SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Comprehensive Partnership awarded new funding
Dr. Arredondo, in partnership with Dr. Sussman and colleagues at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, received a $13 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, through the National Institutes of Health, to reduce cancer disparities among Latinos in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
2015 Trainee Champion of Diversity Award
This year’s Champion of Diversity award is issued to Jessica McCurley for her significant contributions to diversity through her research and community involvement.
HCHS/SOL Data Book and Booklet now available
Gregory Talavera, M.D., is the principal investigator for the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Field Center in San Diego.


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. IBACH is home to an active group of researchers representing a variety of disciplines, many of who are faculty with San Diego State University, including the College of Health and Human Services, College of Science, and College of Business Administration. IBACH includes the South Bay Latino Research Center, directed by Dr. Greg Talavera, which includes the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos and its numerous ancillary studies.

Our Mission

IBACH’s mission is to develop evidence-based interventions to ameliorate social, cultural, and environmental factors associated with health disparities. We work collaboratively with partners and their organizations, and use these opportunities to train the next generation of researchers and practitioners.