Research Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, Director of Research, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver
Dr. Kevin Morris is the American humane endowed chair and a research associate professor within the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver where he serves as the director of research for its Institute for Human-Animal Connection. Trained as a molecular biologist, he spent 20 years conducting preclinical and clinical cancer research before adapting the focus of his work to improving animal health and welfare through scientific understanding of the human-animal bond. Dr. Morris’ research portfolio currently focuses on measuring the clinical impacts of animal-assisted interventions and on documenting the reciprocal impacts between companion animals and communities. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs and on the Core Scientific Advisory Board for the Michelson Prize and Grants. The overall goal of his efforts is to raise the health and welfare of both people and other animals within the One Health framework.