- PhD - Tufts University (2013)
- MA - Tufts University (2010)
- BA - Tufts University (2008)
- Mueller, M.K., McCullough, L. 2017. Effects of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy on Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
- McKinney, C., Mueller, M.K., Frank, N. 2015. Effects of Therapeutic Riding on Measures of Stress in Horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.
- Geldhof, G.J., Bowers, E.P., Boyd, M.J., Mueller, M.K., Napolitano, C.M., Schmid, K.L., Lerner, J.V., Lerner, R.M. 2014. Creation of short and very short measures of the five Cs of positive youth development. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
- Mueller, M.K. 2014. Human-animal interaction as a context for positive youth development: A relational developmental systems approach to constructing human-animal interaction theory and research. Human Development.
- Mueller, M.K. 2014. Is Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Linked to Positive Youth Development? Initial Answers. Applied Developmental Science.
- Mueller, M.K. 2014. The relationship between types of human–animal interaction and attitudes about animals: An exploratory study. Anthrozoos.
- Linder, D., Mueller, M. 2014. Pet obesity management: Beyond nutrition. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice.
- Mueller, M.K., Callina, K.S. 2014. Human–Animal Interaction as a Context for Thriving and Coping in Military-Connected Youth: The Role of Pets During Deployment. Applied Developmental Science.
- Geldhof, G.J., Weiner, M., Agans, J.P., Mueller, M.K., Lerner, R.M. 2014. Understanding Entrepreneurial Intent in Late Adolescence: The Role of Intentional Self-Regulation and Innovation. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
- Geldhof, G.J., Bowers, E.P., Mueller, M.K., Napolitano, C.M., Callina, K.S., Lerner, R.M. 2014. Longitudinal Analysis of a Very Short Measure of Positive Youth Development. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
- Agans, J.P., Champine, R.B., DeSouza, L.M., Mueller, M.K., Johnson, S.K., Lerner, R.M. 2014. Activity Involvement as an Ecological Asset: Profiles of Participation and Youth Outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
- Geldhof, G.J., Porter, T., Weiner, M.B., Malin, H., Bronk, K.C., Agans, J.P., Mueller, M., Damon, W., Lerner, R.M. 2014. Fostering youth entrepreneurship: Preliminary findings from the young entrepreneurs study. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
- Geldhof, G.J., Malin, H., Johnson, S.K., Porter, T., Bronk, K.C., Weiner, M.B., Agans, J.P., Mueller, M.K., Hunt, D., Colby, A., Lerner, R.M., Damon, W. 2014. Entrepreneurship in young adults: Initial findings from the young entrepreneurs study. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.
- Roholt, R.V., Mueller, M. 2013. Youth advisory structures: listening to young people to support quality youth services.. New directions for youth development.
- Rana, S., Baumgardner, B., Germanic, O., Graff, R., Korum, K., Mueller, M., Randall, S., Simmons, T., Stokes, G., Xiong, W., Peterson, K.K. 2013. From youth worker professional development to organizational change.. New directions for youth development.
- Greenberg, G., Callina, K.S., Mueller, M.K. 2013. Emergence, self-organization and developmental science.. Advances in child development and behavior.
- Napolitano, C.M., Callina, K.S., Mueller, M.K. 2013. Comparing Alternate Approaches to Calculating Reliability for Dichotomous Data: The Sample Case of Adolescent Selection, Optimization, and Compensation. Applied Developmental Science.
- Greenberg, G., Callina, K.S., Mueller, M.K. 2013. Emergence, Self-Organization and Developmental Science. Advances in Child Development and Behavior.
- Lerner, R.M., Napolitano, C.M., Boyd, M.J., Mueller, M.K., Callina, K.S. 2013. Mentoring and positive youth development. Handbook of Youth Mentoring.
- Mueller, M.K., Phelps, E., Bowers, E.P., Agans, J.P., Urban, J.B., Lerner, R.M. 2011. Youth development program participation and intentional self-regulation skills: Contextual and individual bases of pathways to positive youth development. Journal of Adolescence.
General Research Interests
- Human-animal interaction (HAI)
- Positive youth development
- Human-animal interaction and public policy
Selected Research Projects
- The role of companion animals in military families in promoting health and positive development
Research and Clinical Interests
- Evidence-based practice in human-animal interaction (HAI)
- HAI in promoting mental and physical health
- Empirical evaluation of HAI-based programs and interventions
- Human-Animal Interaction in Childhood and Adolescence
Research Interests by Organ System and Disease
Human Animal Interaction (HAI)
- Child development, human-animal interactions in military families
- International Society for Anthrozoology
- Society for Research in Child Development
- Society for Research in Adolescence
- Society for the Study of Human Development