Research Fellow, Institute for Human-Animal Connection
What I do
Ashley Taeckens-Seabaugh, MSW, is the Therapeutic Human-Animal Interactions (THAI) Research Fellow at the University of Denver’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection. In this role, she is most excited about tapping into new social science and social justice topics and interventions related to THAI. Ashley is a social work researcher and gerontologist with over seven years of paid academic research experience, in addition to a breadth of mental health experience (i.e., reducing stigma) to date. She earned her MSW in 2018 at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work with a concentration in Aging Services and Policy. As an undergraduate, Ashley earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Gerontology in 2015 at Missouri State University. She is also a lifetime member of the Psi Chi Honor Society and the Phi Alpha Honor Society as well as an annual member of the Colorado Gerontological Society and the Gerontological Society of America.
Taeckens-Seabaugh, A., McLaughlin K. J., Greenfield, J., Wang, K., and Chess, E. (2021). Impaired financial decision-making as an early marker of cognitive decline: Implications for financial security. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 64(4), 340-347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2021.1894522