To overcome absence of proof that HASS works and is good.


Julie Levy and Kevin Horecka

Aaron White
Adan Parra
Bennett Simonsen
Carley Faughn
Colleen Harrington
Cristie Kamiya
Cynthia Karsten
Erin Katribe
Faith Wright
Jennifer Applebaum
Jeremy Guiberteau
Jerrica Owen
Jordan Craig
Julie Levy
Jyothi Roberston
Kathy Pobloskie
Kelly Duer
Kerry Moyers Horton
Kevin Horecka
Kim Waters
Kristen Pogreba Brown
Kylie Boyd
Lisa Feder
MeLissa Webber
Peter Wolf
Rory Adams
Stacey Zeitlin
Steve Porter
Susan Amirian
Tess Hupe
Ximena Salgado-Santamaria


The Research Working group has begun vetting submissions from authors around the world for the special issue of Frontiers in Veterinary Science dedicated to HASS related topics. Additionally, we are beginning to dig into specific early survey data and research topics surfaced by various working groups. We hope to use these insights to help each group accomplish their missions and, where appropriate, generate peer reviewed academic publications on HASS topics.

The Research Working Group just submitted a proposal for a special issue in Frontiers in Veterinary Science around topics in HASS. We will invite over 40 researchers from around the world to participate. Additionally, the research ambassador program has assisted groups in the creation of several surveys to understand the Tier 1 shelters.

The Research Working Group has fully implemented the first round of the Research Ambassador program and begun helping the various WGs with their research plans. In particular, we’ve helped with several survey designs and reviews, a formal survey process, and a plan for initial rounds of publication.

The Research Working Group has been organizing the overall research vision of the HASS model (i.e. what are all the moving parts and how do they relate), how those interact with one-health perspectives (i.e. Animal, Human, and Environment interactions), and how that vision relates to the missions of the individual working groups. We are about to begin a program designed to give individualized help and attention to working groups seeking to better understand the space of research related to their mission, design experiments to answer key questions about the efficacy of their ideas, and publish convincing evidence to help shape the future of sheltering and shelter-related research.

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