Active Projects | HABRI

Projects In-Progress

HABRI-Funded Research

Since 2010, HABRI has awarded more than $2 million to worthy proposals on the cutting edge of addressing evidence based health benefits of human-animal interaction.

Each of the projects below have been funded and are currently in progress. Results will be published once the projects have been completed.

Evaluating the Effects of Service Dogs on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Their Caregivers

Principal Investigators

Marguerite E. O’Haire (Purdue University), Evan L. MacLean (University of Arizona), Mandy Rispoli (Purdue University) & Bridgette Tonnsen (Purdue University)

Human-Animal Interaction and Trajectories of Youth Development in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Principal Investigator

Megan Kiely Mueller, Ph.D (Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University)

Pilot Study of the Effects of Animal-Assisted Interactions (AAI) on Quality of Life in Children with Life-Threatening Conditions and their Parents

Principal Investigator

Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN (Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University)

Joint Physical and Social Well-being for Adolescents and their Family Dog

Principal Investigators

Megan MacDonald, PhD (Oregon State University) & Monique Udell, PhD (Oregon State University)

Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy for Youth in Residential Care: Preventing Suicide

Principal Investigator

Alexander Muela, PhD (University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU))

Measuring the Impact of a Mutually Reinforcing Relationship Between Pet Owners and Their Pets

Principal Investigator

Charles Faulkner (Lincoln Memorial University)
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