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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.

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. Greene, MC; Kane, JC; Bolton, P; Murray, LK; Wainberg, ML; Yi, G; Sim, A; Puffer, E; Ismael, A; Hall, BJ, Assessing trauma and related distress in refugee youth and their caregivers: should we be concerned about iatrogenic effects?, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 30 no. 9 (September, 2021), pp. 1437-1447 [doi[abs].
  2. Giusto, A; Johnson, SL; Lovero, KL; Wainberg, ML; Rono, W; Ayuku, D; Puffer, ES, 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, vol. 95 (September, 2021), pp. 103291 [doi[abs].
  3. Schmidt, CN; Puffer, ES; Broverman, S; Warren, V; Green, EP, 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 (July, 2021), pp. 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, Children's Beliefs about Pain: An Exploratory Analysis., Children (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 8 no. 6 (May, 2021) [doi[abs].
  5. Puffer, ES; Friis-Healy, EA; Giusto, A; Stafford, S; Ayuku, D, Development and Implementation of a Family Therapy Intervention in Kenya: a Community-Embedded Lay Provider Model, Global Social Welfare, vol. 8 no. 1 (March, 2021), pp. 11-28 [doi[abs].

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