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 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.
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 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.Read more about Dr. Katz's programs thru Turn the Tide >>
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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.Read his regular LinkedIn posts...
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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David L. Katz MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984; in 3 years); 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 (Norwalk Hospital, CT; 1991), and Preventive Medicine/Public Health (Yale University School of Medicine; 1993). He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He has received two Honorary Doctorates (Humane Letters; L.H.D.) from the University of Bridgeport (2013), and Quinnipiac University (2015).
Dr. Katz is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center; President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Childhood Obesity; Chief Science Officer for NuVal LLC; founding director (2000) of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital; and a Clinical Instructor at the Yale School of Medicine where he previously served as Director of Medical Studies in Public Health. He is on numerous editorial and scientific advisory boards, chairing several. A clinician, researcher, author, novelist, inventor, poet, journalist, and media personality, Dr. Katz is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. He has been a widely supported nominee for the position of U.S. Surgeon General, and has been recognized by Greatist.com as one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness in the world for the past 3 years (2013-).
Dr. Katz was among the original 150 thought leaders invited by LinkedIN to blog as an INfluencer, and currently ranks in the top 45 on a list that includes the President of the United States; the Prime Minister of England; the Prime Minister of India; the Secretary General of the United Nations; the President of the World Bank; Bill Gates; Richard Branson; Arianna Huffington, among many other notables. He has appeared on most major television news programs and talk shows in the U.S., and is a frequent guest on National Public Radio programs around the country. He is a frequent source for print journalists around the world. He has a social media following of well over 500,000.
Dr. Katz holds 5 U.S. patents. He has authored over 200 scientific papers and chapters, 15 books, and more than 1,000 columns and blogs.
Dr. Katz is recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease. He has delivered addresses in numerous countries on four continents, and has been acclaimed by colleagues as the “poet laureate” of health promotion.
Dr. Katz and his wife, Catherine S. Katz, PhD live in Connecticut. They have 5 children, 3 dogs, and a horse.