Dr. Buckingham has been working in the HIV/AIDS arena for more than 25 years. At the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, he developed one of the first comprehensive psychosocial programs for persons diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the country. He pioneered some of the first work on HIV-associated dementia, publishing on the topic and later being asked by the American Psychiatric Association to participate as a Work Group Advisor, specifically on the Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders Group for the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM-IV).
Dr. Buckingham served as the Director of Psychosocial Services for seven years at Pacific Oaks Medical Group in Los Angeles, which was the largest comprehensive HIV medical practice in the United States. In 1994, Dr. Buckingham was appointed Director of the Mental Health Department at AIDS Project Los Angeles where he developed community based partnerships with universities and community service providers.
Dr. Buckingham was named the 2005 Distinguished Alumni Fellow at the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work. His dissertation and present research specialization is in HIV/AIDS and Neuropsychiatric Complications. He is also a consulting editor for the Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services.
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