Recent News

Jennifer James, PhD

CADC Scholar joins UCSF School of Nursing faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health & Aging and the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences. She is also affiliate faculty in the UCSF Bioethics Program. 



Sorbarikor Piawah MD, MPH

Sor Piawah, MD MPH, 2019 CADC Scholar, completed her fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at UCSF and has accepted a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of GI Oncology at UCSF, starting May 1st 2020.  With this new position, she will continue to pursue her research in colorectal cancer disparities while establishing her clinical practice as a gastrointestinal oncologist.  




Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS

CADC Scholar joins UCSF Department of Urology faculty as an Assistant Professor - In Residence. Follow him on Twitter @SamWashUro.




Tung Nguyen,  MD

Dr. Nguyen was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership award 

Congratulations to CADC Faculty Tung Nguyen, MD for being a 2019 recipient of one of the Chancellor Awards for Diversity; the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award for faculty.


November 2019


Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS


Dr. Semere, who is an assistant professor of medicine at UCSF and a primary care physician at the Richard H. Fine People's Clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, recently spoke with ACP Hospitalist about how hospitals and physicians can better support caregivers of patients with limited English proficiency.




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November 2019

Nynikka Palmer, PhD, MPH


CADC Scholar joins UCSF School of Medicine Inaugural Class of Dean’s Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholars.




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January 2019

Kara Odom Walker, MD Elected to the National Academy of Medicine


Congratulations to CADC Scholar Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS on her election to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.


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January 2019

CADC Faculty, Julene Johnson PhD

and colleagues published results from the Community of Voices study.

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November 2018

CADC Renewal Announcement

National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a fifth consecutive five-year P30 grant to fund the UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities.

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September 2018


Drs. Anita Stewart and Anna Napoles

Published a new article entitled "Transcreation: an implementation science framework for community-engaged behavioral interventions to reduce health disparities."

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September 2018

Dr. Jason Flatt

Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH

CADC Scholar, and his colleagues Drs. Greene, Dubbin, and Deutsch have been awarded a $75,000 Team Science RAP Grant on The Role of Affordable LGBTQ Age-Friendly Housing on the Health of LGBTQ Older Adults.

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Maria Chao, DrPH, MPA

Associate Professor and CADC pilot study recipient, was awarded a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Her project, entitled “Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Relieve Pain and Symptom Distress among Diverse Hospitalized Cancer Patients,” will investigate best approaches to combining medications and non-drug treatments to improve pain management for diverse cancer patients

Dr. Nynikka Palmer

Nynikka Palmer, DrPH

Assistant Professor and CADC pilot study recipient, will receive a KO1 Career Development Award from the National Cancer Institute. Her project, entitled “Constructing a Relational Bridge to Achieve High-Quality Prostate Cancer Care for African Americans,” will investigate the potential of grounding a peer navigation intervention in the relational concept of African American brotherhood to address disparities among African American men with prostate cancer.


Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mayeda

Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar and CADC pilot study recipient, has accepted a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health starting in January 2018.