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. Influence of the Human-Animal Bond on Military Veterans

    Sep 24, 2020

    In January 2020, Dr. Kim Cole was one of three recipients of CHAIRE’s RFP graduate student funding for her project titled “Influence of the Human-Animal Bond on Oxytocin Levels and Overall Health of Military Veterans and their Animal Counterparts.” This funding includes four semesters of stipend and tuition for Nicole Lorig’s PhD program. Nicole began her program in fall 2020 and plans to begin her data collection in spring 2020, pending further impacts of COVID-19.

  2. Crocodilian Conservation Conquers COVID Closedown

    Sep 4, 2020

    In early August, CHAIRE Advisory Committee Member and Program Head of Zoo and Wildlife Conservation Medicine and Ecosystem Health in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mark Flint, along with EcoHealth Management Assistant Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Jaylene Flint, and Australian Research Manager, Mr. Edward Qualischefski held a workshop to train crocodilian producers and researchers in welfare measurement techniques to study these ancient aquatic reptiles.

  3. Join the Human-Animal Interactions Club

    Sep 1, 2020

    Are you an Ohio State undergraduate student interested in human-animal interactions?

    Our student organization, the Human-Animal Interactions Club, is taking part in the CFAES virtual Back to School Bash Thursday September 3rd from 7:30-8:30pm.

    Stop by anytime to learn more about the club and become a member by following the links below.