Brenda McCowan, UC Davis

Brenda McCowan is a professor of population health & reproduction at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She is also the director of the McCowan Animal Behavior Laboratory for Welfare and Conservation.

McCowan's research focuses on behavioral biology and ecology with an emphasis on both the basic and applied aspects of animal behavior and communication for enhancing wildlife health and conservation, captive exotic species management, and domesticated animal production, health and well-being.

McCowan is the principal investigator on two active research grants with the National Institutes of Health. The first, behavioral management of deleterious aggression in rhesus macaques, and the second, Expanding the utility of social network analysis for multilevel health outcomes.

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