The main objective of the INSPIRE early career network of the ISBM is to facilitate the development and promotion of research opportunities, mentoring and education for students and early career members who have an interest in behavioural medicine. The ISBM INSPIRE Chair is a 4-year term position.


Briony Hill (Chair)

Monash University, Australia

INSPIRE committee 2020-2024


Call for 2018 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award Applications

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award! 
This year, the award is sponsored by the Society for Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association (SfHP), the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM), the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), and the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). The purpose of the award is to facilitate a minimum of one week visit to an international laboratory or research group under the guidance of an identified international mentor. The proposed visit will be based on aims to pursue a specific research project or a specific program development project in the areas of health research, clinical behavioral health, or health promotion. The applicant will receive $3,000 USD to offset costs of travel and accommodations to visit the lab of an international mentor. Four awards will be competitively granted each year. Applicants can be trainees or early career professionals within 5 years of completing their terminal degree. 


Applications are due soon: May 1, 2018. Applicants will be notified via email by Health and Behavior International Collaborative Committee by June 1, 2018, regarding the outcome of their applications. For more information about the award and instructions for applying, please see the attached application or contact


Note: A representative of the HBIC Award will be available to answer questions about the current or anticipated HBIC award during the 2018 meetings of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and American Psychosomatic Society.  Please let us know at least two weeks in advance so we can make arrangements by emailing


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ISBM is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award!

Recipients list:

Samantha van Beurden, PhD student of Medical Studies at the University of Exeter Medical School in the UK will be traveling to the lab of Dr. Petra Staiger, PhD, at Deakin University in Australia to adapt a dietary impulse management intervention for use in problem drinkers (ISBM awardee).



Lydia Roos, PhD student of Health Psychology at the University of North Carolina in the USA, will be traveling to the lab of Dr Nicolas Rohleder, PhD, at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany to evaluate the role of emotion regulation strategies in acute stress reactivity using a repeated acute stress paradigm (SfHP awardee).



Patricia Moreno, PhD. Postdoctoral Trainee at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the USA, will be traveling to the lab of Dr. Manual Ortiz, PhD at Universidad de La Frontera in Chile to evaluate psychosocial factors and cardiometabolic dysregulation in adult Chilean cancer survivors (APS awardee).