David L. Katz MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP is a board certified specialist in both Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He is the founding Director (1998) of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Director and founder of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital (2000) in Derby, CT; founder and president of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation (http://turnthetidefoundation.org).
Katz has secured roughly $30million in research funds, and published well over 120 scientific papers, numerous textbook chapters, nearly a thousand newspaper columns, and 12 books to date. He owns 5 U.S. patents, and is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index utilized in the NuVal™ nutrition guidance program (www.nuval.com), currently offered in over 600 supermarkets throughout the United States.
Along with his wife, Catherine, Katz developed the Nutrition Detectives (http://www.davidkatzmd.com/nutritiondetectives.aspx) and ABC for Fitness (http://www.davidkatzmd.com/abcforfitness.aspx) health promotion programs, both active in hundreds if not thousands of schools throughout the U.S., and abroad. Katz is a prominent voice in medical media, serving as an expert source for most leading newspapers and magazines, serving on the editorial advisory boards of several leading health periodicals and professional journals (including Health, Prevention, Men’s Health, Best Life, and the American Journal of Health Promotion). He contributes near daily blogs to Prevention Magazine (http://www.prevention.com/cda/expertblog/health/health.experts); a weekly Preventive Medicine column to the New Haven Register; and has served as a Medical Contributor to ABC News, health columnist to the New York Times Syndicate, and nutrition columnist to O, the Oprah Magazine. In March, 2010, he became a health contributor to the Huffington Post, and in October, 2010, a Huffington Post Health editor. National TV appearances include the Today Show, Good Morning America, 48 Hours, 20/20, World News, CNN, CTV, Fox News, the Montel Williams Show, the Martha Stewart Show, the Dr. Oz Show, and others. Katz has been recognized by the Consumers Research Council of America three times (2004; 2006; 2009) as one of America’s top physicians in Preventive Medicine and in 2009 he was named one of the 25 most influential people in the lives of children by Children’s Health magazine. He has consulted to the US Secretary of Health, the National Governors Association, and the World Health Organization. In 2009, Katz received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health. Also in 2009, Dr. Katz was nominated for the position of U.S. Surgeon General to the Obama Administration by the American College of Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, among other national and international health organizations. In September of 2009, Dr. Katz, the only speaker on the program from North America, delivered the opening keynote address during the health symposium at the European Alpbach Forum, an annual event since 1945 at which speakers routinely include Nobel laureates, Heads of State, and in 2009, the Secretary General of the United Nations. In 2010, Katz accepted the Connecticut Quality Improvement Platinum Award for the development of the NuVal nutritional guidance system, now in nearly 1000 supermarkets nationwide. In 2011, he received the Dr. Katharine Boucot Sturgis Award, the highest honor conferred by the American College of Preventive Medicine for advancement of the field. He is known internationally as an expert in nutrition, weight management, integrative medicine, and the prevention of chronic disease.
Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1988
Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1993
American College of Physicians
American College of Preventive Medicine
1: Katz DL. Unfattening our children: forks over feet. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010
Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21060310.
2: Katz DL. Descartes' carton--On plausibility. Explore (NY). 2010
Sep-Oct;6(5):288-9. PubMed PMID: 20832759.
3: Ali A, Ma Y, Reynolds J, Wise JP, Inzucchi SE, Katz DL. Chromium Effects on
Glucose Tolerance and Insulin Sensitivity in People at Risk for Diabetes. Endocr
Pract. 2010 Jul 14:1-21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20634174.
4: Njike V, Faridi Z, Dutta S, Gonzalez-Simon AL, Katz DL. Daily egg consumption
in hyperlipidemic adults--effects on endothelial function and cardiovascular
risk. Nutr J. 2010 Jul 2;9:28. PubMed PMID: 20598142; PubMed Central PMCID:
5: Katz DL, Cushman D, Reynolds J, Njike V, Treu JA, Walker J, Smith E, Katz C.
Putting physical activity where it fits in the school day: preliminary results of
the ABC (Activity Bursts in the Classroom) for fitness program. Prev Chronic Dis.
2010 Jul;7(4):A82. Epub 2010 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 20550840; PubMed Central PMCID:
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