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. 


Chair: Jenna Shapiro, PhD
Co-Chair: Paul Enlow, PhD
Communications Chair: Samantha Carreon, PhD
Dissemination Committee Chair: Amy Noser, PhD
Dissemination Committee Co-Chair: Ericka Rutledge, PhD
Online and Advocacy Chair: Sobha Fritz, PhD
Online and Advocacy Co-Chair: Christina Nicolais, PhD
Trainee Member-At-Large: Sahar Eshtehardi, MS
Trainee Member-At-Large: Karen Dimentstein, MPH
Trainee Member-At-Large: Ke Ding, MS

More information

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

Past Newsletters:
Spring 2021
Winter 2020
Fall 2018
Fall 2015
Spring 2015
Fall 2014

To Join

SPP invites members with a shared interest to consider joining one or more Special Interest Groups (SIGs) by logging into the Member Portal and going to "Join a SIG/RIG/Affinity Group" on the dropbox.