. Linda Park
for her Department of Veterans Affairs Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Award for her project, “Virtual Care Strategies to Improve Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation among Veterans.”
CADC Scholar Dr. Jason Flatt published
“Subjective Cognitive Decline Associated with Discrimination in Medical Settings among Transgender and Nonbinary Older Adults” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Congratulations to Dr. Nynikka Palmer
for being selected as a 2022 Recipient of the UCSF Mid-Career Development Program for Research Faculty.
CADC Scholar Dr. Anna Oh published
"Rural and urban differences in the implementation of Virtual Integrated Patient-Aligned Care Teams" in the Journal of Rural Health.
CADC Scholar Dr. Orlando Harris published
"Health Coaching Across the Stages of Vaccine Readiness and Action: A Practical Guide for Public Health Nurses" in the American Journal of Public Health.
Congratulations to Dr. Ana Velázquez Mañana
for her new position as Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at ZSFG and for being selected as one of the 2022 John A. Watson Faculty Scholars.

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.