The Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (CHAIRE) is committed to expanding our knowledge of the interrelationships between people, animals and the environment. CHAIRE is unique from other existing centers in that the animals and interactions examined expand beyond companion animals and equine to also include agricultural animals, wildlife and exotic animals. Another important distinction of CHAIRE is the purposeful effort to consider all human-animal interactions from not only the human perspective, but also the animal perspective.

Contact us at chaire@osu.edu or by phone at 614-292-1073.


  1. CHAIRE Graduate Students Pass Thesis Exams

    Apr 6, 2020

    Congratulations to our graduate students, Brittany Fischer and Jade Werner, for passing their thesis exams!

    On Thursday April 2 Brittany presented, "Development of an Evidence-Based Welfare Approach for Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in Human Care" and on Friday April 3 Jade presented, "Use of Hair Cortisol Analysis to Evaluate the Influence of Housing Conditions on Long-term Stress in Horses."

  2. Human-Animal Interactions from Home

    Apr 3, 2020

    Working from home during these unprecedented times? Do you suddenly have new co-workers that are also your furry friends? Let's share our human-animal interactions! Send a picture and description to chaire@osu.edu for a chance to be featured on our website and social media pages. Below are some of the submissions we have received so far!




  3. Merging Business and Animals

    Feb 17, 2020

    The Human-Animal Interactions Club is hosting a panel on Thursday March 19th at 6pm which will discuss the roles that marketing and operations management play in human-animal interactions. Professionals on the panel include the Vice President of Animal Programs, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, retired Production Engineering Leader, Honda North America, and CHAIRE Co-Director.

    This is a free event that all are welcome to attend. No registration is required.