David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, is the founding director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center. He is the principal inventor of the NuVal nutritional guidance system, currently in roughly 2,000 U.S. supermarkets in more than 30 states, coast to coast.
Dr. Katz is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Childhood Obesity, President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, and medical director for the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He has authored or co-authored 15 books to date, in both Nutrition and Preventive Medicine. And in 2012-14, he has been named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness in the world by Greatist.com.
Dr. Katz has been extensively involved in medical education. He was a founding director of one of the nation’s first combined residency training programs in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT); and served as Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine for a span of 8 years.
He is the recipient of many awards for his contributions to public health and medical education. He has been named one of America’s Top Physicians in Preventive Medicine three times by the Consumer’s Research Council of America, and serves as a judge of best diets for the annual ranking published by U.S. News & World Report. He was named one of the 25 most influential people in the lives of children by Children’s Health Magazine.
Dr. Katz has an extensive media portfolio, having worked for ABC News/Good Morning America as an on-air contributor, a writer for the New York Times syndicate, and a columnist to O, the Oprah Magazine. Currently, he is a blogger/medical review board member for the Huffington Post, a health contributor to US News & World Report, one of the original 150 ‘thought leader’ influencer bloggers for LinkedIn; a blogger and columnist for TIME Magazine; and a contributing health writer on childhood obesity for About.com.
He received his BA from Dartmouth College in three years (1984; Magna Cum Laude); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993).