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Dr. Mollie A. Bloomsmith

Associate Director

Center for Conservation and Behavior

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Center for Conservation and Behavior

Background Information

Employment History


Chimp Haven Inc

Director of Behavioral Management

Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University

Associate Professor

Emory University

Editorial Board

Georgia Institute of Technology

Zoo and Wildlife Section Editor

Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science

Associate Director of the Center for Conservation and Behavior

Georgia Institute of Technology


Founding Board Member
Chimp Haven Inc

Editorial Advisor
Enrichment Inc

Chair of the Primate Care Committee
American Society of Primatologists

Research Advisor
AZA's Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan

Research Advisor
American Zoo & Aquarium Association


B.S. degree

Animal Behavior

University of California at Davis


animal behavior

University of California , Davis


Experimental Psychology

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Mollie Bloomsmith, Ph.D.

Associate Director
Center for Conservation and Behavior

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Mollie Bloomsmith Mollie A. Bloomsmith, PhD, currently serves as the head of behavioral management at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University. She supervises the enrichment, socialization, and animal training programs at Yerkes, and serves on Emory’s IACUC. Previously Dr. Bloomsmith held positions that focused on similar work at Zoo Atlanta and at the MD Anderson Cancer Center site in Bastrop, Texas. For more than 30 years Dr. Bloomsmith’s interests have been in applying the scientific method to assess the well-being of captive primates and to utilize these scientific findings to enhance their care.

Dr. Bloomsmith is the chair of the primate care committee of the American Society of Primatologists, a founding board member of Chimp Haven (a chimpanzee sanctuary), and has also served on the editorial boards of three welfare journals. She supervises graduate students studying primate well-being, teaches workshops on the behavioral management of primates, and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences. She has published more than 125 articles related to the behavioral management of animals in laboratories and in zoos. Dr. Bloomsmith earned her PhD in experimental psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987, and her BS in animal behavior from the University of California, Davis, in 1982.

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Mollie Bloomsmith

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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