David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., FACPM, FACP, FACLM is the Founder and former Director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center (1998-2019). Dr. Katz is also the former President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; President and Founder of the non-profit True Health Initiative; and Founder and CEO of Diet ID, Inc. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine; the American College of Physicians; the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; and Morse College, Yale University.
The recipient of numerous awards for teaching, writing, and contributions to public health, Katz was a 2019 nominee for a James Beard Foundation Award in health journalism. He has been a widely supported nominee for the position of U.S. Surgeon General, and has received three honorary doctorates.
Katz has an extensive media portfolio, having served as a nutrition columnist for O (the Oprah Magazine) and an on-air contributor for ABC News/Good Morning America; and with appearances on most major news programs and contributions to most major magazines and leading newspapers, including opinion editorials in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
He holds multiple US patents and has over 200 peer-reviewed publications. He has published hundreds of online and newspaper columns, and authored/co-authored 19 books to date including multiple editions of leading textbooks in nutrition, preventive medicine, and epidemiology.
His career-long focus has been the translation of science into action for the addition of years to life, and life to years.
Dr. Katz earned his B.A. at Dartmouth College in 1984, his M.D. at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in1988, and his M.P.H. from the Yale University School of Public Health in 1993. He completed sequential residency training and board certification in Internal Medicine in 1991 and Preventive Medicine/Public Health in 1993.