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 Human-Animal Interaction Studies explores the relationship between humans and animals at both an individual and cultural level.

Human-Animal Interaction Studies


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Welcome to Human-Animal Interaction Studies (HAIS) at Colorado State University. This website is your gateway to professional and scholarly activities at CSU that advance the field of human-animal interactions.

HAIS includes many relevant disciplines, for example: anthropology, animal behavior, art and literature, education, ethics, ethology, history, human medicine, psychology, sociology, and veterinary medicine.


The mission of HAIS is the accurate and timely dissemination of information pertaining to education and research within the broad realm of human-animal interactions.

About Us

HAIS is an interdisciplinary collaborative project that seeks to highlight the strengths of Colorado State University faculty and programs in relation to the cultural study of animals and human-animal interactions. HAIS is led by Clinical Sciences Associate Professor and Director, Dr. Lori Kogan.


  • Publicize relevant HAIS at CSU;
  • Create and promote a community of interested faculty and students;
  • Provide a platform for the development of collaborative HAIS research projects;
  • Coordinate efforts related to HAIS lecture series and conferences;
  • Promote multi-departmental collaboration at CSU regarding HAIS and the human-animal bond;
  • Promote collaboration with other universities surrounding HAIS.


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 Human-Animal Interactions in the News

  • Pets Forever, Dr. Lori Kogan, Larimer Humane Society
    ​For the second year, the Larimer Humane Society is using its holiday giving tree to encourage its volunteers and staff to provide pet toys and pet treats to low-income and disabled clients of Pets Forever. The gifts allow clients to provide something special for their animal companions – brightening the holidays for both people and their animals.
  • shelter animal, Dr. Lori Kogan
    ​Dogs in animal shelters were less likely to bark and more likely to sleep to classical music than heavy metal, music specially formulated for animals, or no music, according to a new study by Clinical Sciences Associate Professor, Dr. Lori Kogan.
  • Dr. Lori Kogan, black cats, larimer humane society
    ​Superstitions surrounding black cats might partly explain lower adoption rates in animal shelters, rates that carry fatal implications for the felines, said Dr. Lori Kogan, a Colorado State University associate professor and licensed psychologist who studies human-animal interactions.
  • pets forever, human animal interactions, lori kogan
    ​Pets Forever is a unique community-service program that pairs Colorado State University student volunteers with low-income elderly and disabled people who need help caring for their pets. The program plays a critical role in the lives of homebound pet owners by allowing them to keep the dogs and cats that are an important source of comfort and companionship.