2022 Research Day

The 38th YSE Research Day takes place on April 8, 2022

Research Day is our yearly opportunity to showcase the diverse, multidisciplinary research conducted at the Yale School of the Environment.

Once you have logged in, you can view this year's Agenda and read the collection of Abstracts.


2022 Keynote Address

Female Health Across the Tree of Life: Insights at the Intersection of Women's Health and Planetary Health

portrait of Natterson-Horowitz


B. Natterson-Horowitz, MD

Medicine and Cardiology

Evolutionary Medicine Program
University of California, Los Angeles



B. Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., is a physician and evolutionary biologist. Her research centers on the natural world as a source of scientific insights for health and development. 

She has faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and Harvard University’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. At UCLA she is a Professor of Medicine and Cardiology and co-directs the UCLA Evolutionary Medicine Program and its graduate degree program. 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, co-authored with Kathryn Bowers, was a Finalist in 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. 

Their latest book, Wildhood, winner of the Association for Science Education Book of the Year Award, uses the lenses of evolutionary biology, neuroscience and animal behavior to better understand the species-spanning challenges of growing up. In 2019 BioInspired Medicine was selected by the Nobel Assembly as the theme of its Nobel Conference. Dr. Natterson-Horowitz delivered the opening keynote address.