Pet Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy Studies
The Integrative Medicine and Health Program studies how pet therapy and other forms of animal-assisted therapy can help improve outcomes for patients in the hospital, and help patients with fibromyalgia recover from or better cope with their health problems.
Clinical trials from the Integrative Medicine and Health Program to better understand how and when the presence of an animal can help improve outcomes for patients include:
- Animal-assisted therapy to improve outcomes for patients in the hospital. Judy Ann (Judy) K. Tan, M.D., is the principal investigator of a study to determine when animal-assisted therapy is used and how it affects patients. Learn more or enroll.
- Inclusion of dogs in fibromyalgia treatment. Led by Arya B. Mohabbat, M.D., researchers are studying how the presence of a dog might improve results for patients receiving conventional treatments for fibromyalgia. Learn more or enroll.