TIHAI is currently accepting proposals for the 2019 Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Student Scholars Program. Projects may be geared towards activities that benefit people, animals, or both, although activities that benefit both will be given priority, and proposals that involve harm or stress to animals will not be considered. Topics may be
Robin I Kopplin, M.S. Animals and Public Policy
Chew on this: Evaluating Welfare in Giraffa camelopardalis feeding encounter programs and using expert interviews to increase knowledge of giraffe welfare
Modern zoos sponsor a variety of visitor-animal interaction in the hope that it will foster positive environmental and conservation-focused behavior towards wild populations. Animal
Jessica Baldeck, M.S. in Animals and Public Policy
Alternatives for learning about wildlife in captive settings
Learning about animals plays a major role in children’s science education, and it is very common for these animal-related lessons to be reinforced by visiting wild animals in captive settings. However, there is concern about the
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University faculty capitalize on kids’ affinity for animals to foster diversity in veterinary medicine and other STEM fields
DVM/MPH student Sarah Brattain shares her experiences working with a community-based rabies vaccination program with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe as her TIHAI Scholars project.
TIHAI is currently accepting proposals for the 2018 HAI Student Scholars Program, supporting research, education, or service projects related to human-animal interaction.
Megan Ballou, MAPP class of 2018, describes her TIHAI Scholars research project exploring experiences of owners of geriatric horses with chronic illness.
Download our free manual: Animal-Assisted Interventions: How-To Guide for Facilities
Enhancing the lives of humans and animals—by studying their mutually beneficial relationships—is the mission behind Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction (TIHAI). At the helm of the Institute is Dr. Lisa Freeman, whose passion for the cause runs deep.
Join us for the 2017 TIHAI Spring 'Pet and Learn' Series!
NEW DATE - MARCH 29 from noon to 1pm
Come meet therapy animals from Tufts Paws for People and support the Tufts Equestrian Team bake sale!
"Horses and Humans - Understanding our Hooved Companions"
Dr. Megan Mueller