Scientist Program

A primary goal of the CADC is to mentor early-career underrepresented researchers (CADC Scholars) to become successful scientists focused on understanding and reducing health disparities in minority aging populations.  CADC provides pilot study funding, mentoring, and comprehensive training in minority aging and health disparities research.  


CADC Scholars conduct pilot studies to investigate research questions among older African American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or sexual and gender minorities of any race/ethnicity. We provide training in research design, methods, and analysis, including methods for translating evidence-based interventions to reduce disparities.  Mentoring occurs both one-on-one and in groups and continues until a Scholar obtains a NIH R01, K, or equivalent award.


A list of current and former scholars is available under “About Us”