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Applications are now open for the 2022 TIHAI Student Scholars Program!

Projects may be geared towards activities that benefit people, animals, or both, although activities that benefit both will be given priority. Proposals that involve harm or stress to animals will not be considered. Topics may be related to any area

Eli D. Halbreich
School of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2022
Perceived attitudes of pet owners about their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic
Research conducted during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic indicated mixed but generally positive relationships with pets, which were exacerbated both positively and negatively during the early lockdown phases

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Student Scholars Awards! Stay tuned for more about their projects in the coming year!
MaryAnn Trudeau and Emma Rao
School of Arts & Sciences
Increasing human-animal interactions on Tufts’ campuses through the training of service dogs
Eli Halbreich
School of Arts & Sciences
Perceived attitudes of

A new study published by a collaborative team of Tufts researchers led by Dr. Megan Mueller was featured in Dr. Hal Herzog's popular "Animals and Us" Psychology Today blog.

You can read the blog post here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animals-and-us/202102/study-finds-therapy-dogs-have-no-effect-anxiety-in-teens

To learn more about the Tufts Pets and Well-Being Lab research on HAI and social

Applications are now open for the 2021 TIHAI 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 related to any

The DANE Study: Dogs for Autism Nutrition and Exercise is a collaboration between the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition, School of Medicine, and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. We are interested in learning about the role of your pet dog in your family life, the activities that your child

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TIHAI is offering a new mid-year deadline for the for the 2020-2021 TIHAI 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

We are thrilled to welcome Erin King, M.S., who is starting in Fall 2020 as a student in the human-animal interaction track at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine PhD program. Erin will be working in Dr. Megan Mueller's lab and in the Center for Animals and Public Policy, as

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