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Dr. David Katz

David Katz M.D.

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Immediate Past-President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Founder/President of the True Health Initiative.  Katz earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). The recipient of many awards for his contributions to public health, he has received three honorary doctorate degrees. Katz holds 5 US patents, with others pending, and invented the research method known as “evidence mapping.”  He has roughly 200 peer-reviewed publications.  Katz is recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease, and has a social media following of over 850,000.

David Katz. M.D.

  • Director and Co-Founder, Yale Prevention Research Center
  • Director and Founder, Integrative Medicine Center, Griffin Hospital, Yale University
  • ABC News Medical Consultant
  • Weekly blog for U.S. News & World Report and The Huffington Post
  • Adjunct Professor George Washington Univ. Medical School, Washington D.C.
  • President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Editor and Chief of the Childhood Obesity Journal
  • 2014 - Top 10 Social Health Maker’s in Men’s Health (#1); Sharecare.com
  • 2015 - 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness (#21); Greatist.com
  • 2015 - Healthy Living Award, The Packer, Texas International Produce Association, Viva Fresh Expo, Austin, Texas, 3/15
  • 2016 - 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness (#21); Greatist.com
  • U.S. Surgeon General nominee
  • Founder and President, Turn the Tide Foundation
  • Inventor of NuVal, a Nutritional Guidance System used by 30 million people
  • Newest book: Disease Proof

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Short Biography

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Past-President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Founder/President of the True Health Initiative .  Katz earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). The recipient of many awards for his contributions to public health, he has received three honorary doctorates. He holds 5 US patents, with others pending. He invented the research method known as “evidence mapping;” is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (ONQI™) algorithm; and invented the first fundamentally new dietary intake assessment method in decades, called Diet Quality Photo Navigation (https://www.dqpn.io/ ). He has authored roughly 200 peer-reviewed publications, many hundreds of health columns both on-line and in print, and 16 books to date including leading textbooks in both nutrition and preventive medicine. His most recent book is The Truth about Food , with all proceeds going to support the True Health Initiative . He has served as one of the expert judges for the annual rankings of diets by US News & World Report for much of the past decade. In 2018, Katz was selected as Chair for the annual Art & Science of Health Promotion conference, and he was a 2019 nominee for a James Beard Foundation Award in the category of health journalism. Katz is recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease. He reaches a social media following of nearly one million.