Eve S. Puffer, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Assistant Research Professor of Global Health and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Affiliate of Center for Child and Family Policy

Eve S. Puffer
Contact Info:
Office Location:  417 Chapel Drive, 250, Reuben-Cooke Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5734
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Teaching (Spring 2022):


Ph.D.University of South Carolina, Columbia2008
M.A.University of South Carolina, Columbia2005
B.S.Furman University2002

Clinical Psychology
Research Interests:

Dr. Puffer is a global mental health researcher and a licensed clinical psychologist. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating integrated community-based interventions to promote child mental health, improve family functioning, and prevent HIV risk behavior. Her work includes studies with families with young children through those with adolescents, as well as with couples. She has conducted much of this work in rural Kenya and is an investigator on multiple studies of child mental health, family well-being, and parenting interventions in Thailand, Ethiopia, Liberia, South Sudan, and Iraq. Among Dr. Puffer's primary collaborators are the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian organization, the Women's Institute for Secondary Education and Research in Kenya, and AMPATH, a consortium between North American medical schools and Moi University in Kenya.

Areas of Interest:

Global mental health
Child and family well-being
Community- and family-based interventions
HIV prevention

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Greene, MC; Kane, JC; Bolton, P; Murray, LK; Wainberg, ML; Yi, G; Sim, A; Puffer, E; Ismael, A; Hall, BJ (2021). Assessing trauma and related distress in refugee youth and their caregivers: should we be concerned about iatrogenic effects?. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 30(9), 1437-1447. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Giusto, A; Johnson, SL; Lovero, KL; Wainberg, ML; Rono, W; Ayuku, D; Puffer, ES (2021). Building community-based helping practices by training peer-father counselors: A novel intervention to reduce drinking and depressive symptoms among fathers through an expanded masculinity lens.. The International Journal on Drug Policy, 95, 103291. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Schmidt, CN; Puffer, ES; Broverman, S; Warren, V; Green, EP (2021). Is social-ecological risk associated with individual HIV risk beliefs and behaviours?: An analysis of Kenyan adolescents' local communities and activity spaces.. Global Public Health, 1-16. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Ives, LT; Stein, K; Rivera-Cancel, AM; Nicholas, JK; Caldwell, K; Datta, N; Mauro, C; Egger, H; Puffer, E; Zucker, NL (2021). Children's Beliefs about Pain: An Exploratory Analysis.. Children (Basel, Switzerland), 8(6). [doi]  [abs]
  5. Puffer, ES; Friis-Healy, EA; Giusto, A; Stafford, S; Ayuku, D (2021). Development and Implementation of a Family Therapy Intervention in Kenya: a Community-Embedded Lay Provider Model. Global Social Welfare, 8(1), 11-28. [doi]  [abs]