We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2021 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award! This year, there are six awards, sponsored by the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM), the International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN), the Society for Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association (SfHP), the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), and the German Society of Behavioral Medicine (DGVM). 


The purpose of the award is to facilitate a collaboration between an early career researcher/professional and an international laboratory or research group under the guidance of an identified international mentor. In 2021, winners will receive $1,000 USD to offset costs of collaborative activities. Applicants can be trainees or early career researchers or professionals within 5 years of completing their terminal degree (career disruptions excluded). Please note that the format of this award has been modified in 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and international travel will not be permitted as part of the award activities.


Applications are due May 2, 2021. Applicants will be notified via email by the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award Committee regarding the outcome of their  applications in June 2021. 

For more information about the award and instructions for applying, please visit the HBIC website: https://www.ibtnetwork.org/home/training-initiatives/hbic-award-overview/


Enquiries can be directed to H.B.InternationalAward@gmail.com

The Contribution to Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award 2020 has been cancelled

INSPIRATIONS Newsletter 2019

Please find the INSPIRE newsletter "INSPIRATIONS" 2019 edition on the right.

INSPIRATIONS updates - August 2019.pdf
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INSPIRE webinar: "Behavioral principles to design and deliver effective health interventions. What Works?"

The INSPIRE network is pleased to invite you to attend a free 1 hour zoom webinar, "Behavioral principles to design and deliver effective health interventions. What Works?" delivered by Dr Ben Britton, PhD, Senior Clinical & Health Psychologist, Clinical Research Fellow (John Hunter Hospital & What Works in Health).


This webinar has specifically been designed for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers who have a role in designing, implementing and evaluating behavioral health interventions, and will provide an introduction to:

  • The reasons many behavior change interventions aren’t successful
  • Key principles underlying behavior change within individuals and organizations
  • How to incorporate these principles in health interventions
  • And how to design for sustainable behavior change

Two sessions will be run to cater for an international audience.

  • Tuesday 9 Feb 2021 – 1pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time - AEDT)
  • Tuesday 9 Feb 2021 – 9am (Greenwich Mean Time – GMT)


Register here: https://ww3.unipark.de/uc/inspirewebinar_registration/


For more information on the speaker and webinar, please click here. Participation is limited to the first 100 registrations.


Not an INSPIRE member yet? 

INSPIRE aims to facilitate the development and promotion of research opportunities and mentoring for students and early career researchers in behavioral medicine. To join the network and receive news on activities of INSPIRE, please follow this link: https://www.isbm.info/isbm-committees/inspire/join/


We look forward to seeing you at the webinar,

The INSPIRE Committee



Contribution to Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award Recipients 2019

 Congratulations to our Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award recipients. This year, we had five recipients:



Suzanne Tanya Nethan will visit Dr Tami-Maury at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre to contribute to a project based on assessing the use pattern of betel quid among Asian immigrants and Asian descents living in Texas



Thomas Kraynak will visit Professor Hugo Critchley at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School to adapt a standard psychological stress paradigm to experimentally manipulate cardiac viscerosensory signaling




Tess Langfield will visit Dr Philippe Gilchrist at the Macquarie University to investigate the impact of glassware design on drinking behaviours


Leslie Johnson will visit Professor Brian Oldenburg at the University of Melbourne to examine the prevalence and correlates of depression and anxiety among participants in the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program (K-DPP) and conduct a culturally-sensitive qualitative analysis identifying anxiety triggers related to diabetes care among adults with type-2 diabetes mellitus in India



Chloe Huelsnitz will visit Professor Urte Scholz at the University of Zurich to understand how to optimize social control to improve individual and dyadic health while also maintaining or improving relationship functioning

Contribution to International Collaboration Award Recipients 2018

 Congratulations to our Contribution to International Collaboration award recipients. This year, we had four recipients:


Freddie Rivera, who will use the award to help provide training to health personnel in Puerto Rican schools to help identify trauma-related symptoms in students and assist in referring them to appropriate evidence-based mental health services.


Joshua Wiley, PhD, who will travel to Arizona USA to work with Prof Weihs on adapting an emotion regulation in cancer intervention for online and remote delivery.


Jessica Latak, PhD, will be traveling to the lab of Dr Susan Ayers to qualitatively examine women’s psychological adaptation to pregnancy, and investigate associations with postnatal mental health.


Dabiana Brito Silva, PhD, MS, BSN, will be visiting A/Prof Fabio Benedetti to adapt and evaluate intervention materials from a lifestyle modification program delivered in community settings.

Contribution to International Collaboration Award Recipients 2017

 Congratulations to our Contribution to International Collaboration award recipients. This year, we had three recipients:




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).