International Collaborative Studies Committee

The International Collaborative Studies Committee is responsible for the encouragement and stimulation of international/cross- cultural research projects in the area of behavioral medicine. This committee helps identify areas of prime interest to the field as well as possibilities for collaborative efforts with international research organizations. The ISBM International Collaborative Studies Committee is a 4-year term position.


Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi


The main objective of ISBM International Collaborative Studies Committee (ICSC) is to facilitate international collaborative studies within the field of behavioral medicine.

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International EIRA Network (EIRA = Evidence in Research and Action)

The EIRA network aims to bridge the gap between research evidence, practice and policy. EIRA´s main areas of work at the moment are public health and health promotion, but behavioral medicine is also covered. Please check the EIRA website to find out about current network partners, scheduled meetings and keep eye on the developments e.g. in the area of research resources.

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Peer for Progress
Peers for Progress is a global program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation to promote peer support in health care and health promotion. 
Its aims are to 1) expand the research base supporting peer support interventions, 2) facilitate knowledge exchange, sharing of program models and resources, and quality improvement approaches among organizations implementing peer support programs, and 3) work with regional and national collaborations to advance peer support toward full inclusion as a regular part of health care and prevention. 
With support from the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Peers for Progress has awarded 14 evaluation and demonstration grants examining peer support in diabetes management in 9 countries on 6 continents.  Among those associated with these grants are Guadalupe Ayala, Ph.D., M.P.H. - San Diego State University, USA; Linda Baumann, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN - University of Wisconsin, USA; and Brian Oldenburg, Ph.D. - Monash University, Australia. 
Those who would like to be included in the network of peer support programs and researchers should contact the Global Director of Peers for Progress, Ed Fisher, Ph.D. (

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Contact Information

Please send your proposals of international collaborative studies to the Committee chair at below e-mail address.  We also would appreciate your thoughts and opinions to improve the Committee activities.


The International Collaborative Studies Committee Chair

Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi

University Hospital Medical Information Networking Center, Japan