Sherryl A. Broverman

Associate Professor of the Practice of Biology

Science Dr, 307 B Biological Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 668-0228
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. The impact of sustainable school gardens on anthropomorphic and cognitive outcomes in primary school children in Western Kenya.


  • Ph.D., Indiana University at Indianapolis 1990

  • B.A., Cornell University 1984

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, no. 6 (June 2016): 511-525. Full Text

Green, EP, Warren, VR, Broverman, S, Ogwang, B, and Puffer, ES. "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, no. 5-6 (May 2016): 583-599. 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, no. 5 (May 2014): 152-160.

Puffer, ES, Pian, J, Sikkema, KJ, Ogwang-Odhiambo, RA, and Broverman, SA. "Developing a family-based HIV prevention intervention in rural Kenya: challenges in conducting community-based participatory research." J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 8, no. 2 (April 2013): 119-128. Full Text

Puffer, ES, Drabkin, AS, Stashko, AL, Broverman, SA, Ogwang-Odhiambo, RA, and Sikkema, KJ. "Orphan status, HIV risk behavior, and mental health among adolescents in rural Kenya." Journal of Pediatric Psychology 37, no. 8 (September 2012): 868-878. Full Text

Puffer, ES, Watt, MH, Sikkema, KJ, Ogwang-Odhiambo, RA, and Broverman, SA. "The protective role of religious coping in adolescents' responses to poverty and sexual decision-making in rural Kenya." Journal of Research on Adolescence : the Official Journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence 22, no. 1 (March 2012): 1-7. Full Text Open Access Copy

Puffer, E, Pian, J, Broverman, S, Ogwang Odhaimbo, R, and Sikkema, K. "Developing a community-based HIV prevention intervention in rural Kenya: Ethical challenges of community-based participatory research (Submitted)." Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (2012). (Academic Article)

Puffer, ES, Meade, CS, Drabkin, AS, Broverman, SA, Ogwang-Odhiambo, RA, and Sikkema, KJ. "Individual- and family-level psychosocial correlates of HIV risk behavior among youth in rural Kenya." AIDS Behav 15, no. 6 (August 2011): 1264-1274. Full Text

Matthews, EJ, Puffer, ES, Meade, CS, and Broverman, SA. ". Implementation of a of a school-based HIV prevention program in rural Kenya after national dissemination (Submitted)." East African Medical Journal (2011). (Academic Article)

Broverman, SA. "AIDS Research: Global Understanding & Engagement." This is a curricular model published and disseminated on the website of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (August 2008). (Academic Article)


Selected Grants

Do Linked International Curricula in Biology Enhance Science Literacy and Engagement in Non-Science and Pre-major Studen awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2009

HIV and Obstacles to Girls' Education in Kenya awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2007