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Exploring the Impact of Artificial Rearing on Animal Behavior: A Review

Tuesday, September, 8th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Externship

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Externship Experience May-August 2020 Exploring the Impact of Artificial Rearing on Animal Behavior: A Review Jessica White My original externship involved research under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Byrnes, an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences here at Tufts. Given the circumstances with COVID-19, we shifted to conducting a Read More

Jessica White

Canine Stress-Related Behaviors During Owner Separation

Tuesday, September, 8th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Research May-August 2020 Canine Stress-Related Behaviors During Owner Separation Katie Dabney Canine stress-related behaviors are often exhibited when canines are in new environments and/or experience owner separation. The past study (2019) was a within-subjects experimental design. Phase one consisted of the dog, owner, and experimenter in the testing Read More

Katie Dabney

Kate McPherson

Thursday, June, 4th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S. in Marine Science from the University of Maine, 2011 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2012 M.Sc. in Marine Mammal Science from The University of St Andrews, 2018 Current Position: Right Whale Aerial Observer, Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, Florida What were you doing before entering the Master’s in Animals and Read More

Jody Epstein

Thursday, September, 20th, 2018 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: BFA, Theatre Management, Emerson College, 1995 MS in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2016 Current Position: Head Instructor, Academy of Pet Careers in Chesterfield, MO What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program? I have owned my own dog training and behavior company, Nutz About Mutz Read More

MS in Conservation Medicine

Wednesday, July, 19th, 2017 MCM MCM & CCM

The Master of Science in Conservation Medicine (MCM) at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is a twelve-month interdisciplinary program designed to provide the training, foundational knowledge, and skills necessary for real world conservation efforts. Graduates of this program are uniquely prepared to enter a wide variety of health, conservation, and policy careers, or doctoral programs, Read More

Final Project Research Abstracts 2016

Thursday, July, 13th, 2017 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2015-2016 Effects of Wearing a ThunderShirt on Chronic Stress in Shelter Dogs Jody Epstein There is growing interest in studying shelter dog welfare, specifically how to mitigate the stress of the shelter environment. Human interaction, food enrichment toys, and synthetic dog appeasing pheromones have all been found Read More

Informational Webinar – MS in Conservation Medicine Program

Wednesday, February, 15th, 2017 MCM MCM & CCM

Do you have a passion for animal, human and environmental health? Are you driven to make a positive impact on the world we share?   Join us to learn more about the MS in Conservation Medicine (MCM) Program A twelve-month graduate program focusing on health relationships at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment. Read More

Courtney Glotzer

Friday, October, 21st, 2016 MAPP MAPP Alumni Profiles

Education: B.S., Animal Science, Pre-vet concentration, University of Vermont, 2016 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2017 Current Position: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Candidate, Iowa State University – College of Veterinary Medicine What were you doing before entering the MAPP program? I interned at Helping Hands Monkey Helpers in Allston Massachusetts. What aspects Read More