Integrative Behavioral Health Research Institute



Interdisciplinary research and collaboration can help address the most complex problems facing our communities. One way to address the problem of health disparities is through research on social determinants of health. An effective collaborative approach uses scientists with diverse professional backgrounds. We draw on expertise from psychology, medicine, psychosocial medicine, health technology, education, economics, public policy, nutrition sciences, and social sciences.

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Join us as we learn from each other, identify ways to work together, and evaluate the benefits (and possible obstacles to overcome) in academic-community partnerships. Our annual conference (IBHRI:18) is scheduled to occur on  Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the California Endowment Center. [Read More]


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Biopsychosocial challenges of aging with HIV

HIV is considered a manageable chronic condition. Primary care clinicians, case managers, and researchers are evaluating the emerging implications of aging with HIV-infection. A synthesis of topics related to both the aging process and HIV reveals unique influences on disease prognosis. A close examination of trends and the impact on social, psychological, and medical well-being of persons aging with this disease is necessary. How do we reconcile successful aging with HIV?

health information seeking behavior differs by group

A number of benefits and challenges are presented with the proliferation of health information online. Potential benefits are patient engagement, improved patient-provider relationship and communication, and increased health literacy. Challenges may include managing information quality, access, and varied uses of online resources across groups. Is online health information seeking associated with better healthcare engagement? We focus on the potential for online health information to engage hard-to-reach populations, or those who fear discrimination and stigma within the healthcare setting.

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  Post-doctoral Fellowship Training Program

Post-doctoral Fellowship Training Program

American Cancer Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training Program in Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Survivorship Research

The American Cancer Society invites applications for post-doctoral research fellowships in cancer epidemiology, prevention and survivorship. Drawing on the expertise and mentorship of epidemiologists and behavioral scientists in the Society’s intramural research department, fellows will design a research program focused on identifying and/or clarifying associations of lifestyle, psychosocial, behavioral, genetic, and biologic factors with cancer incidence, mortality, survival or survivorship issues. Fellows will have access to rich research resources.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, behavioral science, psychology, biostatistics, genetics, or another relevant discipline.

For additional information, eligibility, and application, visit their Jobs Website. Screening of applications begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.


Conferences at the California Endowment Center

Addressing the Impact of Injury, Violence and Trauma on Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys of Color

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
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Addressing the Mental Health Impact of Injury, Violence and Trauma on Women and Girls of Color

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM PST
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California Endowment: 1000 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012



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Research Programs

Integrative medicine seeks to restore and maintain health and wellness across a person's lifespan by understanding a patient's unique circumstances and addressing the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that affects health. This is central to our work. Research at IBHRI is conducted within four programs: