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 working together to solve complex, multidimensional issues. We provide researchers with opportunities to enhance collaboration on large-scale, interdisciplinary research projects. Independent researchers are invited to become affiliated with 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 location independence allows affiliated researchers to reside anywhere in the world. We currently have affiliated researchers located in the U.S., Canada, Cyprus, Greece, and Iran. Scientists and students from any discipline and any part of the world can join IBHRI. For more information, visit our “Work With Us” page.

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