Research/Areas of Interest:
Human-animal interaction (HAI); Positive youth development; Human-animal interaction and public policy
Doctor of Philosophy, Tufts University, USA, 2013
Master of Arts, Tufts University, USA, 2010
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Tufts University, USA, 2008
Megan K. Mueller is a developmental scientist who studies the complex and dynamic relationships between people and animals. She received a B.A. in psychology and child development and M.A. and Ph.D. in child study and human development from Tufts University.
Dr. Mueller is Co-Director of the Tufts Initiative for Human-Animal Interaction and leads the Pets and Well-Being Lab. Her research and teaching focus on understanding human-animal interaction across the lifespan using multiple methods. She is a Senior Fellow at Tisch College, and she teaches in the M.S. in Animals and Public Policy program at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.