Preferred Name: Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, is Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at UCLA and Visiting Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. She Co-Directs the Evolutionary Medicine Program at UCLA.
In 2012, Dr. Natterson-Horowitz co-authored the New York Times bestselling book, Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health. Zoobiquity was named Discover Magazine’s Best Book of 2012, The China Times Best Foreign Translation of 2013, and a Finalist in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Science Books 2012.
Dr. Natterson-Horowitz completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard College and received a Master’s degree from Harvard University. She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and
completed her Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residencies at the University of California, Los Angeles where she served as Chief Resident in both departments. She completed her cardiology fellowship and one year of advanced
training in heart failure and cardiac imaging at the UCLA Division of Cardiology.
Technical Research Interest:
I develop interdisciplinary programs that bring together the fields of veterinary medicine, human medicine, evolutionary and wildlife biology to explore the potential for a species-spanning approach to health. The potential for comparative clinical medicine and evolutionary medicine to yield new approaches and novel hypotheses for important health challenges is only now emerging. Some of the initiatives I have developed to expand the interface between these related but too often disconnected fields have included: