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Research Guides@Tufts

Animals and Public Policy: Home

General resources for students in the MS-APP program.

MS APP Program

In the Master of Science in Animal and Public Policy program, students will

  • examine the changing roles of animals in society and the dynamic relationship between animals and people.
  • learn how to evaluate research and policy arguments.
  • polish communication skills needed to implement and advocate for effective policy.
  • pursue individual interests through electives, externships, and research projects.
  • choose between a “research track” and an “applied track.”

Review Articles

Kiros M, Andualem H, Kiros T, Hailemichael W, Getu S, Geteneh A, Alemu D, Abegaz WE. COVID-19 pandemic: current knowledge about the role of pets and other animals in disease transmission. Virol J. 2020 Oct 2;17(1):143. doi: 10.1186/s12985-020-01416-9. PMID: 33008410; PMCID: PMC7530550. LINK TO ARTICLE


Guthrie, M. F., Marshall, P. H., Hendrick, S. S., Hendrick, C., & Logue, E. (2018). Human Love Styles and Attitudes toward Pets. Anthrozoös, 31(1), 41–60. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2018.1406200. LINK TO ARTICLE

 

Petersen S, Houston S, Qin H, Tague C, Studley J. The Utilization of Robotic Pets in Dementia Care. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;55(2):569-574. doi: 10.3233/JAD-160703. PMID: 27716673; PMCID: PMC5181659. LINK TO ARTICLE

 

Wood L; Martin K; Christian H; Nathan A; Lauritsen C; Houghton S; Kawachi I; McCune S. The pet factor--companion animals as a conduit for getting to know people, friendship formation and social support. PLoS ONE. 10(4):e0122085, 2015.  LINK TO ARTICLE

Cherniack EP, Cherniack AR. The benefit of pets and animal-assisted therapy to the health of older individuals. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2014;2014:623203. doi: 10.1155/2014/623203. Epub 2014 Nov 16. PMID: 25477957; PMCID: PMC4248608. LINK TO ARTICLE

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