Candidate Statements

Candidates for treasurer

Read statements from Lisa Buckloh, PhD, and T. David Elkin, PhD.

Lisa Buckloh, PhD

Lisa Buckloh, PhDLisa Buckloh is a clinical research psychologist at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and an assistant professor of psychology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She is also chief of the Child Psychology Section at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Buckloh completed her pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellowship at Nemours and has been on faculty as a licensed psychologist and researcher since 2000. She obtained her PhD in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas and completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Florida Health Science Center.

Buckloh’s research interests are in psychological interventions with youth with types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity. Through her work with young diabetics, the governor appointed her a member of the Florida Diabetes Advisory Council. She is a principal investigator on an NIH-funded pilot study and has been co-investigator on several NIH and American Diabetes Association grant-funded projects. Her clinical interests include adjustment and adherence issues in childhood chronic illness, encopresis, and internalizing behavioral problems in youth.

Buckloh was SPP’s first student representative, serving from 1994 to 1996. She created many activities for the student representative position, including the student column in Progress Notes, the SPP Student Advisory Board, and student programming at the APA Convention and regional conferences. She served as an SPP Advisory Board member from 1996 to 1998. Currently, Buckloh is a mentor for the SPP mentoring program. She is a reviewer for many professional journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Candidate statement

I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for SPP treasurer. My experiences as a clinician and researcher have given me insight into the issues facing our field in both of these areas. I am motivated, organized, and creative about generating ideas and obtaining solutions. I bring attention to detail and fiscal responsibility. In addition, I have had experience in serving as treasurer for a young professional board of a local art museum.

If elected, I would continue to lead us on the path that SPP has been taking to maintain internal fiscal responsibility and increase external funding. This combination has put SPP in strong financial shape to be able to give back to members and students through conference and award sponsorships and other initiatives. I am excited about the opportunity to be involved again in the SPP Executive Committee.

T. David Elkin, PhD

T. David Elkin, PhDDavid Elkin is professor of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and director of the Psychology Residency and Postdoctoral Training Consortium. He received his PhD from the University of Memphis, after completing his internship training in pediatric psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He stayed at Oklahoma for a postdoctoral fellowship, focusing on pediatric hematology/ oncology. He has been on the faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center since 1999.

Elkin has been an active SPP member since its inception and has served as an associate editor of Progress Notes and as Div. 54’s 2004 APA Convention Program Committee chair.

Elkin’s research interests have focused on children with cancer and brain tumors, and recently he is working more in the area of sickle cell disease. He is the recipient of NIH and foundation funding, and enjoys serving as chair of the IRB at his medical center.

Candidate statement

I am honored to be nominated again as treasurer for the Society of Pediatric Psychology. SPP has been my home for many years now, and I am excited about the opportunity to give back to the group that has given so much to me.

As treasurer, I have focused on two main issues: internal fiscal responsibility and external fundraising. During my term as treasurer, the SPP Board made wise decisions that have kept us from being significantly affected by the recession. In short, we are growing and are well-positioned to grow even more; we have moved from a $250,000 organization to an $800,000 organization.

External fundraising continues to be a priority. I wish to continue to tap outside resources in order to keep SPP strong. I am excited at the opportunity to serve again as treasurer.