Erika Friedmann, PhD

Erika Friedmann, PhD
  • Professor
    Organizational Systems and Adult Health
  • Associate Dean for Research
    Research and Scholarship
Location:
Room 402A, School of Nursing Building
Phone:
410-706-0659
Email:
friedmann@umaryland.edu

Education

  • PhD, Biology , University of Pennsylvania

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

  • Date:
    2019 - 2021
    Title:
    Evaluating the Efficacy of a Service Dog Training Program for Military Veterans with PTSD
    Sponsoring Organization:
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2016 - 2020
    Title:
    Pet ownership and successful aging: A longitudinal cohort study
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Mars/WALTHAM
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2016 - 2018
    Title:
    Faculty Mentorship Program
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Maryland Higher Education Commission
    Role:
    Co-Principal
  • Date:
    2015 - 2020
    Title:
    Leadership Consortium
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Health Services Cost Review Commission
    Role:
    Supporting

Research Interests

  • Integration of biological social and psychological factors into health and health related behaviors; stress and alleviation of stress; animal companions/pets and human health; Rersearch methods and multivariate approaches to analyses of health-related data

Publications

  • Morales, K., Krause-Parello, C., Hatzfield, J., Simpson, M., Friedmann, E., Kolossa, J., et al (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Strategic Aeromedical Evacuation (AE): Examining Physiologic and Psychological Stress in AE Patients. Military Behavioral Health. doi:10.1080/21635781.2018.1543062
  • Krause-Parello, C., Friedmann, E., Blanchard, K., Payton, M. & Gee, N. R.. Veterans and shelter dogs: Examining the impact of dog-walking intervention on physiological and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Anthrozoos.
  • Friedmann, E., Galik, E., Cheon, J., Han, N. & Kim, H. (2019, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Relationship of behavioral interactions during an animal-assisted intervention to health-related outcomes. Anthrozoos, 32 (2), 221-238.
  • Krause-Parello, C., Friedmann, E., Wilson, C., Hatzfield, J., Kolossa, J. & Hackney, A.. Relation of PTSD symptom severity to the efficacy of an animal-assisted intervention for stress reduction after military aeromedical evacuation. Stress and Health.
  • Rawlett, K. E. & Friedmann, E. (2019, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Mindfulness based intervention with and attentional comparison group in at risk young adolescents: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Integrative Medicine Research. doi:10.1016/j.imr.2019.04.002
  • Friedmann, E. & Gee, N. (2018, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 12). Critical review of research methods used to consider the impact of human–animal interaction on older adults’ health. The Gerontologist. doi:10.1093/geront/gnx150
  • Fine, A. H. & Friedmann, E. (2018, December). Involving Our Pets in Relationship Building - Pets and Elder Well-Being.. Social Isolation in Later Life, 161-180. New York: Springer.
  • Gilden, R. C., McElroy, K., Friedmann, E., Spanier, A., Son, H., Obot Witherspoon, N., et al (2018). Train-the-Trainer Approach in the Eco-Healthy Child Care® Program.. Health Behav Policy Rev.™, 5 (2), 59-65. doi:10.14485/HBPR.5.2.6

Presentations

  • Year:
    2019
    Title:
    Pet ownership patterns and health outcomes in community-living older adults
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    International Society for Anthrozoology
    Location:
    Orlando FL United States
  • Year:
    2018
    Title:
    Research methods used to consider the impact of HAI on older adults’ health
    Sponsoring Organization:
    International Society for Anthrozoology
    Location:
    Sydney Australia
  • Year:
    2019
    Title:
    Observation of live fish elevates mood and improves relaxation but does not improve math task performance
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    International Society for Anthrozoology
    Location:
    Orlando FL United States
  • Year:
    2019
    Title:
    Pet ownership history and successful aging outcomes in community-living older adults
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Gerontological Society of America
    Location:
    Austin TX
  • Year:
    2019
    Title:
    Veterans and shelter dogs: A longitudinal study examining the impact of a dog-walk intervention on psychological and physiological stress measures
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Insternational Society for Anthrozoology
    Location:
    Orlando FL United States

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Research methods/statistics

Honors/Awards

  • Name:
    Distinguished Anthrozoologist Award
    Sponsoring organization:
    International Society for Anthrozoology
    Date:
    July 2019
  • Name:
    Jane M. Kirschling Excellence in Leadership Award
    Sponsoring organization:
    University of Maryland School of Nursing
    Date:
    December 2018
  • Name:
    Honoarary Membership
    Sponsoring organization:
    Sigman theta Tau International
    Date:
    October 2017
  • Name:
    Fellow
    Sponsoring organization:
    International Society for Anthrozoology
    Date:
    July 2016
  • Name:
    Johannes Odendaal Award
    Sponsoring organization:
    International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO)
    Date:
    July 2016

Academic and Professional Activities

Professional

  • Organization:
    Anthrozoos
    Role:
    Deputy Editor
  • Organization:
    Triservice Nursing Research Program
    Role:
    Grant Reviewer/Referee
  • Organization:
    International Society for Anthrozoology
    Role:
    Board of Directors