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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, Muser Mentor, 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. Giusto, A; Jack, HE; Magidson, JF; Ayuku, D; Johnson, SL; Lovero, KL; Hankerson, SH; Sweetland, AC; Myers, B; Fortunato dos Santos, P; Puffer, ES; Wainberg, ML, Global Is Local: Leveraging Global Mental-Health Methods to Promote Equity and Address Disparities in the United States, Clinical Psychological Science : a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science (January, 2023), pp. 216770262211257-216770262211257, SAGE Publications [doi[abs].
  2. Zewdie, HY; Whetten, K; Dubie, ME; Kenea, B; Bekele, T; Temesgen, C; Molla, W; Puffer, ES; Ostermann, J; Hobbie, AM; Gray, CL, The association between urban greenspace and psychological health among young adults in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia., Environmental Research, vol. 215 no. Pt 1 (December, 2022), pp. 114258 [doi[abs].
  3. Giusto, A; Friis-Healy, EA; Kaiser, BN; Ayuku, D; Rono, W; Puffer, ES, Mechanisms of change for a family intervention in Kenya: An Integrated Clinical and Implementation Mapping approach., Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 159 (December, 2022), pp. 104219 [doi[abs].
  4. Johnson, SL; Rieder, A; Green, EP; Finnegan, A; Chase, RM; Zayzay, J; Puffer, ES, 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) (November, 2022) [doi[abs].
  5. Venturo-Conerly, KE; Wasil, AR; Osborn, TL; Puffer, ES; Weisz, JR; Wasanga, CM, 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, vol. 61 no. 9 (September, 2022), pp. 1074-1077 [doi[abs].

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