Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH

Bio

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and current President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

He 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 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.

Dr. Katz 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. Recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease, he has a social media following of roughly 650,000.

In 2015, Dr. Katz established the True Health Initiative (http://www.truehealthinitiative.org) to help convert what we know about lifestyle as medicine into what we do about it, in the service of adding years to lives and life to years around the globe.

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David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM
Director, Prevention Research Center
Yale University School of Medicine
President & Founder
Turn the Tide Foundation
www.turnthetidefoundation.org

Prevention Research Center
130 Division St.
Derby, CT 06418
Phone: (203) 732-7194
Fax: (203) 732-1264
Katzdl@pol.net; david.katz@yale.edu
Administrative assistant: Helen Day: helen.day@yalegriffinprc.org
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Specialties:

Location:

  • Derby, CT

Activity

  • Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH - Derby, CT - Preventive Medicine
    Preventive Medicine Specialist Dr. David Katz explains how the flu shot prevents you from getting the flu. Watch Dr. Katz's video for information on preventive medicine and overall wellness. Read More
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    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fish oil supplements may improve the effectiveness of antidepressants, new research suggests.

    Researchers reviewed the findings of eight clinical trials worldwide, as well as other evidence, and concluded that the supplements appear to h...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Along with diet and exercise, mindful eating may benefit overweight people trying to shed excess pounds, new research suggests.

    "Mindful eating practices promote awareness of experiences related to the desire to eat, actual sensations of hunger...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness training can trigger brain changes that help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) manage disturbing memories and thoughts, according to a new study of war veterans.

    The goal of mindfulness training is to help people deve...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says.

    Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investigators found that pai...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation may work better than painkillers when it comes to soothing chronic low back pain, a new clinical trial suggests.

    The study found that a program called mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) beat standard medical care for managing l...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tai chi and other traditional Chinese exercises may benefit people with heart disease, researchers report.

    The new review of 35 studies included more than 2,200 people in 10 countries. The investigators found that, among people with heart disea...Full Article

  • Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH - Derby, CT - Preventive Medicine
    Antioxidants clean up toxins in the body and come in many forms.

    Dr. Oz welcomes Dr. David Katz, who reveals the most powerful antioxidant that you have never heard of in this video.

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  • Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH - Derby, CT - Preventive Medicine
    Watch as preventive medicine specialist Dr. David Katz reveals which foods are rich in vitamin D. Read More
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    Preventive Medicine Specialist Dr. David Katz explains how a vitamin B12 deficiency is treated. Watch Dr. Katz's video for information on preventive medicine and overall wellness. Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular belief, cranberry juice does not cure a urinary tract infection, a doctor says.

    Many people drink cranberry juice in an attempt to ease their symptoms, but it will do nothing to help them, said Dr. Timothy Boone, vice dean of...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindful meditation may offer a measure of pain relief to seniors suffering from chronic lower back pain, new research suggests.

    The study involved nearly 300 older adults with long-term lower back pain, half of whom were assigned to a two-month m...Full Article

  • Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH - Derby, CT - Preventive Medicine
    Preventive Medicine Specialist Dr. David Katz explains how a patient can get their vitamin B12 levels measured. Watch Dr. Katz's video for information on preventive medicine and overall wellness. Read More
  • Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH - Derby, CT - Preventive Medicine
    We’ve all heard “you are what you eat,” but given how most of us eat, it’s quite clear we don’t take it very seriously. And for some pretty good reasons. The human machine, and human fuel tank, are stunningly forgiving. We can throw almost anything in the tank, and run reasonably well for decades. We c...Read More
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    MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests.

    Ten weeks after treatment, the pain scores of patients given acupuncture dropped an average of 41 percent, compared with an average drop...Full Article