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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
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5734
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Teaching (Spring 2018):

  • Glhlth 363.01, Fund. of global mental health Synopsis
    Lsrc a247, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

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. Goodman, ML; Puffer, ES; Keiser, PH; Gitari, S (2017). Suicide clusters among young Kenyan men.. Journal of Health Psychology, 1359105317743803. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Annan, J; Sim, A; Puffer, ES; Salhi, C; Betancourt, TS (2017). Improving Mental Health Outcomes of Burmese Migrant and Displaced Children in Thailand: a Community-Based Randomized Controlled Trial of a Parenting and Family Skills Intervention.. Prevention Science, 18(7), 793-803. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Giusto, AM; Green, EP; Puffer, ES (2017). Associations Between Fathers' and Sons' Sexual Risk in Rural Kenya: The Potential for Intergenerational Transmission.. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(2), 219-225. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Puffer, ES; Annan, J; Sim, AL; Salhi, C; Betancourt, TS (2017). The impact of a family skills training intervention among Burmese migrant families in Thailand: A randomized controlled trial.. PloS one, 12(3), e0172611. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Puffer, ES; Schatz, JC; Roberts, CW (2016). Association between somatic growth trajectory and cognitive functioning in young children with sickle cell disease.. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(8), 1620-1629. [doi]  [abs]

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