Mark Spivak


Summary

Mark received a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. Professionally he has worked in the sciences in the semiconductor industry and in the fields of applied behavioral psychology, animal behavior, and neuroscience. He owns Comprehensive Pet Therapy, an Atlanta-based business that serves customers nationally who desire pet training and behavior modification services. CPT also trains service dogs for US and Canadian clients with physical, hearing, psychiatric, or cognitive disorders. In addition, Mark co-founded Dog Star Technologies, LLC. Dog Star conducts canine neuroscience research, neuromarketing, and canine product development. Mark also functions as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases involving dog behavior. Along with Emory Professor Gregory Berns, Mark developed the first protocols for producing quality fMRI scans of any non-human animal without the use of sedation or restraints. Berns, Spivak and cohorts have since published 5 papers on their work, have a sixth in peer review, and are collecting data for three additional papers.

Animal Behavior Neuroscience Psychiatry & Psychology Veterinary Medicine

Work details

Chief Operating Officer

Dog Star Technologies, LLC

Comprehensive Pet Therapy

Chief Operating Officer

Dog Star Technologies, LLC

Websites

PeerJ Contributions

August 4, 2015
11 citations
999 downloads
9,962 views
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https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1115 PubMed 26290784
September 30, 2014
11 citations
389 downloads
3,004 views
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https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.596 PubMed 25289182
May 14, 2015 - Version: 1
386 downloads
1,192 views
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https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.1071v1