Congratulations to Dr. Akshar Rambachan
for being a recipient of the 2023 UCSF Pain and Addiction Research Center (PARC) Fellowship award.
Congratulations to Dr. Orlando Harris
for his promotion to Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Systems.
Congratulations to Dr. Elissa Hamlat
for joining the faculty in the Dept. of Psychiatry and for selection as a 2023 UCSF MERC Emerging Health Equity Scholar Awardee.
Congratulations to Dr. Liliana Ramirez Gomez
for her CADC pilot project publication, "Virtual mentalizing imagery therapy for Spanish language Latino family dementia caregivers: A feasibility and acceptability study" in Frontiers in Psychology.
Congratulations to Drs. Maria Garcia and Leah Karliner
for their new publication "'Long Overdue': Nurse and Resident Physician Perspectives on Implementation of Dual-Handset Interpreter Phones in the Inpatient Setting" in Health Equity.
Congratulations to Dr. Nynikka Palmer
for being awarded two grants for her project, "PACE Yourself: Optimizing Patient-Centered Communication for
Prostate Cancer Care in the Safety-Net".
Congratulations to Dr. Maria Garcia
and co-investigators for being 2023 Catalyst Awardees for their project "Optimizing Depression Care Delivery in Primary Care Through a Technology-Enhanced Intervention (Optimize-D-Rx)".
Congratulations to Dr. Elaine Khoong
for being selected as part of the 2023 Class of Deans’ Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) 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.