Dr. Heather Corliss: A "Portrait of Courage"
In his story, Michel Price writes about Dr. Corliss' work to "make the world of public health a more equitable place for all." Her story is the first of four “Portraits of Courage,” a series featuring courageous Aztecs who fight to make the world a better place for themselves, their families and their communities. The stories also appear in the fall 2016 issue of 360: The Magazine of San Diego State University.
Something Great is Happening at SDSU
Mark your calendar for October 25th. We're creating a GREAT future for SDSU. Be a part of the process by participating in The Great Give - SDSU's first-ever day of giving. Visit sdsugreatgive.org today!
Congratulations Lilian Perez for her Research Fellowship Grant award from the NIH National Cancer Institute!
IBACH's trainee and student in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, Lilian Perez, was awarded a Research Fellowship Grant from the NIH National Cancer Institute. This award will help fund Lilian's dissertation entitled Ecological Analyses of Physical Activity Correlates.
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.
The Center for Oral Health Named Finlayson First Recipient of Isman-Fine Oral Health Leadership Fellows Program
The San Diego State University/UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Partnership Scholars program will be accepting applications in Spring 2017

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.