Areas of Expertise:
Zoobiquity | evolutionary medicine
Dr. Barbara J. Natterson-Horowitz is a professor of medicine in the UCLA Division of Cardiology and a leading authority on the connection between human and animal health, known as "zoobiquity." As director of the Zoobiquity Research Initiative in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Natterson-Horowitz helped coin the term "Zoobiquity," describing an annual conference and interdisciplinary movement that brings together the fields of veterinary medicine, human medicine, evolutionary and wildlife biology to explore new approaches to health.
Natterson-Horowitz, who has developed undergraduate, graduate and medical school curricula in evolutionary medicine, has worked with the L.A. Zoo in monitoring common heart issues that can affect both humans and animals. Natterson-Horowitz is also the director of Imaging in the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center.