General Human-Animal Interaction

Assessment in Human-Animal Interaction

Rodriguez, K.E., Guérin, N.A, Gabriels, R.L., Serpell, J.A., Schreiner, P.J., & O’Haire, M.E. (2018). The state of assessment in human-animal interaction research. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 6(Special Edition): 63-81.

Animal Preferences in Children with Autism

Rodriguez, K.E.*, Guerin, N.A.*, Brodhead, M.T & O’Haire, M.E. (2017). Assessing animal preferences in children with autism: A new use for video-based preference assessment. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 4:29. *Co-first authors

Rodriguez, K.E., McDonald, S. E., & Brown, S. M. (2021). Relationships among Early Adversity, Positive Human and Animal Interactions, and Mental Health in Young Adults. Behavioral Sciences, 11(12), 178.

Variability in Human-Animal Interaction Research Outcomes

Rodriguez K.E., Gee, N., & Herzog, H. (2020). Variability in human-animal interaction outcomes. Our Canine Connection: The History, Benefits, and Future of Human-Dog Interactions. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 

Dogs Supporting Human Health: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Gee, N., Rodriguez, K.E., Fine, A.H., Trammel, J. (2021). Dogs supporting human health and wellbeing: A biopsychosocial approach. Our Canine Connection: The History, Benefits, and Future of Human-Dog Interactions, Special Issue. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 

Facility Dogs

​Effects of Facility Dogs on Pediatric Healthcare Professionals

Jensen, C.L., Bibbo, J., Rodriguez, K.E., O’Haire, M.E. (2021). The effects of facility dogs on burnout, job-related well-being, and mental health in pediatric hospital professionals. Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Rodriguez, K.E., Bibbo, J., O’Haire, M.E. (2022). Perspectives on facility dogs from pediatric hospital personnel: A qualitative content analysis of patient, family, and staff outcomes. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.

PTSD Service Dogs

Characterizing Veteran and PTSD Service Dog Teams

Jensen, C. L., Rodriguez, K. E., MacLean, E. L., Abdul Wahab, A. H., Sabbaghi, A., & O’Haire, M. E. (2022). Characterizing veteran and PTSD service dog teams: Exploring potential mechanisms of symptom change and canine predictors of efficacy. Plos one, 17(7), e0269186.

​Effects of PTSD Service Dogs on Veterans’ Medication Regimens

Rodriguez, K.E., Anderson, L., Ott, C. & O’Haire, M.E. (2021). The effect of a service dog on medication regimens among military members and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Anthrozoös.

​Expectations vs Experiences of Military Veterans Regarding PTSD Service Dogs

Nieforth, L.O., Rodriguez K.E., & O’Haire, M.E. (2021). Expectations versus experiences of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) service dogs: An inductive conventional content analysis. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. 

Defining the PTSD Service Dog Intervention

Rodriguez, K.E., LaFollette, M.R., Hediger, K., Ogata, N.O. & O’Haire, M.E. (2020). Defining the PTSD service dog intervention: Perceived importance, usage, and symptom specificity of psychiatric service dogs for military veterans. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1638.

PTSD Service Dogs: Replication Study

Jensen, C.L., Rodriguez, K.E., & O’Haire, M.E. (2020). Service dogs for veterans and military members with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Replication with the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5). Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Spousal and Relationship Effects of PTSD Service Dogs

McCall, C.E., Rodriguez, K.E., MacDermid Wadsworth, S.M., Meis, L.A., & O’Haire, M.E. (2020). “A part of our family”? Effects of psychiatric service dogs on quality of life and relationship functioning in military-connected couples. Military Behavioral Health, 8:4, 410-423. 

Training and Behavior of PTSD Service Dogs

LaFollette, M.R., Rodriguez, K.E., Ogata, N., & O’Haire, M.E. (2019). Military veterans and their PTSD service dogs: Associations between training methods, PTSD severity, dog behavior, and the human-animal bond. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6(23).

Physiological Effects of PTSD Service Dogs

Rodriguez, K.E., Bryce, C., Granger, D. & O’Haire, M.E. (2018). The effect of a service dog on the salivary cortisol awakening response in a military population with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychoneuroendocrinology, 98: 202-210.

Psychosocial Effects of PTSD Service Dogs

O’Haire, M.E. & Rodriguez, K.E (2018). Preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for military veterans with PTSD. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86(2): 179-188.

Mobility and Medical Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs Systematic Review

Rodriguez, K.E., Greer, J., Beck, A. & O’Haire, M.E. (2020). The effects of assistance dogs on psychosocial health and wellbeing: A systematic literature review. PLOS ONE.

Psychosocial Effects of Mobility and Medical Service Dogs

Rodriguez, K.E., Bibbo, J., & O’Haire, M.E. (2020). The effects of service dogs on psychosocial health and wellbeing for individuals with physical disabilities or chronic conditions. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(10):1350-1358.

Qualitative Analysis of Benefits and Drawbacks of Mobility and Medical Service Dogs

Rodriguez, K.E., Bibbo, J., Verdon, S. & O’Haire, M.E. (2020). Mobility and medical service dogs: A qualitative analysis of expectations and experiences. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 15:5, 499-509.

Mobility and Medical Service Dogs – Family Effects

Nieforth, L. O., Rodriguez, K. E., & O’Haire, M. E. (2021). Benefits and challenges of mobility and medical alert service dogs for caregivers of service dog recipients. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1-9.

Mobility and Medical Service Dogs – Family Effects

Bibbo, J., Rodriguez, K.E., & O’Haire, M.E. (2019). The impact of service dogs on family members’ psychosocial functioning. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(3): 7303205120p1-7303205120p11.