Nynikka R. Palmer, DrPH, MPH
Dr. Nynikka Palmer has joined the CADC faculty as co-Director of the Research Education Component.
Aimee Afable, PhD, MPH
Congratulations to CADC Scholar Aimee Afable for starting a new position as Associate Dean For Community Engagement at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health
Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, MAS
Dr. Maria Garcia has been awarded a K23 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities entitled: “Equity in Depression Care for Primary Care Patients with Limited English Proficiency”.
Dr. Jane Jih and Dr. Gina Moreno-John
Dr. Jane Jih and Dr. Gina Moreno-John presented at the SFBay Collaborative Research Network annual meeting: “Food Pharmacies – Not Just for Safety Net Practice Settings”.
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.