Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
Harvard Medical School
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Barbara Natterson-Horowitz is a cardiologist and evolutionary biologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Harvard University’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she is also founding codirector of the university’s Evolutionary Medicine Program. Her phylogeny lab focuses on the natural world as a source of insights to improve health and development.

Dr. Natterson-Horowitz recently launched Female Health Across the Tree of Life, a research initiative bringing together leaders in women’s health, One Health, and planetary health. Her New York Times bestseller Zoobiquity, coauthored with Kathryn Bowers, was a finalist for the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Science Books Award, a Smithsonian Top Book of 2012, and a Discover Magazine Best Book of the Year. Her 2019 book with Bowers, Wildhood: The Astounding Connections between Human and Animal Adolescents, compares the challenges of coming of age across human and animal species.

She earned her bachelor’s and master's degrees in evolutionary biology from Harvard University and her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.

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