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.
The IBACH Team
June, 2015, 1 of 3
The IBACH Team
June, 2015, 2 of 3
The IBACH Team
June, 2015, 3 of 3
Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Award
IBACH received the institutional “Public Health Champion Award” on April 11th from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
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.


2015 SDSU Student Research Symposium

Posted on 04 Jun 2015
On March 7th,  over 400 students participated in SDSU’s 8th Annual Student Research Symposium (SRS), an event that highlights the research and creative endeavors of our students and their faculty mentors. We had 14 poster presentations and 1 oral presentation by TMP students. Among th

2015 SDSU Zahn Innovation Contest

Posted on 04 Jun 2015
A few of our IBACH colleagues participated in SDSU’s 2015 3rd Annual Zahn Challenge. The Zahn Challenge is a yearly competition hosted by the Zahn Innovation Center seeking the most promising ideas for new businesses from students, faculty and staff across SDSU. To learn more about th

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.