Dr. Udell is the Director of the Human-Animal Interaction Laboratory and teaches courses on Animal Behavior & Cognition, Animal Learning, Behavior Modification and Enrichment within the Department of Animal & Rangeland Sciences at OSU.
Her research interests include: (1) Human-animal interactions and bonding, including animal training and animal assisted intervention programs aimed at improving the lives of humans and animals through mutually beneficial interactions. (2) Lifetime and evolutionary factors influencing the social development of canines (dogs and wolves), domestic cats, and other captive and domesticated species. (3) Evaluating and improving the welfare of animals living as companion, working, or production animals.
More details can be found at the HAI lab website: thehumananimalbond.com