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Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

October 19, Copley Square
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz is a professor, evolutionary biologist, cardiologist, and writer whose research centers on health and development through the natural world. A professor of medicine in the UCLA Division of Cardiology and a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, she is also a co-director of the UCLA Evolutionary Medicine Program whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, and Muse. She was the keynote speaker for the 2019 Nobel Assembly’s Nobel Conference in Stockholm and has been a member of the UCLA Division of Cardiology since 1993. Her 2012 book, the New York Times–bestselling Zoobiquity, which makes the case for a species-spanning approach to health, was the Smithsonian Top Book of 2012 and a finalist for the American Association of the Advancement of Science’s Excellence in Science Books Award. Her most recent release, Wildhood, is an investigation into both human and animal adolescence and young adulthood that Kirkus calls “a lucid, entertaining account of how creatures of many kinds learn to navigate the complex world that adulthood opens.”