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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Location:

  • Derby, CT

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    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may pose a significant risk to kidney health for black Americans, new research suggests.

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    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests.

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    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In states where there are more gun owners, there are also more gun-related suicides, a new U.S. study finds.

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    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The reason alcoholics struggle to stop smoking may be because their heavy drinking speeds up how quickly their body breaks down nicotine, a new study suggests.

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    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they've been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study.

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