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. OSU Animal Welfare Judging Team Wins Top Awards at AVMA Contest

    Nov 28, 2022

    On November 19th and 20th, The OSU Animal Welfare Judging Team travelled to North Carolina State University to compete in the annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest (AWJAC), hosted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Coached by CHAIRE Member Zach England, assisted by Madeline Winans (CHAIRE Program Coordinator), the team had another very successful year at the contest, competing amongst 225 total participants from 23 different universities across North America.

  2. CHAIRE Co-Hosts EPN Breakfast Program - What is Wild?!

    Nov 17, 2022

    CHAIRE recently co-hosted a second breakfast program with the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN), "What is Wild?!

  3. CHAIRE Member Dr. Jess Pempek Leads Project to Improve Dairy Beef Calf Welfare

    Oct 24, 2022

    Earlier this month, the final round of data collection was completed for a research project led by CHAIRE member, Dr. Jess Pempek (Assistant Professor & Animal Welfare Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences), that is aimed at better understanding the welfare of dairy beef calves upon arrival to calf-raising facilities.