Publications

Animal-Assisted Interventions:

Linder, D. E., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D. M., Alper, J. A., & Freeman, L. M. (2018) Effects of an animal-assisted intervention on reading skills and attitudes in second grade students. Early Childhood Education Journal, 46(3), 323-329. doi: 10.1007/s10643-017-0862-x

McCullough, A., Ruehrdanz, A., Jenkins, M.A., Gilmer, M.J., Olson, J., Pawar, A., Holley, L., Sierra-Rivera, S., Linder, D.E., Pichette, D., Grossman, N.J., Hellman, C., Guérin, N.A., & O’Haire, M.E. (2018). Measuring the effects of an animal-assisted intervention for pediatric oncology patients and their parents: A multi-site randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 35(3) 159–177. doi: 10.1177/1043454217748586 

McCullough, A., Ruehrdanz, A., Jenkins, M.A., Gilmer, M.J., Olson, J., Pawar, A., Holley, L., Sierra-Rivera, S., Linder, D.E., Pichette, D., Grossman, N.J., Hellman, C., Guérin, N.A., & O’Haire, M.E. (2018). Physiological and behavioral effects of animal-assisted interventions for therapy dogs in pediatric oncology settings. Applied Animal Behavior Science, 200, 86-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2017.11.014

Linder, D. E., Siebens, H., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D., & Freeman, L. M. (2017) Animal-assisted interventions: A national survey of health and safety policies in hospitals, eldercare facilities, and therapy animal organizations. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(8), 883-887. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.287.

Linder, D.E., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D., Siebens, H., & Freeman, L. (2017). The role of veterinary education in safety policies for animal-assisted therapy and activities in hospitals and nursing homes. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 44(2), 229-233. doi: 10.3138/jvme.0116-021

Mueller, M. K., & McCullough, L. (2017). Effects of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on post-traumatic stress symptoms in youth.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(4), 1164-1172. 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. doi: 10.1080/02568543.2016.1143896

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2015.08.015

Pet Ownership:

Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R., Bures, R. M. (2018). Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: Descriptive findings from the Health and Retirement Study. BMC Public Health, 18(305). http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5188-0

Linder, D.E., Sacheck, J., Noubary, F., Nelson, M., & Freeman, L. (2017). Dog attachment and perceived social support in overweight/obese and healthy weight children. Preventive Medicine Reports, 6, 352-354. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.04.014

Gee, N. R., Mueller, M. K., & Curl, A. L. (2017). Human-animal interaction and older adults: An overview. Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01416.

HAI and Positive Youth Development:

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.

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. doi: 10.1159/000356914 

Mueller, M. K. (2014). Is human-animal interaction (HAI) linked to positive youth development? Initial answers. Applied Developmental Science, 18(1), 5-16http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2014.864205

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. doi: 10.2752/175303714X13903827487728

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), 214-223doi: 10.1080/10888691.2014.955612

HAI and STEM Education:

Mueller, M. K., Byrnes E. M., Buczek, D., Linder, D. E., Freeman, L. M., & Webster, C. R. L. (2018). Engagement in science and engineering through animal-based curriculum. Journal of STEM Education, 18(5), 37-41

HAI and Veterinary Medicine:

Mueller, M. K., Sween, C., Frank, N., & Paradis, M. R. (2018). Survey of human-horse relationships and veterinary care for geriatric horses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 253(3), 337-345. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.253.3.337

Mueller, M. K., Chubb, S., Wolfus, G., & McCobb, M. (2018). Assessment of canine health and preventative care outcomes of a community medicine program. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 157, 44-49https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2018.05.016

Rosenbaum, M., Wayne, A., Molter, B., & Mueller, M. K. (2018) Pregnancy, parenting, and family planning during veterinary training: Perceptions and Practices at US veterinary training institutions. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 23(10), 1281-1288. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.253.10.1281

Fejfar, L., Rozanski, E., Mueller, M. K. (2018) Family-witnessed cardiopulmonary resuscitation in small animals. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 253(8), 1032-1037. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.253.8.1032

LaVallee, E., Mueller, M. K., & McCobb, E. (2017). A systematic review of published research on access to veterinary care barriers and the use of low-price veterinary clinics in underserved communities. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, doi: 10.1080/10888705.2017.1337515

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

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.

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.