Aysha Akhtar

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AyshaAkhtar, M.D., M.P.H.,is double Board-Certified in both Neurology and Preventive Medicine and is the Deputy Director of the Armys Traumatic Brain Injury Program. Previously, she worked for the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats of the Food and Drug Administration. She is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service, is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre forAnimalEthics, and is a Consultant Editor for theJournal ofAnimalEthics.She is the author ofAnimalsand Public Healthand lives in Maryland with her husband Patrick and their ornery feline, Silos.

Carl Safina's work has been recognized with MacArthur, Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships, and his writing has won Orion, Lannan, and National Academies literary awards and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He has a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University and he hosted the 10-part PBS seriesSaving the Oceanwith Carl Safina. He is the author of seven books, most recentlyBeyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel.

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Our Symphony with Animals

On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies
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A leader in the fields ofanimalethics and neurology, Dr.AyshaAkhtar examines the rich human-animal connection and how interspecies empathy enriches our well-being.

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