Women receive new shows via Conmigos ProjectThom McKenzie Banner
Core Investigator, Dr. Hala Madanat Hala Madanat Appointed Vice President for Research & Innovation
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Conmigo Project
SDSU and YMCA are helping Latina mothers and daughters build stronger bonds. Click image for full article.
Petrona Gregorio-Pascual, IBACH Doctoral Student wins SBM Award
SDSU Health Behavior Doctoral Student, Petrona Gregorio-Pascual, of IBACH is recognized by the Society of Behavioral Medicine for her theoretical research on sugary beverage consumption. Please click on the image for details of her award.
Partnership Scholars Program
On August 8, the 2017 Partnership Scholars presented their summer research projects at a poster session. The Partnership Scholars Program is a 10-week summer internship with the possibility of a year-long mentoring program. Scholars are matched with faculty mentors at UCSD and SDSU conducting basic, behavioral, or public health research. They attend weekly seminars led by UCSD and SDSU faculty about cancer biology, cancer disparities, research ethics and career development. Of the 15 SDSU and 2 UCSD students, the majority are continuing their research during the 2017-2018 academic year.
San Diego State Emeritus Professor to Receive Highest Award from SHAPE America
Thomas L. McKenzie, emeritus professor of exercise and nutritional sciences, San Diego State University, will receive the highest award given by SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators

Welcome to the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health (IBACH)

IBACH is a non-profit research institute under the auspices of San Diego State University Research Foundation in San Diego, California. It is home to an active group of researchers, research professionals and trainees working alongside organizational partners to improve the quality of life of all residents. Several research centers are affiliated with IBACH including the Center for Research on Sexuality and Sexual Health (SASH), the SDSU-UCSD Cancer Partnership, and the SDSU HealthLINK Center.

Our Mission
Our mission is to build the evidence-base of modifiable determinants of health disparities, and in collaboration with our partners, develop evidence-based interventions to address these determinants to improve health and quality of life. We use these opportunities to train the next generation of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.