David Katz

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  • Founding Director, Yale Prevention Research Center
  • Founder and President, True Health Initiative
  • Immediate Past-President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Katz has been acclaimed by colleagues as the “poet laureate” of health promotion and praised by audiences around the world for his passionate work to help us live longer, healthier lives. A clinician, researcher, author, inventor, journalist, and media personality, Dr. Katz is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions; supported nominations for the position of U.S. Surgeon General; recognition by Greatist.com as one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness in the world; and inclusion by LinkedIn as one of the original 150 INfluencers.

 

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I just wanted to let you know what a joy it was to have Dr. Katz as our keynote speaker for the Monterey Bay Regional Heart Symposium this year. We have received nothing but accolades from grateful participants in this years program. He covered the topics so well and rendered inspiration to the physicians, nurses, dietitians and school officials who attended. We are so grateful to him and your agency in working with us in bringing him back to the Monterey Peninsula.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted David Katz
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • University of Bridgeport
  • Almond Board
  • CAPG
  • Texas International Produce Association
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • National Wellness Institute
  • MultiCare Health System
  • National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality
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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 healt ...

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. ...

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 nine 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 p ...

For nine 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. ...

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. ...

Dr. Katz debunks myths about dietary confusion and shows that the basic theme of healthful eating is well established and clear.

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<p><strong>David Katz sought-out for the ultimate guide in how to eat right </strong></p>

David Katz sought-out for the ultimate guide in how to eat right

Founding Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center and Founder/President of The Health Initiative, DAVID KATZ recently shared insights into healthy eating in a fascinating and informative interview with New York Magazine’s Grub Street. Grub Street’s most-viewed story for over a week, the interview, “The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right,” also appeared in the March 19th edition of New York Magazine. The conversation spans truly every topic related to healthy eating, from diet fads and how we should feel about gluten, to the “healthiest” alcohol and what to look for on nutrition labels. Interesting, chock-full of science-backed facts, and at times hilarious, the interview wonderfully showcases how Katz balances substance and humor as a speaker. Through his work at the True Health Initiative, Katz hopes to make the fundamental truths about healthy, sustainable living and eating common knowledge worldwide.  He is also the author of a forthcoming book The Truth About Food, and served as the President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Regularly sought-out to deliver insights on healthcare, medicine and diet,  Katz is set to deliver a keynote at the upcoming Nutraceuticals and Medicine Conference, and was recently named to Virgin Pulse’s prestigious Science Advisory Board and delivered a keynote at their Thrive Summit. Heralded as “outstanding” (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine); “a total pro” (Almond Board); and “awesome” (Texas International Produce Association), Katz consistently receives rave reviews such as: "We had an overwhelmingly positive response to Dr. Katz's presentation. We thank you for all your assistance in contributing to our event" (MultiCare Health System).

<p>Dr. Katz is the founder and president of Turn the Tide Foundation, whose mission is t<span>o foster healthy environments and nutrition education</span></p>

Dr. Katz is the founder and president of Turn the Tide Foundation, whose mission is to foster healthy environments and nutrition education

This nonprofit develops programs to support weight loss in classrooms, offices and for families at home.  Through nutrition education, activity promotion and community, Turn the Tide seeks to promote environments that support healthy choices.  Read more about Unjunk Yourself, Nutrition Detectives, and the National Exchange for Weight Loss Resistance and more.

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<p>Dr. Katz' Latest Articles on LinkedIn</p>

Dr. Katz' Latest Articles on LinkedIn

Dr. DAVID L. KATZ is the Founding Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center and Director of the Integrative Medicine Center. Impassioned and dedicated to keep the public informed with cutting edge information in lifestyle medicine, Dr. Katz publishes regular articles to inform and explain the latest health related news from healthcare, government, industry, and the globe.  

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HORAN’s Health Management Symposium featured a keynote presentation from one of the world's most influential people in health and wellness-- DR. DAVID KATZ.  The Founding Director of Yale Prevention Research Center, President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Director of the Integrative Medicine Center, Dr. Katz discussed how small changes in behavior patterns are key for improving health. He also explained how people can reduce their chance of chronic illness by up to 80% using feet, fingers and forks in order to improve their diet and exercise as well as reduce tobacco use. Revealing the results of the 2015 HORAN Wellness Best Practices Survey at this event the organizers reported they were “Thrilled with the results of the event … we had great attendance and Dr. Katz delivered as expected.”   

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Biography

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM 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).  He completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health.

He 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, a non-profit organization established to promote messages about healthy, sustainable diet and lifestyle in the service of adding years to lives and life to years around the globe. 

Katz directed the development of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index® used in the NuVal® nutritional guidance system, the world’s most robustly validated nutrient profiling system.  He is the Founder (2016) and CEO of his own start-up company, developing a disruptively innovative approach to dietary intake assessment, and diet coaching- known as Diet Quality Photo Navigation (DQPN; DQPN™, LLC).  He serves as Chief Science Officer for Better+ Therapeutics (https://bettertherapeutics.io/), a digital therapeutic platform devoted to the use of diet and lifestyle for the treatment and reversal of chronic disease.

The recipient of many awards for his contributions to public health, he has received three honorary doctorate degrees.  Katz was named one of the nation’s top nutrition experts for 2017-2018 by DietSpotlight.com (https://www.dietspotlight.com/n/david-katz/). Dr. Katz has held faculty positions at the Yale University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and served as Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine for nearly a decade.  He currently holds an appointment as adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine

He holds 5 U.S. patents with other patents pending, and invented the research method known as “evidence mapping.”  He has published roughly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters, and 15 books to date, including multiple editions of leading textbooks in both Preventive Medicine, and nutrition.  Prominent as a journalist and commentator addressing matters of health and medicine, Dr. Katz has been quoted in most major magazines and newspapers, and has appeared widely on radio and television- and served as a regular on-air medical contributor for Good Morning America/ABC News for over two years.  He has delivered addresses at major universities and conferences throughout the United States and countries around the world on six continents.  Widely recognized for his abilities as an orator, Dr. Katz has been hailed by peers as “the poet laureate of health promotion.” In 2018, Katz was named conference chair for the annual Art & Science of Health Promotion conference.

Recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease, he has a social media following of well over 920,000. 

He and his wife, Catherine, founder of Cuisinicity.com, live in Connecticut.  They have 5 children.