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Eve S. Puffer, Pamela and Jack Egan Associate Professor

Eve S. Puffer
Contact Info:
Office Location:  417 Chapel Drive, 250, Reuben-Cooke Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5734
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Teaching (Fall 2023):

  • Glhlth 363.01, Fund. of global mental health Synopsis
    Reuben-coo 126, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • Psy 436s.01, Child clinical interventions Synopsis
    Reuben-coo 319, M 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

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. Kim, AW; Rieder, AD; Cooper-Vince, CE; Kakuhikire, B; Baguma, C; Satinsky, EN; Perkins, JM; Kiconco, A; Namara, EB; Rasmussen, JD; Ashaba, S; Bangsberg, DR; Tsai, AC; Puffer, ES (2023). Maternal adverse childhood experiences, child mental health, and the mediating effect of maternal depression: A cross-sectional, population-based study in rural, southwestern Uganda.. American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 182(1), 19-31. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Giusto, A; Vander Missen, MR; Kosgei, G; Njiriri, F; Puffer, E; Kamaru Kwobah, E; Barasa, J; Turissini, M; Rasmussen, J; Ott, M; Binayo, J; Rono, W; Jaguga, F (2023). Peer-delivered Problem-solving Therapy for Adolescent Mental Health in Kenya: Adaptation for Context and Training of Peer-counselors.. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 51(9), 1243-1256. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Kaiser, BN; Kaufman, J; Wall, JT; Healy, EAF; Ayuku, D; Aarons, GA; Puffer, ES (2023). Assessing ad-hoc adaptations' alignment with therapeutic goals: a qualitative study of lay counselor-delivered family therapy in Eldoret, Kenya.. Implement Sci Commun, 4(1), 105. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Joshi, D; Aschner, A; Atkinson, L; Halili-Sychangco, D; Duku, E; Puffer, ES; Rieder, A; Tonmyr, L; Gonzalez, A (2023). Predictors of harsh parenting practices and inter-partner conflict during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, Canada: a cross-sectional analysis from the Ontario Parent Survey.. Bmj Open, 13(8), e066840. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Johnson, SL; Rasmussen, JM; Mansoor, M; Ibrahim, H; Rono, W; Goel, P; Vissoci, JRN; Von Isenburg, M; Puffer, ES (2023). Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration in Adolescents and Young Adults in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review.. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 15248380231173428. [doi]  [abs]

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