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DAVID L. KATZ MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, is the founding (1998) director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center. He 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, a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and a clinical instructor
in medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Katz is known internationally for expertise in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention.
He has published roughly 150 scientific articles; innumerable blogs and columns; nearly 1,000 newspaper articles; and twelve books to date, with 3 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, CT. He helped establish, and formerly directed, one of the nation's first combined training program in
Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, and served as Director of Medical Studies In Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine for 8 years (1996-2004).
Programming Katz and colleagues have developed- such as Nutrition Detectives™ and ABC for Fitness™ -has been adopted by thousands of public schools throughout the U.S.,
and abroad, and is reaching many tens of thousands of children. Katz 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 over 1,600 supermarkets throughout
the United States, from coast to coast, reaching some 30 million consumers. 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 US Surgeon General in 2009 by the American College of Physicians,
the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health, 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. Also in 2012, Katz received the annual
J. Warren Perry Award and Lectureship at the University at Buffalo and was the Stanley P. Mayers Endowed Lecturer at Penn State University. Dr. Katz is a leading
voice in medical media, is quoted almost daily in major news publications, and appears routinely on national TV. He speaks routinely at conferences and meetings
throughout the United States, and the world, and has delivered addresses in at least 7 countries. Widely recognized as a gifted public speaker, Katz has been
acclaimed by peers as the "poet laureate of health promotion."
Dr. Katz and his wife Catherine live in CT; they have 5 children.