March 24, 2015


Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Green, E. P., Chase, R. M., Zayzay, J. O., Finnegan, A., & Puffer, E. S. (2018). The impact of the 2014 ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia on parent preferences for harsh discipline practices: A quasi-experimental, pre-post design. Global Mental Health, 5, e1.
  2. Giusto, A. & Puffer, E. S. (2018). A systematic review of interventions targeting men’s alcohol use and family relationships in low- and middle-income countries. Global Mental Health, 5, e10.
  3. Healy, E. A., Kaiser, B. K., & Puffer, E. S. (2018). Family-Based Youth Mental Health Interventions Delivered by Non-Specialist Providers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review. Family, Systems, and Health, 36(2), 182-197.
  4. Murray, L. K., Hall, B., Dorsey, S., Ugeuto, A., Puffer, E. S., Sim, A., Ismael, A., Bass, J., Akiba, C., Lucid, L., Harrison, J., Erikson, A., & Bolton, P. A. (2018). An open trial of a common elements approach for youth in Somali refugee camps. Global Mental Health, 5, e16.
  5. Giusto, A., Friis, E., Sim, A. L., Chase, R. M., Zayzay, J. O., Green, E. P., & Puffer, E. S. (2017). A qualitative study of mechanisms underlying effects of a parenting intervention in rural Liberia. European Journal of Development Research, 29(5), 964–982.
  6. Goodman, M. Puffer, E. S., Keiser, P. H., & Gitari, S. (2017). Suicide clusters among Kenyan men. Journal of Health Psychology. Nov 1, doi:10.1177/1359105317743803.
  7. Giusto, A., Green, E. P., Puffer, E. S. (2017). Associations between fathers’ and sons’ sexual risk in rural Kenya: The potential for intergenerational transmission. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(2), 219-225.
  8. Puffer, E. S., Annan, J., Sim, A. L., Salhi, C. & Betancourt, T. S. (2017). The Impact of a Family Skills Training Intervention Among Burmese Migrant Families in Thailand: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PloS one, 12(3): e0172611.
  9. Wachter, K., Horn, R., Friis, E., Falb, K., Ward, L., Apio, C., … & Puffer, E. S. (2017). Drivers of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Three Refugee Camps. Violence Against Women, 1-21, 1077801216689163.
  10. Green, E. P., Warren, V. R., Broverman, S., Ogwang, B., & Puffer, E. S. (2016). Participatory mapping in low-resource settings: Three novel methods used to engage Kenyan youth and other community members in community-based HIV prevention research. Global public health, 11(5-6), 583-599.
  11. Annan, J., Sim, A., Puffer, E. S., Salhi, C., & Betancourt, T. S. (2016). 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, 1-11.
  12. Puffer, E. S., Green, E. P., Sikkema, K. J., Broverman, S. A., Ogwang-Odhiambo, R., & Pian, J. (2016). 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, 511.
  13. Puffer, E. S., Green, E. P., Chase, R. M., Sim, A. L., Zayzay, J., Friis, E., Garcia-Rolland, E., & Boone, L. (2015). Parents Make the Difference: A randomized controlled trial of a parenting intervention in Liberia. Global Mental Health, 2, e15.
  14. Horn, R., Puffer, E. S., Roesch, E., & Lehmann, H. (2015). ‘I don’t need an eye for an eye, I just want the beating to stop’: Responses to intimate partner violence by women in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Global Public Health, 11, 108-121.
  15. Schatz, J., Schlenz, A., McClellan, C. B., Puffer, E. S., Hardy, S., Pfeiffer, M., & Roberts, C. W. (2014). Changes in coping, pain and activity following cognitive-behavioral training: A randomized clinical trial for pediatric sickle cell disease using smartphones. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 31, 536-547.
  16. Puffer, E. S., Schatz, J. C., & Roberts, C. W. (2014). Association between somatic growth trajectory and cognitive functioning in young children with sickle cell disease. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(8), 1620-1629.
  17. Matthews, E. J.*, Puffer, E. S., Meade, C. S., & Broverman, S. A. (2014). Implementation of a school-based HIV prevention program in rural Kenya after national dissemination. East African Medical Journal, 91, 152-160.
  18. Horn, R., Puffer, E. S., Roesch, E., & Lehmann, H. (2014). Women’s perceptions of effects of war on intimate partner violence and gender roles in two post-conflict West African countries: Consequences and unexpected opportunities. Conflict and Health, 8, 12, 1-13.
  19. Hall, B. J., Puffer, E. S., Murray, L. K., Ismael, A., Bass, J. K., Sim, A., & Bolton, P. A. (2014). The importance of establishing reliability and validity of assessment instruments for mental health problems: An example from Somali children and adolescents living in three refugee camps in Ethiopia. Psychological Injury and Law, 7, 153-164.
  20. Horn, R., Puffer, E. S., Roesch, E., & Lehmann, H. (2014). Women’s perceptions of effects of war on intimate partner violence and gender roles in two post-conflict West African countries: Consequences and unexpected opportunities. Conflict and Health, 8, 12, 1-13.
