Completed Projects

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.

The following is a list of HABRI-funded projects that have been completed.

Child Health and Development

Animal-Assisted Social Skills Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Joanna Becker, PhD (Green Chimneys)

Long Term Effects of Pet Dogs on Families with Children with Autism

Daniel Mills, BVCs, PhD (University of Lincoln, UK)

The Canines and Childhood Cancer Study: Examining Behaviors and Stress in Therapy Dogs

Dr. Amy McCullough, PhD (American Humane Association)

Listening EARS: How does reading to rabbits affect the reading skills of third grade students?

Annie Petersen, EdD (Association for Human-Animal Bond Studies)

Mental Health

Animal-Assisted Intervention for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Systematic Review

Marguerite E. O'Haire, PhD (Purdue University)

Researching Equine-Facilitated Group Psychotherapy (EFGP) for Trauma Survivors: Horses and Humans in Therapeutic Relationships

Daniel L. Stroud, PhD (Oregon State University)


Randomized Controlled Theory-Based, E-Mail-Mediated Walking Intervention: Differences Between Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners

Elizabeth A. Richards, PhD, MSN, RN, CHES (Indiana University-Purdue)

Asking Patients About Pets Enhances Patient Communication and Care

Kate Hodgson, DVM, MHSc, CCMEP (University of Toronto)