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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, 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. Watson, LK; Kaiser, BN; Giusto, AM; Ayuku, D; Puffer, ES, Validating mental health assessment in Kenya using an innovative gold standard., International Journal of Psychology : Journal International De Psychologie (June, 2019) [doi[abs].
  2. Giusto, A; Kaiser, BN; Ayuku, D; Puffer, ES, A Direct Observational Measure of Family Functioning for a Low-Resource Setting: Adaptation and Feasibility in a Kenyan Sample., Behavior Therapy, vol. 50 no. 2 (March, 2019), pp. 459-473, Elsevier BV [doi[abs].
  3. Green, EP; Cho, H; Gallis, J; Puffer, ES, 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, vol. 60 no. 1 (January, 2019), pp. 54-62 [doi[abs].
  4. Puffer, ES; Friis-Healy, EA; Giusto, A; Stafford, S; Ayuku, D, Development and Implementation of a Family Therapy Intervention in Kenya: a Community-Embedded Lay Provider Model, Global Social Welfare (January, 2019) [doi[abs].
  5. Finnegan, A; Langhaug, L; Schenk, K; Puffer, ES; Rusakaniko, S; Choi, Y; Mahaso, S; Green, EP, The prevalence and process of pediatric HIV disclosure: A population-based prospective cohort study in Zimbabwe., Plos One, vol. 14 no. 5 (January, 2019), pp. e0215659 [doi[abs].

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