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Mollie Bloomsmith


Positions: Core Group Member, Editorial Advisor


Mollie Bloomsmith is the Director of Behavioral Management at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center where she supervises the enrichment, socialization and animal training programs. She has published more than 100 scientific papers evaluating behavioral management and its impact on animal welfare in laboratories and zoos, with a special concentration on the well-being of nonhuman primates. Since 1992, Mollie has taught workshops on behavioral management to individuals working in zoos and animal laboratories. She has served as an Editorial Advisor to The Shape of Enrichment since 2005. She is also on the Editorial Boards for two scientific journals focusing on animal welfare. Mollie is a founding Board Member of Chimp Haven, a federally funded chimpanzee sanctuary, and is the Research Advisor to the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan working to manage the chimpanzee population in U.S. zoos. Mollie holds a B.S. degree in Animal Behavior from the University of California at Davis, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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