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Maggie E. O'Haire

  • Department of Comparative Pathobiology
  • Assistant Professor of Human-Animal Interaction
  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 625 Harrison Street
  • West Lafayette, IN 47907

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  • 2014 - PhD | University of Queensland
  • 2008 - BA | Vassar College

Areas of Interest

  • Human-Animal Interaction (HAI)
  • Animal-Assisted Intervention (AAI)

Selected Publications

  • O'Haire, M. E., Rand J. S., McKenzie, S. J., & Slaughter, V. (2010). Guinea pigs as classroom pets: Helping children with autism and their peers. Society for Companion Animal Studies Journal, XXII(4), 11-13.
  • O'Haire, M. (2010). Companion animals and human health: Benefits, challenges, and the road ahead. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 5(5), 226-234.
  • O'Haire, M. E. & McKenzie, S. J. (2011). Promoting human and animal health through early humane education: Perspectives and future directions based on HAI research. EcoHealth, 7(Suppl. 1), S114.
  • O'Haire, M. E. (2012). Pets as a prescription for health: The benefits of companion animals for mental well-being. Mental Notes, 6(3), 5-7.
  • O'Haire, M. E. (2013). Review of current evidence and future directions in animal-assisted intervention for children with autism. Open Access Autism, 1(1) 6-10.
  • O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., McCune, S., & Slaughter, V. (2013). Effects of animal-assisted activities with guinea pigs in the primary school classroom. Anthrozo's, 26(3), 445-458.
  • O'Haire, M. E. (2012). Animal-assisted intervention for autism spectrum disorder: A systematic literature review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(7), 1606-1622. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1707-5
  • O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., Beck, A. M., & Slaughter, V. (2013). Social skills increase in children with autism in the presence of animals compared to toys. PLoS ONE, 8(2), e57010.
  • O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., McCune, S., & Slaughter, V. (2014). Effects of classroom animal-assisted activities on social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 20(3), 162-168. doi:10.1089\acm.2013.0165