Center for the Human-Animal Bond

The Center for the Human-Animal Bond is committed to expanding our knowledge of the interrelationships between people, animals, and their environment. We foster interdisciplinary activities in the University by serving as a focal point for the exchange of ideas and development of new information related to human-animal interactions.

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Explore research topics at the Center for the Human-Animal Bond, uncovering the profound impacts of animal-assisted interventions and the psychosocial benefits of human-animal interactions.

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The human-animal bond can have a profound impact on both human and animal health and wellbeing. As one of the original university centers focused on the human animal bond, the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue has held a key role in establishing a fundamental understanding of this impact and is committed to continue to be a leader in the field.

Leanne Nieforth, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Human-Animal Bond

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