Dr. Ellen Rankins, who had previously been a Ph.D. Candidate in the Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences Graduate Program, under the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University, successfully defended her dissertation on Wednesday, July 5, 2023.
Dr. Rankins presented her doctoral thesis, “The Human-Horse Interaction In The Context Of Equine Assisted Activities” during a hybrid event both in person and via Zoom Webinar.
Dr. Rankins’ doctoral defense focused on her research into using Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) with Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how these activities affect both the horse and the human who partake in the treatment.
To view the recording of the defense, please go to: https://go.rutgers.edu/RankinsRecording