Becoming an Anthrozoologist Blog

Welcome to the new International Society for Anthrozoology Student Blog! The goal of the ISAZ Student Blog is to encourage student networking and facilitate collaboration among researchers in anthrozoology.

The blog is edited by the ISAZ Student Chapter and all current student members of ISAZ are eligible to submit. Please see the Submissions page for the Submission Guidelines.

Latest Posts

Equine Assisted Mental Health From a Communication Perspective

By: Leanne Nieforth, Ph.D. Student of Human-Animal Interaction Our qualitative study uses patient-centered communication and client-centered therapy to examine practitioner perspectives on equine behavior in an equine assisted mental health (EAMH) context to facilitate client congruence, provide comfort through physical closeness and touch, and provide feedback for clients to engage in emotion regulation. Equine assisted mental health (EAMH) or […]

“Meet the Anthrozoologist” Interview with Dr. Maggie O’Haire

This week we had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Marguerite (Maggie) O’Haire, an associate professor at Purdue University. Dr. O’Haire leads The Organization for Human-Animal Interaction Research and Education (OHAIRE) lab at Purdue Univerisity in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Find out more about her research on her lab’s Twitter and Facebook pages. How did […]

“Meet the Anthrozoologist” Interview with Dr. Nancy Gee

In this edition of “Meet the Anthrozoologist” we were lucky enough to chat with Nancy Gee, formerly the Human-Animal Interaction Research Manager for the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition and currently a Professor of Psychiatry & Director of the Center for Human-Animal Interaction at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, USA. How did you start doing research […]

Psychiatric service dogs affect cortisol in military veterans with PTSD

By Kerri E. Rodriguez Up to 23% of post-9/11 military veterans in the United States have PTSD (Fulton et al., 2015), and an average of 20 veterans commit suicide each day. Many veterans are turning to specially trained PTSD service dogs to help alleviate the daily challenges that they face from the trauma of combat […]


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