Dr. Megan Kiely Mueller is the Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor and Assistant Professor of human-animal interaction at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She is also a senior fellow at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and teaches in the M.S. in Animals and Public Policy program at the Center for Animals and Public Policy. Dr. Mueller’s research interests include pet ownership and positive youth development, animal-assisted interventions for adolescents with social anxiety, animal-based STEM education, and HAI and healthy aging. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and private foundations.