The Integrative Behavioral Health Research Institute (IBHRI) is an independent non-profit research institution based in Pasadena, California.

IBHRI consists of researchers, practitioners, advocates, and community members interested in collaboration to improve mental health and well-being. Scholars are invited to bring their research ideas to fruition at IBHRI, or collaborate on research projects that investigate behavioral health and social science issues. We share our research with the community upholding the belief that knowledge should be widely accessible to all.

Our Mission

Improve health equity and well-being for underserved populations by engaging in information sharing, multidisciplinary collaboration, and behavioral health research.


We envision a community of researchers, clinical practitioners, and public and social services professionals that work together to solve complex behavioral health and social issues. Driven by our goal to eliminate health disparities for underserved populations, we bring together the expertise of individuals from multiple fields. We are determined to put to rest persisting deficit models that are adversely used to understand social, health, and mental health issues. We use strength-based frameworks that consider individuals within systems and approaches that enhance sustainability, long-term competencies, and resilience.


  • Collaboration

  • Education

  • Equity

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches


IBHRI Corporate Bylaws

Get a copy of the Corporate Bylaws here.

We are “integrative” in that we are tending toward and promoting integration, an integrative approach, to the delivery of health care and social services to individuals.
— Josh Matacotta, Psy.D., CAHIMS