Alameda AIDS Research Coalition (AARC)

The Alameda AIDS Research Coalition is a consortium of health sciences investigators at UCSF (academic researchers), community-based organizations that serve the African American community (CBO researchers), and community members (community researchers) to answer significant scientific STI/HIV research questions.


About AARC – History and AIMS




Current Research – A list of current research projects by AARC members in Alameda County, CA.

- for a full PDF of current research click here


Resources – A list of resources to assist research collaboration between researchers and CBOs.


The principal investigators for the African American Research Coalition are:

Academic: Dr. Marguerita Lightfoot (UCSF CAPS)

Community: Cynthia Carey-Grant (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Disease – W.O.R.L.D)

For more information or to get involved please contact Byron Mason (

Last modified: May 27, 2015