Mystera Samuelson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Summary


Research Interests

Dr. Samuelson is an ethologist specializing in the assessment of animal behavior and cognition, animal welfare, and human-animal interactions. Her research focuses on the refinement of behavioral assessments to promote reproducibility and rigor while simultaneously improving animal welfare outcomes. Further, she is interested in leveraging this knowledge of animal behavior and cognition to improve health outcomes for those interacting with these animals in a variety of contexts.

Dr. Samuelson serves jointly as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health as well as the Director of the UNMC Animal Behavior Core here at UNMC.

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