ISAZ 2018

Dr Maggie O’Haire

Dr. Maggie O’Haire is an American-Australian Fulbright Scholar and an Assistant Professor of Human-Animal Interaction in Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Vassar College in New York and her PhD in Psychology from The University of Queensland in Australia. She is a board member for the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) and the Pet Partners Human-Animal Bond Advisory Board. Her program of research focuses on the psychosocial outcomes from interacting with animals for people, including service animals, therapy animals, and companion animals. She has published several articles and book chapters on human-animal interaction, including for autism spectrum disorder, military veterans with PTSD, and companion animal owners in the community. Her work has been featured in over 550 media outlets worldwide, including the New York Times, The Project, and ABC Radio. For more information, see www.humananimalinteraction.org.