Sherryl focuses on creating linked curricula on HIV/AIDS with Egerton University in Kenya; developing international research service learning in the sciences; how inclusion of civic issues, international connections, and social engagement alters the cognitive and affective responses of non-major science students to science education; how course design impacts the demographics (gender, race, etc) of student enrollment in elective science courses; developing international science courses; the factors that impact educational outcomes for girls in rural Kenya.
AIDS and Other Emerging Diseases
Explores the interaction of biology and culture in creating and defining diseases through an investigation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other emerging diseases: molecular biology; biology of transmission and infection; the role of people and culture in the evolution of infectious diseases; reasons for the geographic variations in disease. The inductive-deductive methodology of science is both used to develop and test hypotheses as well as examined itself as an analytical tool. Intended for nonmajors.
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MAJOR: Foundations - Natural Science
Green, E. P., Warren, V.A., Broverman, S.A., Ogwang, B., and Puffer, E. S. (2016) Participatory mapping in low- resource settings: Three novel methods used to engage Kenyan youth in community-based HIV prevention research. Global Public Health 11: 583-599.
Puffer, E.S, Green, E.P., Sikkema, K.J., Broverman, S.A., Ogwang-Odhiambo, R.A., and Pian, J. (2016) A church-based intervention for families to promotemental health and prevent HIV among adolescents in rural Kenya: Results of a randomized pilot trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.84 (6): 511-525
Matthews, E. J., Puffer, E. S., Meade, C. S, and Broverman, S. A. (2014) Implementation of a school-based HIV prevention program in rural Kenya after national dissemination. East African Medical Journal 91 (5): 152-160.
Puffer, E. S., Pian, J., Sikkema, K.J., Ogwang-Odhiambo, R.A., and Broverman, S. A. (2013) Developing a family-based HIV prevention intervention in rural Kenya: Ethical challenges in community based participatory research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 8 (2): 119-128. DOI: 10.1525/jer.2013.8.2.119
Puffer, E. S., Pian, J., Sikkema, K.J., Ogwang-Odhiambo, R.A., and Broverman, S. A. (2013) Developing a family-based HIV prevention intervention in rural Kenya: challenges in conducting community-based participatory research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 8 (2): 119-128. DOI: 10.1525/jer.2013.8.2.119
Matthews, E. J., Puffer, E. S., Meade, C. S, and Broverman, S. A. (accepted 2013) Implementation of a of a school-based HIV prevention program in rural Kenya after national dissemination. East African Medical Journal
Puffer, E. S., Drabkin, A., Stashko, A., Broverman, S. A., Ogwang-Odhiambo, R, and Sikkema, K.J. (2012) Orphan status, HIV risk, mental health, and caregiver support among adolescents in rural Kenya. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 37 (8): 868-878. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jss077
Puffer, E. S., Watt, M., Sikkema, K. J., Ogwang-Odhiambo, R. A., & Broverman, S. A. (2011). 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, published online 14 OCT 2011 DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2011.00760.x
Puffer, E. S., Meade, C., Drabkin, A., Broverman, S.A., Ogwang-Odhiambo, R. A., and 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. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-010-9823-8