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Dr. Sheila Castañeda Leads Population Project for UCSD Women’s Cardiovascular Health Research Center
She will explore biopsychosocial and ecological correlates of Latina’s sedentary behavior.
SDSU/UCSD Partnership Scholars Program Now Accepting Internship Applications
The Center for Oral Health Named Finlayson First Recipient of Isman-Fine Oral Health Leadership Fellows Program
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.

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 Science, and College of Business Administration. 

Our Mission

IBACH’s mission is to build the evidence-base of behavioral, social, cultural and built environmental factors associated with health disparities, and methods for ameliorating these factors through innovative interventions. We work collaboratively with partners and their organizations, and use these opportunities to train the next generation of researchers and practitioners.