HABRI Hits $2 Million Level for Research Support
December 29, 2017
Pet Business - The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) announced funding
for four new research grants focused on the effects of human-animal interaction on
human health. This research explores topics like social skills outcomes for children
with autism spectrum disorder; the physical and developmental health of children living
with family pets; and the mental health and wellbeing of seniors living alone. These
grant projects raise HABRI’s total research funding to more than $2 million.
In 2017, HABRI awarded a total of approximately $200,000 to the following four research
projects, identified by the expert HABRI Scientific Advisory Board out of a total
of 48 proposals received:
Alexandra Protopopova, PhD (Texas Tech University): Integration of AAI and Applied
Behavior Analysis to Improve Academic Performance in Children with Intellectual and/or
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