The National Cancer Institute recognizes Dr. Elva Arredondo for her commitment to mentorship. Congratulations!
This prestigious award named Dr. Arredondo a mentorship honoree at the Celebrating 21 Years of the CURE Program Recognition Ceremony in Bethesda, Maryland.
Congratulations Dr. John Elder for his receipt of the 2016-17 Senate Teaching Excellence Award!
This prestigious award is a testament to Dr. Elder's contribution to SDSU's mission, profound impact on public health researchers and practitioners, and outstanding dedication to student mentoring and teaching. The University Senate honored Dr. Elder at an award ceremony and lecture on Friday, April 21 at Scripps Cottage.
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.
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.
The Partnership In Pink participated in the 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and raised $3029.24! Thank you to all of our supporters!

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.