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Research Interests for Eve S. Puffer

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.

Keywords:
Adaptation, Psychological, Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Adult, Advisory Committees, Analgesics, Opioid, Caregivers, Child, Child Abuse, Sexual, Child and family well-being, Child mental health, Child, Orphaned, Children, Cognitive Therapy, Communication, Community Networks, Community- and family-based interventions, Community-Based Participatory Research, Community-Institutional Relations, Cooperative Behavior, Cross-Sectional Studies, Decision Making, Family, Female, Global mental health, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Promotion, Health Resources, HIV Infections, HIV prevention, HIV Seropositivity, Hospitalization, Humans, Kenya, Male, Mental Health, Metabolic Detoxication, Drug, Middle Aged, Parental Death, Power (Psychology), Preventive Health Services, Psychotherapy, Group, Questionnaires, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Recurrence, Refugees, Residence Characteristics, Risk Factors, Risk-Taking, Role, Rural Health, Rural Population, Self Efficacy, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Partners, Social Support, Socioeconomic Factors, Spirituality, Stress, Psychological, Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Substance-Related Disorders, Treatment Outcome, Women, Young Adult
Recent Publications   (search)
  1. Goodman, ML; Puffer, ES; Keiser, PH; Gitari, S, Suicide clusters among young Kenyan men., Journal of Health Psychology (November, 2017), pp. 1359105317743803 [doi[abs].
  2. Annan, J; Sim, A; Puffer, ES; Salhi, C; Betancourt, TS, Improving Mental Health Outcomes of Burmese Migrant and Displaced Children in Thailand: a Community-Based Randomized Controlled Trial of a Parenting and Family Skills Intervention., Prevention Science, vol. 18 no. 7 (October, 2017), pp. 793-803 [doi[abs].
  3. Giusto, AM; Green, EP; Puffer, ES, Associations Between Fathers' and Sons' Sexual Risk in Rural Kenya: The Potential for Intergenerational Transmission., Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 61 no. 2 (August, 2017), pp. 219-225 [doi[abs].
  4. Wachter, K; Horn, R; Friis, E; Falb, K; Ward, L; Apio, C; Wanjiku, S; Puffer, E, Drivers of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Three Refugee Camps, Violence Against Women (February, 2017), pp. 107780121668916-107780121668916 [doi].
  5. Puffer, ES; Annan, J; Sim, AL; Salhi, C; Betancourt, TS, The impact of a family skills training intervention among Burmese migrant families in Thailand: A randomized controlled trial., PloS one, vol. 12 no. 3 (January, 2017), pp. e0172611 [doi[abs].

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