Sherryl A. Broverman, Associate Professor of the Practice  

Sherryl A. Broverman

How inclusion of civic issues, international connections, and social engagement alters the cognitive and affective responses of non- major science students to science education. How course design impacts the demographics (gender, race, etc) of student enrollment in elective science courses. Developing international science courses. The factors that impact educational outcomes for girls in rural Kenya. The impact of sustainable school gardens on anthropomorphic and cognitive outcomes in primary school children in Western Kenya.

Education:
Ph.D., Indiana University at Indianapolis, 1990
B.A., Cornell University, 1984

Office Location: 307B Biological Sciences Building
Office Phone: (919) 668-0228
Email Address: sbrover@duke.edu
Web Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zwcbUsZ73g
Additional Web Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLZ-8Kh6_n8

Specialties:
Genetics
Evolution

Research Categories: science literacy for non-majors; science education reform; the interaction of gender, education and global health

Current projects: Developing international research service learning in the sciences., How the inclusion of global challenges impacts learning in the sciences., Challenges to improving gender parity in education in Western Kenya.

Research Description: How inclusion of civic issues, international connections, and social engagement alters the cognitive and affective responses of non- major science students to science education. How course design impacts the demographics (gender, race, etc) of student enrollment in elective science courses. Developing international science courses. The factors that impact educational outcomes for girls in rural Kenya. The impact of sustainable school gardens on anthropomorphic and cognitive outcomes in primary school children in Western Kenya.

Areas of Interest:
global health
HIV/AIDS
gender, education, and international development
science literacy

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Puffer, ES; Green, EP; Sikkema, KJ; Broverman, SA; Ogwang-Odhiambo, RA; Pian, J, A church-based intervention for families to promote mental health and prevent HIV among adolescents in rural Kenya: Results of a randomized trial., Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, vol. 84 no. 6 (June, 2016), pp. 511-525 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Green, EP; Warren, VR; Broverman, S; Ogwang, B; Puffer, ES, Participatory mapping in low-resource settings: Three novel methods used to engage Kenyan youth and other community members in community-based HIV prevention research., Global Public Health, vol. 11 no. 5-6 (May, 2016), pp. 583-599 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Matthews, EJ; Puffer, ES; Meade, CS; Broverman, SA, IMPLEMENTATION OF A SCHOOL-BASED HIV PREVENTION CURRICULUM FOLLOWING NATIONAL DISSEMINATION IN NYANZA PROVINCE, KENYA., East African medical journal, vol. 91 no. 5 (May, 2014), pp. 152-160  [abs].
  4. Puffer, ES; Pian, J; Sikkema, KJ; Ogwang-Odhiambo, RA; Broverman, SA, Developing a family-based HIV prevention intervention in rural Kenya: challenges in conducting community-based participatory research., edited by Joan E. Sieber, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, vol. 8 no. 2 (April, 2013), pp. 119-128, University of California Press [23651936], [doi]  [abs].
  5. Matthews, E. J., Puffer, E. S., Meade, C. S, and Broverman, S. A, Implementation of a of a school-based HIV prevention program in rural Kenya after national dissemination., East African Medical Journal (Accepted, 2013)  [abs].

Curriculum Vitae