Talk to the animals
Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz's interest in what animals can teach us about the human body and mind has led her to focus on the species-spanning similarities in female health.
May 19, 2023
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Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, is a cardiologist at UCLA Health and has been a professor of medicine for more than 25 years. She also happens to be an evolutionary biologist, a practice that influences her specialized research. Dr. Natterson-Horowitz studies female animals to learn more about women's health issues she treats in the clinic. On a recent visit to the Los Angeles Zoo, Dr. Natterson-Horowitz stopped by the habitats of the okapi and giraffe – two related species that can teach much about women's cardiovascular health.