In solidarity with the Asian American community
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CADC Releases COVID-19 Policy Brief on Multiethnic Older Adults and the CBOs Serving Them
March 2021 – CADC launches the policy brief “The Impact of COVID-19: Multiethnic Older Adults and the Community-Based Organization Serving Them, Policy Implications”.
Sorbarikor Piawah, MD, MPH
Congratulations to CADC Scholar Dr. Sorbarikor Piawah for receiving the 2020 V Scholar Grant for Black/African American Cancer Researchers from the Victory over Cancer Foundation.
Julene Johnson, PhD
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.
Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, MAS and Jennifer James, PhD, MSW, MS
Congratulations to Dr. Maria Garcia and Dr. Jennifer James for being selected part of the 2021 Class of Deans’ Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholars.
Jennifer James, PhD, MSW, MS and Jane Jih, MD, MPH
Dr. Jennifer James and Dr. Jane Jih were appointed to the RCMAR Scientist Advisory Board and will be representing CADC UCSF. CADC scholars Dr. Arnab Mukherjea and Dr. Jason Flatt were also selected and will be representing the Rutgers Asian RCMAR.
CADC stands in solidarity with the Asian American community in the aftermath of recent violent attacks against individuals of Asian descent across the country and locally in the SF Bay Area.  These attacks are occurring in the context of historical anti-Asian racism and misogyny, and are intricately tied to a shameful and devastating history of white supremacy and the rising threat of domestic terrorism in the United States.


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.