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Human-Animal Interaction

Pets are helping us cope during the pandemic—but that may be stressing them out

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

National Geographic National Geographic quotes clinical associate professor Emily McCobb and assistant professor Megan Mueller on the relationship between people and pets during the pandemic. Read full story here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2021/02/pets-are-helping-us-cope-during-the-pandemic/

Girl playing with her dog on the playground stock photo

Our Four-Legged Friends During COVID-19

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Megan Mueller, the Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor at Cummings School, and Clinical Assistant Professor Stephanie Borns-Weil were featured on WCVB’s Chronicle talking about the human-animal bond and animal behavior during the pandemic.

playful young white unicolored cat looking at feather

Researchers Across Tufts Pivot to Fight COVID-19

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Scientists collaborate to understand the coronavirus, from how it is transmitted to the disparity of its harm.   https://now.tufts.edu/articles/researchers-across-tufts-pivot-fight-covid-19

Searching for Ways to Defeat COVID-19

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Researchers developing therapies and vaccines look to find the best paths forward with the help of a Cummings School veterinary pathologist

multipe virus cells pathology

On Public Health and Rat Risks

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Research assistant professor Marieke Rosenbaum says COVID-19 can teach us how to encourage other behavioral changes for health—and plans to test urban rodents.

Marieke Rosenbaum testing a hitech trap outside