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Eve S. Puffer, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

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 2023):

  • Glhlth 363.01, Fund. of global mental health Synopsis
    Reuben-coo 126, MW 03:30 PM-04:45 PM
  • Psy 436s.01, Child clinical interventions Synopsis
    Social sciences 105, W 10:15 AM-12:45 PM

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. Zewdie, HY; Whetten, K; Dubie, ME; Kenea, B; Bekele, T; Temesgen, C; Molla, W; Puffer, ES; Ostermann, J; Hobbie, AM; Gray, CL (2022). The association between urban greenspace and psychological health among young adults in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.. Environmental Research, 215(Pt 1), 114258. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Giusto, A; Friis-Healy, EA; Kaiser, BN; Ayuku, D; Rono, W; Puffer, ES (2022). Mechanisms of change for a family intervention in Kenya: An Integrated Clinical and Implementation Mapping approach.. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 159, 104219. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Johnson, SL; Rieder, A; Green, EP; Finnegan, A; Chase, RM; Zayzay, J; Puffer, ES (2022). Parenting in a conflict-affected setting: Discipline practices, parent-child interactions, and parenting stress in Liberia.. Journal of Family Psychology : Jfp : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43). [doi]  [abs]
  4. Venturo-Conerly, KE; Wasil, AR; Osborn, TL; Puffer, ES; Weisz, JR; Wasanga, CM (2022). Designing Culturally and Contextually Sensitive Protocols for Suicide Risk in Global Mental Health: Lessons From Research With Adolescents in Kenya.. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 61(9), 1074-1077. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Puffer, ES; Ayuku, D (2022). A Community-Embedded Implementation Model for Mental-Health Interventions: Reaching the Hardest to Reach.. Perspectives on Psychological Science : a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science, 17(5), 1276-1290. [doi]  [abs]

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