Publications

Publications

Mueller, M. K., & McCullough, L. (2017). Effects of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on post-traumatic stress symptoms in youth.  Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0648-6

Haggerty, J., & Mueller, M. K. (2017). Animal-assisted stress reduction programs in higher education. Innovative Higher Education. doi:10.1007/s10755-017-9392-0

Lenihan, D., McCobb, E., Diurba, A., Linder, D., & Freeman, L. (2016). Measuring the Effects of Reading Assistance Dogs on Reading Ability and Attitudes. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 30(2), 252-259.

McKinney, C. A., Mueller, M. K., & Frank, N. (2015). Effects of therapeutic riding on measures of stress in horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Sciences, 35, 922-928.

Mueller, M. K., Fine, A. H., & O’Haire, M. E. (2015). Understanding the role of human-animal interaction in the family context. In A. H. Fine (Ed.), Handbook on animal-assisted therapy: Theoretical foundations and guidelines for applying animal assisted interventions (4th ed., pp. 237-248). Elsevier Publishing.

Linder, D. L., & Mueller, M. K. (2014). Pet obesity management: Beyond nutrition. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, 44(4), 789-806.

Mueller, M. K. (2014). Human-animal interaction (HAI) as a context for positive youth development: A relational developmental systems approach to constructing HAI theory and research. Human Development, 57 (1), 5-25.

Mueller, M. K. (2014). Is human-animal interaction (HAI) linked to positive youth development? Initial answers. Applied Developmental Science, 18(1), 5-16.

Mueller, M. K. (2014). The relationship between types of human-animal interaction and emotions and cognitions about animals: An exploratory study. Anthrozoös, 27(2), 295-308.

Mueller, M. K., & Callina, K. S. (2014). Human-animal interaction as a context for thriving and coping in military-connected youth: The role of pets during deployment. Applied Developmental Science, 18(4), 214-223.

Rutberg, A.T. (2013). Managing wildlife with contraception: why is it taking so long? Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 44(4S), S38-S46.

Freeman, L. M., Rush, J. E., Oyama, M. A., MacDonald, K. A., Cunningham, S. M., Bulmer, B., MacGregor, J. M., Laste, N. J., Malakoff, R. L., Hall, D. J., & Trafny, D. J. (2012) Development and evaluation of a questionnaire for assessing health-related quality of life in cats with cardiac disease. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 240,1188-1193.

Koncel, M.A., & A.T. Rutberg. (2012). Catching the spirit: a study of BLM wild horse adopters in New England. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 15, 35-52.

Michel, K. E., Willoughby, K. N., Abood, S. K., Fascetti, A. J., Fleeman, L. M., Freeman, L. M., Laflamme, D. P., Bauer, C., Kemp, B. L. E., & Van Doren, J. R. (2008). Attitudes of pet owners toward pet foods and feeding management of cats and dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 233, 1699-1703.

Freeman, L. M., Rush, J. E., Farabaugh, A. E., & Must, A. (2005). Assessment of health-related quality of life in dogs with cardiac disease. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 226, 1864-1868.

Mallery, K. F., Freeman, L. M., Harpster, N. K.,& Rush, J. E. (1999). Factors contributing to the euthanasia decision in dogs with congestive heart failure. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 214, 1201-1204.

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Final Projects:

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Presentations

Barrett, M., Cohn, C., Lajara, R.A., McLaren, J., Schmitt, J., & Mueller, M. K. (2015, October) The effects of pet therapy on stress among college students. Annual meeting of the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy. Norwood, MA.

Callina, K. S., & Mueller, M. K. (2015, March). Thriving and resilience in miltary-conneted youth: Findings from the PET Study. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Mueller, M. K. (2015, March). Human-animal interaction and positive youth development: Pets as a context for thriving. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Gibbs, D. (2014, November). Horses and Donkeys and Alpacas, Oh My! Therapy Animals Don’t Have to be Dogs?! 4-H Leadership Conference, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA

Linder, D. E. (November, 2014). Body Condition Scores and Evaluation of Feeding Habits in Dogs and Cats. Tufts University CTSI One Health Research Day, Boston, Massachusetts.

Mueller, M. K.. (2014, November). Equine-Assisted Therapy: Promoting Human and Animal Health. 4-H Leadership Conference, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA

Linder, D. L., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D., & Freeman, L. (2014, July). Effects of a Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.®) Program on Second Grade Elementary Students. Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Vienna, Austria.

Linder, D. L., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D., & Freeman, L. (2014, July). Veterinary student knowledge and perceptions of human-animal interaction and pet therapy programs. Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Vienna, Austria..

Mueller, M. K. (2014, July). Human-animal interaction in military-connected youth. Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Vienna, Austria.

Mueller, M. K., & Frank, N. (2014, July). Human-horse relationships and equine health. Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Vienna, Austria.

Linder, D. E. (June, 2014). Body Condition Scores and Evaluation of Feeding Habits in Dogs and Cats Conference of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, Nashville, Tennessee.

Mueller, M. K. (2014, March). Positive Engagement Together: The P.E.T. Study. In Military Child Education Coalition pre-conference workshop, America’s Military-Connected Children, Adolescents, and Families: Promoting Developmental Research and Evidence-Based Programs at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

Freeman L. M. (2014, January). Getting started in animal-assisted therapy. Conference of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Orlando, FL.

Freeman L. M. (2014, January). Quality of life in heart disease. Conference of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Orlando, FL.

Mueller, M. K. (2013, July). The role of human-animal interaction in promoting positive youth development: Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development. Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Chicago, IL.

Linder, D. L., & Mueller, M. K. (2013, May). Human Animal Interaction (HAI) in Research and Clinical Practice. University of Massachusetts Medical School Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat, Worcester, MA.

Mueller, M. K. (2013, April). Human-animal interaction (HAI) and positive youth development: Exploring the role of HAI in adolescence and young adulthood. In K. Jacobson (Chair), Research on Human-Animal Interaction and Youth Socioemotional Development. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Mueller, M. K., Geldhof, G. J., & Lerner, R. M. (2013, April). The Role of Human-Animal Interaction in Organizing Adolescents’ Self-Regulatory Abilities: An Exploratory Study. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.