Recent Publications

Animal-Assisted Interventions

Mueller, M. K., Anderson, E. C., King, E. K., & Urry, H. L. (2021). Null effects of therapy dog interaction on adolescent anxiety during a laboratory-based social evaluative stressor. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 1-16, https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2021.1892084

Geldhof, G. J., Flynn, E. Olsen, S.G., Mueller, M. K., Gandenberger, J. Witzel, D., & Morris, K. N. (2021). Emotion regulation and specificity: The impact of animal-assisted interventions on classroom behavior. Journal of Applied Developmental Science, 73, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2021.101253

Flynn E., Gandenberger, J., Mueller, M. K., & Morris, K. N. (2020). Animal-assisted interventions as an adjunct to therapy for youth: Clinician perspectives. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 37, 631-642. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-020-00695-z

Flynn, E., Mueller, M. K., Luft, D., Geldhof, G. J., Klee, S., Tedeschi, P. & Morris, K. N. (2020). Human-animal-environment interactions and self-regulation in youth with psychosocial challenges: Initial assessment of the Green Chimneys model. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 8(2), 53-65.

Flynn, E., Denson, E. B., Mueller, M. K., Gandenberger, J., & Morris, K. N. (2020). Human-animal-environment interactions as a context for youth social-emotional health and wellbeing: Practitioners’ perspectives on processes of change, implementation, and challenges. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 42, 101223.

Flynn, E., Zoller, A. G., Mueller, M. K., & Morris, K. N. (2019). Human-animal-environment interactions as a context for child and adolescent growth. Journal of Youth Development, 14(4) 144-163. doi: 10.5195/jyd.2019.839 

Gee, N. R., & Mueller, M. K. (2019). A systematic review of research on pet ownership and animal interactions among older adults, Anthrozoös, 32(2) 183-207. doi: 10.1080/08927936.2019.1569903

Linder, D. E., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D. M., Alper, J. A., & Freeman, L. M. (2018) Effects of an animal-assisted intervention on reading skills and attitudes in second grade students. Early Childhood Education Journal, 46(3), 323-329. doi: 10.1007/s10643-017-0862-x

Linder, D. E., Siebens, H., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D., & Freeman, L. M. (2017) Animal-assisted interventions: A national survey of health and safety policies in hospitals, eldercare facilities, and therapy animal organizations. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(8), 883-887. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.287.

Linder, D.E., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D., Siebens, H., & Freeman, L. (2017). The role of veterinary education in safety policies for animal-assisted therapy and activities in hospitals and nursing homes. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 44(2), 229-233. doi: 10.3138/jvme.0116-021

Mueller, M. K., & McCullough, L. (2017). Effects of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on post-traumatic stress symptoms in youth.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(4), 1164-1172. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0648-6

Haggerty, J., & Mueller, M. K. (2017). Animal-assisted stress reduction programs in higher education. Innovative Higher Education. doi: 10.1007/s10755-017-9392-0

McKinney, C. A., Mueller, M. K., & Frank, N. (2015). Effects of therapeutic riding on measures of stress in horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Sciences, 35, 922-928. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2015.08.015

Companion Animals in Families

Mueller, M. K., King, E. K., Halbreich, E. D., & Callina, K. S. (2022). Companion animals and adolescent stress and adaptive coping during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anthrozoös. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2022.2027093

Halbreich, E. D., & Mueller, M. K. (2021). Profiles of family pet ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-02574-x

Mueller, M. K., King, E. K., Callina, K., Dowling-Guyer, S., & McCobb, E. (2021). Demographic and contextual factors as moderators of the relationship between pet ownership and health. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 9(1), 701-723. https://doi.org/10.1080/21642850.2021.1963254

Pet Ownership: Mueller, M. K., Richer, A. M., Callina, K. S., & Charmaraman, L. (2021). Companion animal relationships and adolescent loneliness during COVID-19. Animals11(3), 885. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11030885

