Dr. David and Catherine Katz

Back by popular demand, Dr. David Katz is returning to Austin and this time he’s bringing his accomplished wife Catherine Katz.  Together this power couple will share their personal and professional experience with nutrition, preventative medicine and healthy eating. The couple co-authored the book, The Flavor-Full Diet.

Dr. Katz is best known for his work with Preventative Medicine and his wife Catherine puts this work into practice with Cuisinicity, a collection of healthy recipes that have been widely featured on national media.   The result is an approach to optimal eating they refer to as “loving food that loves you back.”

The Keynote Session will take place on Friday, April 20 during the luncheon starting at 11:30 am.


Catherine S. Katz, Ph.D., President of Cuisinicity

Catherine Katz received her BA (psychology) from the University of California, Berkeley and her PhD in neuroscience from Princeton University.  She went on to complete post-doctoral training at Yale University.

Born in North Africa and raised in southern France, Catherine learned Mediterranean French cooking from her mother and aunt. After marrying nutrition expert, Dr. David Katz, Catherine applied her scientific acumen to the systematic reconciliation of great cuisine and great nutritional quality, recipe by recipe. The result is an approach to optimal eating she and David refer to as “loving food that loves you back,” an approach on which their five children have been raised. Catherine Katz is the founder of Cuisinicity.com, a healthy cooking website where good food and good health come together in a way that is actually feasible for today’s busy families.

Her recipes have been widely featured in national media, including ABC News, O Magazine, Eating Well, Prevention Magazine, Woman’s World, Fitness, Shape, and many others. She is the co-author, with David, of ‘The Flavor Full Diet’ (Rodale, 2005), and a contributor to several other books including ‘The Way to Eat’ (Sourcebooks, 2002), ‘Cut Your Cholesterol’ (Reader’s Digest, 2003), and ‘Disease Proof’ (Hudson Street Press/Penguin, 2013). Her recipes also appear in many blogs geared toward busy health-conscious mothers.


Dr. Katz 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 well over half a million.

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 U.S. News & World Report.

In 2015, Dr. Katz established the True Health Initiative 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.