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, students, and professionals working together to improve the quality of life of all residents, and several research centers, including the Center for Research on Sexuality and Sexual Health (SASH), and the South Bay Latino Research Center (SBLRC). IBACH’s reputable group of researchers has over 30 years of grant funding success, and is part of a vast collaborative network who represent a variety of disciplines, and many of who are faculty with San Diego State University; including the College of Health and Human Services, College of Sciences, and the Fowler College of Business.
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.