Jennifer W Applebaum

Jennifer W Applebaum,

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Environmental and Global Health
Business Email: jennyapplebaum@ufl.edu

About Jennifer W Applebaum

Jennifer W. Applebaum, MS, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental & Global Health at the University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions. Trained as a Medical Sociologist with a background in animal sheltering, Dr. Applebaum’s research focuses, broadly, on the implications of social inequalities on human and companion animal health and well-being. Drawing from sociological theory and concepts to take a social approach to the One Health framework, her research is interested in the intersection of stress, structural-level social processes, the social determinants of health, and the human-animal bond.

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Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2022-2023
SYA4930 Special Study
2018-2019
SYG2000 Principles of Sociology

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-8091-5344

Publications

2024
Correction: The impact of pet ownership on healthcare access and utilization among people with HIV.
PloS one. 19(2) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0299559. [PMID] 38394121.
2023
Childhood Adversity Moderates Change in Latent Patterns of Psychological Adjustment during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a Survey of U.S. Adults
Social Sciences. 12(3) [DOI] 10.3390/socsci12030185.
2023
Longitudinal associations between allostatic load, pet ownership, and socioeconomic position among U.S. adults aged 50+
SSM – Population Health. 21 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101344. [PMID] 36684398.
2023
Pet ownership is associated with harmful alcohol use among a cohort of people with HIV: a brief research report.
Frontiers in psychiatry. 14 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1258850. [PMID] 37908599.
2023
The impact of pet ownership on healthcare access and utilization among people with HIV
PLOS ONE. 18(11) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0292658. [PMID] 37910449.
2023
The Impact of Sustained Ownership of a Pet on Cognitive Health: A Population-Based Study
Journal of Aging and Health. 35(3-4):230-241 [DOI] 10.1177/08982643221122641. [PMID] 36006805.
2023
“Whoever takes the dog gets the house”: How older adults negotiate, budget, and deploy resources for multispecies family health and well-being
Social Work in Mental Health. 21(6):757-783 [DOI] 10.1080/15332985.2023.2265005. [PMID] 37860711.
2022
Positive Engagement with Pets Buffers the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Callous-Unemotional Traits in Children
Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 37(19-20):NP17205-NP17226 [DOI] 10.1177/08862605211028301.
2022
“He was like, my ride or die”: Sexual and Gender Minority Emerging Adults’ Perspectives on Living With Pets During the Transition to Adulthood
Emerging Adulthood. 10(4):1008-1025 [DOI] 10.1177/21676968211025340.
2021
Attachment to Pets Moderates Transitions in Latent Patterns of Mental Health Following the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a Survey of U.S. Adults
Animals. 11(3) [DOI] 10.3390/ani11030895. [PMID] 33801041.
2021
Child and Pet Care-Planning During COVID-19: Considerations for the Evolving Family Unit.
Family relations. 70(3):705-716 [DOI] 10.1111/fare.12542. [PMID] 34230735.
2021
Human–Animal Interaction and Perinatal Mental Health: A Narrative Review of Selected Literature and Call for Research
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18(19) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph181910114. [PMID] 34639416.
2021
Love, fear, and the human-animal bond: On adversity and multispecies relationships
Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology. 7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cpnec.2021.100071. [PMID] 34485952.
2021
Pet-Friendly for Whom? An Analysis of Pet Fees in Texas Rental Housing.
Frontiers in veterinary science. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fvets.2021.767149. [PMID] 34820439.
2021
Social Support and Attachment to Pets Moderate the Association between Sexual and Gender Minority Status and the Likelihood of Delaying or Avoiding COVID-19 Testing
Social Sciences. 10(8) [DOI] 10.3390/socsci10080301.
2021
Testing the moderating role of victimization and microaggressions on the relationship between human-animal interaction and psychological adjustment among LGBTQ+ emerging adults
Human-animal interaction bulletin. [DOI] 10.1079/hai.2021.0015.
2021
The Impact of Pet Care Needs on Medical Decision-Making among Hospitalized Patients: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Patient Experience
Journal of Patient Experience. 8 [DOI] 10.1177/23743735211046089. [PMID] 34616880.
2021
The Impact of Pets on Everyday Life for Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Frontiers in public health. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2021.652610. [PMID] 33898382.
2020
How pets factor into healthcare decisions for COVID-19: A One Health perspective.
One health (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100176. [PMID] 33062838.
2020
The Concerns, Difficulties, and Stressors of Caring for Pets during COVID-19: Results from a Large Survey of U.S. Pet Owners
Animals. 10(10) [DOI] 10.3390/ani10101882. [PMID] 33076475.
2018
Animal cruelty as an indicator of family trauma: Using adverse childhood experiences to look beyond child abuse and domestic violence.
Child abuse & neglect. 76:287-296 [DOI] 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.11.011. [PMID] 29175278.
2017
Factors that Influence Intake to One Municipal Animal Control Facility in Florida: A Qualitative Study.
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI. 7(7) [DOI] 10.3390/ani7070048. [PMID] 28665336.

Education

PhD, Sociology
2017-2023 · University of Florida
MS, Veterinary Medical Sciences
2015-2017 · University of Florida
BA, Interdisciplinary Studies
2002-2005 · Emerson College

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