Human-Animal Bond in Colorado adds graduate research assistant

graduate research assistant tiffany banks and her dog abe
Tiffany Banks is a new a graduate research assistant with Human-Animal Bond in Colorado, and a doctoral student in CSU’s School of Social Work.

Human-Animal Bond in Colorado is pleased to announce the addition of Tiffany Banks as a graduate research assistant. Banks is a doctoral student in CSU’s School of Social Work.

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Banks earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland with a sub-specialization in Maternal and Child Health.

Banks has spent her career working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. She completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2009, and is an active disability rights advocate locally and nationally. She brings experience in animal-assisted intervention research with psychiatric-hospitalized youth with autism.

A former school social worker, Banks also worked in public schools as a certified therapy team with her canine companion, Abe. She and Abe moved to Colorado in 2015. In addition to being a foster family for dogs through Mile High Lab Rescue, the Banks family also includes Bella the corgi, Poe the cat, three chickens, two ferrets, and an aquarium.

About Human-Animal Bond in Colorado

Founded in 1993, Human-Animal Bond in Colorado (HABIC) is a center in the School of Social Work, part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences. HABIC’S mission is to improve the quality of life for people of all ages through the therapeutic use of companion animals, with particular focus in the areas of community outreach, teaching, and research.