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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, Soc/Psych Building, Office 235, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5734
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Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • Glhlth 363.01, Fund. of global mental health Synopsis
    Soc/psych 126, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Ph.D.University of South Carolina at Columbia2008
M.A.University of South Carolina at 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. Patel, P; Kaiser, BN; Meade, CS; Giusto, A; Ayuku, D; Puffer, E (2019). Problematic alcohol use among fathers in Kenya: Poverty, people, and practices as barriers and facilitators to help acceptance.. Int J Drug Policy, 75, 102576. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Watson, LK; Kaiser, BN; Giusto, AM; Ayuku, D; Puffer, ES (2019). Validating mental health assessment in Kenya using an innovative gold standard.. International Journal of Psychology : Journal International De Psychologie. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Giusto, A; Kaiser, BN; Ayuku, D; Puffer, ES (2019). A Direct Observational Measure of Family Functioning for a Low-Resource Setting: Adaptation and Feasibility in a Kenyan Sample.. Behavior Therapy, 50(2), 459-473. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Green, EP; Cho, H; Gallis, J; Puffer, ES (2019). The impact of school support on depression among adolescent orphans: a cluster-randomized trial in Kenya.. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, 60(1), 54-62. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Puffer, ES; Friis-Healy, EA; Giusto, A; Stafford, S; Ayuku, D (2019). Development and Implementation of a Family Therapy Intervention in Kenya: a Community-Embedded Lay Provider Model. Global Social Welfare. [doi]  [abs]

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