SPPAC 2021 Plenary Speakers


vSPPAC will feature exciting educational and networking opportunities. We are delighted to announce three world-class plenary addresses from leaders who will inform and challenge our attendees. 


Dr. Rosie Davis

Dr. Rosie Davis is a leader in the American Psychological Association having served as President in 2019. She used her office to found the deep poverty initiative. The deep poverty initiative leverages psychological science and the public/private sectors to end deep poverty. This work is informed by her long-standing work in the Memphis community where she is also a professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Memphis.


Dr. Elaine Fox

Dr. Elaine Fox is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN) at the University of Oxford. Her research considers the science of emotion and what makes some people more resilient than others.


Dr. Rebecca Puhl

Dr. Rebecca Puhl is Deputy Director for the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity and Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at UConn. Dr. Puhl is responsible for identifying and coordinating research and policy efforts aimed at reducing weight bias.


The Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54 of the American Psychological Association) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society of Pediatric Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.