Charmaraman, L., Mueller, M. K., & Richer, A. (2020) The role of pet companionship in online and offline social interactions in adolescence. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 37, 589-599. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-020-00707-y

Bures, R. M., Mueller, M. K., & Gee, N. R. (2019). Measuring human-animal attachment in a large U.S. survey: two brief measures for children and their primary caregivers. Frontiers in Public Health (Human-Animal Interaction [HAI] Research: A Decade of Progress). doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00107

Gee, N. R., & Mueller, M. K. (2019). A systematic review of research on pet ownership and animal interactions among older adults, Anthrozoös, 32(2) 183-207. doi: 10.1080/08927936.2019.1569903

Mueller, M. K., Fine, A. H., & O’Haire, M. E. (2019). Understanding the role of human-animal interaction in the family context. In A. H. Fine (Ed.), Handbook on animal-assisted therapy: Theoretical foundations and guidelines for applying animal assisted interventions (5th ed, pp. 351-362). Elsevier Publishing.

Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R., Bures, R. M. (2018). Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: Descriptive findings from the Health and Retirement Study. BMC Public Health, 18(305)http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5188-0

Gee, N. R., Mueller, M. K., & Curl, A. L. (2017). Human-animal interaction and older adults: An overview. Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01416.

Mueller, M. K. (2014). Human-animal interaction (HAI) as a context for positive youth development: A relational developmental systems approach to constructing HAI theory and research. Human Development, 57 (1), 5-25doi: 10.1159/000356914 

Mueller, M. K. (2014). Is human-animal interaction (HAI) linked to positive youth development? Initial answers. Applied Developmental Science, 18(1), 5-16http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2014.864205

Mueller, M. K. (2014). The relationship between types of human-animal interaction and emotions and cognitions about animals: An exploratory study. Anthrozoös, 27(2), 295-308. doi: 10.2752/175303714X13903827487728

Mueller, M. K., & Callina, K. S. (2014). Human-animal interaction as a context for thriving and coping in military-connected youth: The role of pets during deployment. Applied Developmental Science, 18(4), 214-223doi: 10.1080/10888691.2014.955612

HAI and Veterinary Medicine

Ballou, M., Dowling-Guyer, S., & Mueller, M. K. (2020). Understanding the experience of caring for a geriatric horse with a chronic condition. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 90, 102993.

Spitznagel, M. B., Mueller, M. K., Fraychak, T., Hoffman, A. H., & Carlson, M. D. (2019). Validation of a brief assessment of caregiver burden in clients with an ill companion animal. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 33(3) 1251-1259doi: 10.1111/jvim.15508

Fejfar, L., Rozanski, E., Mueller, M. K. (2018) Owner-witnessed cardiopulmonary resuscitation in small animal emergency medicine. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 23(8), 1023-1037.

Mueller, M. K., Sween, C., Frank, N., & Paradis, M. R. (2018). Survey of human-horse relationships and veterinary care for geriatric horses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 253(3), 337-345. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.253.3.337

Mueller, M. K., Chubb, S., Wolfus, G., & McCobb, M. (2018). Assessment of canine health and preventative care outcomes of a community medicine program. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 157, 44-49https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2018.05.016

Rosenbaum, M., Wayne, A., Molter, B., & Mueller, M. K. (2018) Pregnancy, parenting, and family planning during veterinary training: Perceptions and Practices at US veterinary training institutions. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 23(10), 1281-1288. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.253.10.1281

Fejfar, L., Rozanski, E., Mueller, M. K. (2018) Family-witnessed cardiopulmonary resuscitation in small animals. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 253(8), 1032-1037. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.253.8.1032

LaVallee, E., Mueller, M. K., & McCobb, E. (2017). A systematic review of published research on access to veterinary care barriers and the use of low-price veterinary clinics in underserved communities. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, doi: 10.1080/10888705.2017.1337515