Human-Animal Interactions: The Role of One Health
The One Health approach strives for optimal health outcomes for humans, animals, and the environment by acknowledging the connection between them. A noteworthy aspect of this approach is the exploration of human-animal interaction and its profound influence on the health of both humans and animals. Recent research at Colorado State University has explored the intricate dynamics and impact of this connection.
CSU Excels in Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research and Education.
Researchers at CSU are assessing the health benefits of companion animal and equine-assisted services and therapies. Others are studying different aspects of health, including the adverse health impacts on workers involved in euthanizing livestock, as well as the relationship between worker and animal well-being.
One Health and Human-Animal Interaction research identifies innovative approaches to health challenges
Dr. Lorann Stallones, Professor of Psychology at CSU and Human-Animal Research Coordinator at the One Health Institute, along with MPH Graduate Student Abigail Figan, share their research findings on applying a One Welfare Framework to Equine Assisted Services.
This therapy harnesses interactions with horses and other equines to promote the physical and mental well-being of individuals.