The Way to Eat
An expert health consultant, Dr. Katz weighs in on effective strategies for weight control and better nutritional health. Providing realistic solutions for everyday health quandaries, Dr. Katz leaves audiences motivated and inspired to make simple lifestyle changes and improve their collective health.
The Rational Un-fattening of America’s Families: Can We Get There From Here?
Dr. Katz addresses the challenges in our “obesigenic” environment, and describes the blend of public politics and personal empowerment needed to take us toward a healthier future.
Integrative Medicine: A Bridge Over Healthcare’s Troubled Waters
For six years, Dr. Katz has campaigned tirelessly for the practice of integrative medicine - the blending of conventional medical practices with complementary/alternative medicine (CAM). Dr. Katz discusses the importance of combining evidence-based therapies, such as medication, with complementary practices, such as massage therapy. What makes this model unique is Dr. Katz's notion of relying on evidence-based medicine, yet looking to alternatives when the evidence runs out.
Medical Decision Making: The Art & Science of Science & Judgment
In this discussion, Dr. Katz explains the basic principles that serve as a foundation for a good medical decision and how these same principles can be applied to everyday life choices.
The Basic Care & Feeding of Homo Sapiens: Are We Truly Clueless?
Dr. Katz debunks myths about dietary confusion and shows that the basic theme of healthful eating is well established and clear.
Nationally Renowned Authority on Nutrition
Dr. Katz is the founding (1998) director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center. He received his BA from Dartmouth College (1984; Magna Cum Laude); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He is a two-time diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and a clinical instructor in medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Katz is known internationally for expertise in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention. He has published roughly 150 scientific articles; innumerable blogs and columns; nearly 1,000 newspaper articles; and twelve books to date, with 4 more currently in production. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, and a blogger/medical review board member for the Huffington Post. In 2012, he became a medical contributor for US News & World Report.
Established Medical Consultant
Dr. Katz remains active in patient care, and directs the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He is the Medical Director for the Weight Forward program, and Senior Medical Advisor to Mindstream Academy. He helped establish, and formerly directed, one of the nation’s first combined training program in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, and served as Director of Medical Studies In Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine for 8 years (1996-2004). Programming Katz and colleagues have developed- such as Nutrition Detectivesä and ABC for Fitnessä -has been adopted by thousands of public schools throughout the U.S., and abroad, and is reaching many tens of thousands of children. Katz has five U.S. patents, several patents pending, and is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (patents pending) utilized in the NuVal® nutrition guidance program currently offered in over 1,600 supermarkets throughout the United States, from coast to coast, reaching some 30 million consumers.
Recognized as a Top Physician in Preventive Medicine
He has been recognized three times by the Consumers Research Council of America as one of the nation's top physicians in Preventive Medicine. He was nominated for the position of US Surgeon General in 2009 by the American College of Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, among others. He was the 2011 recipient of the Katharine Boucot Sturgis award from the American College of Preventive Medicine, the most prestigious award the College confers, awarded for illustrious career contributions to the field of Preventive Medicine. Also in 2011, Dr. Katz received the Lenna Frances Cooper Award from the American Dietetic Association (now known as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) for illustrious contributions to the field of nutrition. In 2012, he was the first inductee into the Marketing Disease Prevention in America hall of fame for efforts related to childhood obesity control. Also in 2012, Katz received the annual J. Warren Perry Award and Lectureship at the University at Buffalo and was the Stanley P. Mayers Endowed Lecturer at Penn State University. Dr. Katz is a leading voice in medical media, is quoted almost daily in major news publications, and appears routinely on national TV. He speaks routinely at conferences and meetings throughout the United States, and the world, and has delivered addresses in at least 7 countries. Widely recognized as a gifted public speaker, Katz has been acclaimed by peers as the “poet laureate of health promotion.”