  21. Boateng, L. A., Allen, T., Bonner, M., Thornburg, C. D., & Puffer, E. S. (2013). Adherence to secondary stroke prevention in children with sickle cell anemia: Family and child perspectives. Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion, 4, 148.
  22. Meyer, S., Murray, L. K., Puffer, E. S., Larsen, J., & Bolton, P. (2013). The nature and impact of chronic stressors on refugee children in Ban Mai Nai Soi camp, Thailand. Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 8, 1027-1047.
  23. Puffer, E. S., Pian, J., Sikkema, K. J., Ogwang-Odhiambo, R. A., & Broverman, S. A. (2013). Developing a family-based HIV prevention intervention in rural Kenya: Challenges in conducting community based participatory research. The Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 8, 119-128.
  24. Schlenz, A. M., McClellan, C. B., Mark, T. R., McKelvy, A., Puffer, E. S., Roberts, C. W., Sweitzer, S. M., & Schatz, J. (2012). Sensitization to acute procedural pain in pediatric sickle cell disease: Modulation by painful vaso-occlusive episodes, age, and endothelin-1. The Journal of Pain, 13, 656-65. PMCID: PMC3389141
  25. Puffer, E. S., Drabkin, A., Stashko, A., Broverman, S. A., Ogwang-Odhiambo, R., & Sikkema, K. J. (2012). Orphan status, HIV risk behavior, and mental health among adolescents in rural Kenya. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 868-878. PMCID: PMC3437686
  26. (8) Puffer, E. S., Watt, M., Sikkema, K. J., Ogwang-Odhiambo, R. A., & Broverman, S. A. (2012). The protective role of religious coping in adolescents’ responses to poverty and sexual decision-making in rural Kenya: a brief report. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22, 1-7. PMCID: PMC3325092
  27. Puffer, E. S., Skalski, L. & Meade, C. (2012). Changes in religious coping and relapse to drug use  among opioid-dependent patients following inpatient detoxification. Journal of Religion and Health, 51, 1226-1238. PMCID: PMC3590905
  28. Puffer, E. S., Kochman, A., Hansen, N., & Sikkema, K. J. (2011). An evidence-based coping intervention for women living with HIV and a history of childhood sexual abuse. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 61, 98-126. PMCID: PMC3569722
  29. Puffer, E. S., Meade, C., Drabkin, A., Broverman, S. A., Odhiambo, R. O., & Sikkema, K. J. (2011). Individual- and family-level psychosocial correlates of HIV risk behavior among youth in rural Kenya. AIDS and Behavior, 15, 1264-1274. PMCID: PMC3545696
  30. Miles, A., Proescholdbell, R. J., & Puffer, E. S. (2011). Explaining rural and non-rural disparities in physical health-related quality of life among clergy members. Quality of Life Research, 20, 807-815.
  31. Puffer, E. S., Schatz, J. C., & Roberts, C. W. (2010). Relationships between somatic growth and cognitive functioning in children with sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 892-904.
  32. Schatz, J. C., Puffer, E. S., Sanchez, C., Stancil, M., & Roberts, C. W. (2009). Language processing deficits in sickle cell disease in young school-age children. Developmental Neuropsychology, 34, 1–15.
  33. McClellan, C. B., Schatz, J. C., Mark, T. R. M., McKelvy, A., Puffer, E. S., Roberts, C. W., & Sweitzer, S. M. (2009). Criterion and convergent validity for 4 measures of pediatric pain in sickle cell disease. Clinical Journal of Pain, 25, 146-152. PMCID: PMC2744388
  34. McClellan, C. B., Schatz, J., Puffer, E. S., & Roberts, C. W. (2009). Use of handheld wireless  technology for a home-based sickle cell pain management protocol. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34, 564-573. PMCID: PMC2744388
  35. Schatz, J., McClellan, C. B., Puffer, E. S., Johnson, K., & Roberts, C. W. (2008). Neurodevelopmental screening in toddlers and early preschoolers with sickle cell disease. Journal of Child Neurology, 23, 44-50.
  36. Puffer, E. S., Schatz, J., & Roberts, C. W. (2007). The association of oral hydroxyurea therapy with improved cognitive functioning in sickle cell disease. Child Neuropsychology, 13, 142-154.

Book Chapters

  1. Puffer, E. S., MacFarlane, J., & Sikkema, K. J., (in press). Family Interventions. In: Hope, T., Richman, D., Stevenson, M. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of AIDS. Springer, New York.
  1. Edwards, C. L., Wilson, S., Puffer, E. S.(2014). Democratic Republic of Congo. In Andrew Scull (Ed.) Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness. Sage Publications, Inc.
  1. Bonner, M.J., Puffer, E.S. & Willard, V.W. (2010). Pediatric Hematology. In D. DeMaso & R. Shaw (Eds). Textbook of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine: Consultation on Physically Ill Children. (pp. 259-274) Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
  1. Schatz, J., & Puffer, E. S. (2006). Neuropsychological aspects of sickle cell disease. In Ron T. Brown (Ed.). Comprehensive Handbook of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease (pp. 449-470). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.