Joseph Garner, Ph.D.

Board Member

Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University

Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Dr. Joseph Garner received his doctoral degree from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, Great Britain, where he studied the developmental neuroethology of stereotypies in captive animals. His postdoctoral research in animal behavior and well-being was undertaken at UC Davis. He served as an Assistant and an Associate Professor of animal behavior and well-being in the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, where he also held a courtesy appointment in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. 

Dr. Garner joined the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford in 2011. Dr. Garner's research interests include the development of refined methods in behavioral research; abnormal behaviors in animals (including barbering and ulcerative dermatitis) and their relationships with abnormal behaviors in humans; mouse well-being and enrichment; and the scientific impact of well-being problems in lab animals. 

Dr. Garner serves, or has served, as a council member for the International Society for Applied Ethology, an editor for Applied Animal Behavior Science, a special topics section editor for the Journal of Animal Science, on the AAALAC Board of Trustees, on the SCAW Board of Trustees and on the TLC Scientific Advisory Board.