Since 2010, HABRI has awarded more than $500,000 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 “in progress”. They will be published once results are final.
Child Health and Development
Zenithson Y. Ng, DVM, MS (University of Tennessee)
Impact of Animal Assisted Therapy on Quality, Completeness, and Patient and Parental Satisfaction in Children Undergoing Clinical Echocardiography
Piers Barker, MD (Duke University)
Pets In The Classroom: What are the Social, Behavioral, and Academic Effects of Classroom Pets for Children, 8-10 Years?
Amy McCullough, PhD (American Humane Association)
Dr. Kevin Morris, PhD (American Humane Association)
Alan E. Kazdin, PhD (Yale University)
Annie Petersen, EdD (Association for Human-Animal Bond Studies)
Physiological wellness effects of animal-assisted activities in children with autism spectrum disorder in a specialized psychiatric hospital program
Robin L. Gabriels, PsyD (University of Colorado, Denver)
Biobehavioral Effects of Therapy Dog Visitation in Elderly Intensive Care Unit Patients: a Pilot and Feasibility Study
Sandy Branson, PhD, MSN, RN (University of Texas)
Rebecca A Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP (University of Missouri)
Pilot Study of the Effects of Service Dogs on Mental Health and Wellness in War Veterans with PTSD and/or TBI
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)
Charles Faulkner, PhD (Lincoln Memorial University)
Alan Monavvari, MD, MHSc, CCFP, CHE, CPHQ (University of Toronto)