About Us

The center is composed of three separate but integrated units: Leadership Administrative Core, Research Education Component, and the Analysis Core.

  • Leadership Administrative Core: The LAC provides rigorous scientific leadership and coordination of Center activities, stimulating synergistic cross-core communication and activities among CADC faculty, CADC Scientists, other NIA-funded Centers, and the external scientific and local communities. The AC ensures CADC’s compliance with all reporting requirements, conducts recruitment of CADC Scientists, oversees issuance of the call for pilot study grants and review of applications, and maintains relations with the External Advisory Board.
  • Research Education Component: The REC provides a structured environment and program to foster the career development of under-represented researchers conducting research on minority aging and health disparities. The REC includes a unique health disparities and minority aging research education program, an individualized CADC Scholar continual mentoring program, pilot study funding for at least three pilot studies per year focused on minority aging issues, a strategic plan to diversify and increase the research workforce
    conducting aging research, and a systematic evaluation of these research education and career development efforts. 
  • Analysis Core:  The AnC performs three functions: 1) identifies, distributes, creates and adapts culturally informed and scientifically valid self-report measures for health disparities research; 2) disseminates methodological resources to advance measurement and implementation science among diverse older adults; and 3) provides mentoring and statistical consultations on secondary data analyses to identify pathways that produce health disparities and suggest interventions to ameliorate them.