Dr. Puffer is an Assistant Professor at Duke University in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Duke Global Health Institute. She is a clinical psychologist specializing in children and families. Dr. Puffer is a global mental health researcher studying the development and evaluation of family-based approaches for improving family functioning and child mental health outcomes. Within this, she focuses on integrating interventions into existing community structures and implementing task shifting approaches for providing prevention and care. Dr. Puffer is an investigator on multiple randomized trials of family and parenting-based interventions. She conducts much of this work in Kenya, as well as in conflict-affected settings, including Liberia and Thailand. Before joining Duke, Dr. Puffer was a research advisor at the International Rescue Committee. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina and completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center.