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Postdoctoral research associate, University of Arizona

Leanne Nieforth is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in Human-Animal Interaction at Purdue University, and both her M.S. (Communication) and her B.S. (Animal Science) at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on discovering the science behind human-animal interaction. She is passionate about understanding how we can partner with animals to create effective interventions for the benefit of both the people and the animals involved.


  • 2022–present
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Arizona


  • 2022 
    Purdue University, PhD
  • 2019 
    North Carolina State University, MS