David Katz Diet Expert

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM, 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 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. He has made important contributions in the areas of lifestyle interventions for health promotion; nutrient profiling; behavior modification; holistic care; and evidence-based medicine. David 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.

 
Paradigm Lost: Pandemic Policies in a Sociopolitical Blind Spot

Paradigm Lost: Pandemic Policies in a Sociopolitical Blind Spot

There is a relatively common, benign tumor of the pituitary gland known as a pituitary adenoma that engenders a unique form of partial blindness, or more accurately, visual field defect. 

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Diet More Vital than Ever

Diet More Vital than Ever

My first reaction to the COVID pandemic, actually just months but seemingly lifetimes ago, was not about social determinants of health. 

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A Pandemic Mulligan

A Pandemic Mulligan

Tracking the pandemic trends- from around the U.S. and throughout the world- as best I can (no one can hope to keep up entirely with the constant deluge of data, drama, dogma, and diatribe)- I incline toward the hope that COVID may be offering us a Mulligan.

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If the COVID19 Pandemic Were Over, Would We Even Know?

If the COVID19 Pandemic Were Over, Would We Even Know?

Is the pandemic over, or as the kids in the back seat might put it: are we there yet?

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Mathematics: The Ultimate Pandemic Reality Check

Mathematics: The Ultimate Pandemic Reality Check

The combination of initial forays back to the world, work, and notably schools; plus far more testing than we did at the start of the pandemic, produces one inevitable result: surges in case counts everywhere the population wasn’t uniformly exposed already. Is this bad, and if so- how bad? Is it in some way good? Or, is it something in between?

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