Eve S. Puffer

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina at Columbia 2008

  • M.A., University of South Carolina at Columbia 2005

  • B.S., Furman University 2002

Overview

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.

Expertise

Global mental health, community-based interventions, family functioning, HIV prevention, child mental health

Annan, J, Sim, A, Puffer, ES, Salhi, C, and Betancourt, TS. "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 : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research (November 17, 2016).

Puffer, ES, Schatz, JC, and Roberts, CW. "Association between somatic growth trajectory and cognitive functioning in young children with sickle cell disease." Journal of health psychology 21.8 (August 2016): 1620-1629. Full Text

Puffer, ES, Green, EP, Sikkema, KJ, Broverman, SA, Ogwang-Odhiambo, RA, and Pian, J. "A church-based intervention for families to promote mental health and prevent HIV among adolescents in rural Kenya: Results of a randomized trial." Journal of consulting and clinical psychology 84.6 (June 2016): 511-525. Full Text

Horn, R, Puffer, ES, Roesch, E, and Lehmann, H. "'I don't need an eye for an eye': Women's responses to intimate partner violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia." Global public health 11.1-2 (January 2016): 108-121. Full Text

Schatz, J, Schlenz, AM, McClellan, CB, Puffer, ES, Hardy, S, Pfeiffer, M, and Roberts, CW. "Changes in coping, pain, and activity after cognitive-behavioral training: a randomized clinical trial for pediatric sickle cell disease using smartphones." The Clinical journal of pain 31.6 (June 2015): 536-547. Full Text

Schatz, J, Schlenz, AM, McClellan, CB, Puffer, ES, Hardy, S, Pfeiffer, M, and Roberts, CW. "Changes in coping, pain, and activity after cognitive-behavioral training: A randomized clinical trial for pediatric sickle cell disease using smartphones." Clinical Journal of Pain 31.6 (January 1, 2015): 536-547. Full Text

Matthews, EJ, Puffer, ES, Meade, CS, and Broverman, SA. "IMPLEMENTATION OF A SCHOOL-BASED HIV PREVENTION CURRICULUM FOLLOWING NATIONAL DISSEMINATION IN NYANZA PROVINCE, KENYA." East African medical journal 91.5 (May 2014): 152-160.

Matthews, EJ, Puffer, ES, Meade, CS, and Broverman, SA. "IMPLEMENTATION OF A SCHOOL-BASED HIV PREVENTION CURRICULUM FOLLOWING NATIONAL DISSEMINATION IN NYANZA PROVINCE, KENYA." East African medical journal 91.5 (May 2014): 152-160.

Pages

Developing a Measure of Caregiver Readiness to Disclose HIV Serostatus awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Parents Make The Diffirence awarded by International Rescue Committee (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Private Violence, Public Concern of Intimate Partner Violence on Women and Girls awarded by International Rescue Committee (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2014

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