Diabetes Special Interest Group


The Diabetes Special Interest Group promotes the use of evidenced-based approaches to assess and treat the biopsychosocial factors associated with morbidity in diabetes.

Our specific goals are to:

  1. Increase collaborative opportunities between pediatric psychologists who conduct research and provide clinical care to pediatric patients with diabetes and their families.
  2. Promote an integrated team approach to the medical management of pediatric patients with diabetes and their families.
  3. Provide assessment and treatment resources to researchers and clinicians who work with pediatric patients with diabetes and their families.
  4. Train and mentor new diabetes-focused researchers and clinicians using scientific approaches to the medical and psychological management of diabetes.


Our membership includes a diverse group of Division 54 members. These individuals include trainees, faculty members, and hospital/clinic-based practitioners. Interested in joining the D-SIG? Please contact Karen Roberts, SPP Admin, who will verify your SPP membership and pass your information to the SIG leadership.


Chair: Amy Hughes-Lansing, PhD
Co-Chair: Jenna Shapiro, PhD
Communications Chair:  Samantha Carreon, PhD
MAL: Sahar Eshtehardi, MS
MAL: Christina Nicolais, PhD
MAL: Alexandra Monzon, MA
Dissemination Chair: Jaclyn Papadakis, PhD
Dissemination Co-chair: Amy Noser, PhD
Online and Advocacy Chair: Sobha Fritz, PhD
Online and Advocacy Co-Chair: Christina Nicolais, PhD


More information

Please check out our SIG webpage at: https://sppdiabetes.weebly.com/ 

Past Newsletters:
Winter 2020
Fall 2018
Fall 2015
Spring 2015
Fall 2014

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