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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 250, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5734
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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. Giusto, A; Green, EP; Simmons, RA; Ayuku, D; Patel, P; Puffer, ES (2020). A multiple baseline study of a brief alcohol reduction and family engagement intervention for fathers in Kenya.. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88(8), 708-725. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Goodman, ML; Puffer, ES; Keiser, PH; Gitari, S (2020). Suicide clusters among young Kenyan men.. Journal of Health Psychology, 25(7), 1004-1013. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Watson, LK; Kaiser, BN; Giusto, AM; Ayuku, D; Puffer, ES (2020). Validating mental health assessment in Kenya using an innovative gold standard.. International Journal of Psychology : Journal International De Psychologie, 55(3), 425-434. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Kuerten, BG; Brotkin, S; Bonner, MJ; Ayuku, DO; Njuguna, F; Taylor, SM; Puffer, ES (2020). Psychosocial Burden of Childhood Sickle Cell Disease on Caregivers in Kenya.. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45(5), 561-572. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Langhaug, L; Finnegan, A; Schenk, K; Puffer, ES; Rusakaniko, S; Green, EP (2020). Caregiver self-efficacy to talk about sex predicts conversations about HIV transmission risk with perinatally infected young people in Zimbabwe.. Aids Care Psychological and Socio Medical Aspects of Aids/Hiv, 1-5. [doi]  [abs]

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