Solid Organ Transplant


SIG Mission

The Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) SIG is for members of SPP who have shared interests in pediatric end stage organ disease and solid organ transplantation.  These interests include clinical work, research, and program development, and encompass heart, liver, kidney, lung, multivisceral, and other solid organ transplants.


SIG Goals

  • Promote evidence-based care and sharing of novel treatment approaches among pediatric psychologists working with pediatric transplant populations.
  • Disseminate relevant evidence-based resources, including presentations, peer-reviewed publications, reports, resources and tools.
  • Encourage and mentor students, trainees and early career professionals to be the next generation of leaders in the pediatric psychology field.
  • Educate clinical professionals about the psychosocial issues which may affect the child or family along the transplant journey.
  • Encourage multidisciplinary collaboration among professionals serving children, adolescents, and young adults with end stage organ disease and solid organ transplants.



Lauren Schneider, PsyD (Co-chair)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University

Elizabeth Christofferson, PhD (Co-chair)
Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Kara West, PhD (Student Chair)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Solid Organ Transplant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


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.


Sample Research Articles

  • Duncan-Park, S., Danziger-Isakov, L., Armstrong, B., Williams, N., Odim, J., Shemesh, E., ... & Annunziato, R. (2022). Posttraumatic stress and medication adherence in pediatric transplant recipients. American Journal of Transplantation, 22(3), 937-946.