Dr. David L. Katz

Founding Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center

Katz is known internationally for his expertise in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention.

Dr. Katz received his BA from Dartmouth College (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). 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 published roughly 150 scientific articles, innumerable blogs and columns, nearly 1,000 newspaper articles, and 12 books to date, with three more currently in production. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, president-elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founder and president of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, and a blogger/medical review board member for The Huffington Post.

Dr. Katz remains active in patient care and directs the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut. He has five U.S. patents, several patents pending, and is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (patents pending) utilized in the NuVal® nutrition guidance program (www.nuval.com), currently offered in more than 1,600 supermarkets throughout the United States, from coast to coast.

He has been recognized three times by the Consumers Research Council of America as one of the nation’s top physicians in Preventive Medicine. He was nominated for the position of U.S. Surgeon General in 2009 by the American College of Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, among others.

He was the 2011 recipient of the Katharine Boucot Sturgis award from the American College of Preventive Medicine, the most prestigious award the College confers, awarded for illustrious career contributions to the field of Preventive Medicine. Also in 2011, Dr. Katz received the Lenna Frances Cooper Award from the American Dietetic Association (now known as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) for illustrious contributions to the field of nutrition. In 2012, he was the first inductee into the Marketing Disease Prevention in America hall of fame for efforts related to childhood obesity control; and was the Stanley P. Mayers Endowed Lecturer at Penn State University.

Dr. Katz and his wife Catherine live in Connecticut with their five children.

Dr. Katz is compensated by the California Walnut Commission for his services.

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