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.

 
Why Two Pandemics are Better Than One: The COVID19 Opportunity

Why Two Pandemics are Better Than One: The COVID19 Opportunity

One could be forgiven for thinking that however bad it is to be in the middle of one pandemic, it would be worse to be in the middle of two at the same time. 

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The Right Response to COVID-19: How, Now?

The Right Response to COVID-19: How, Now?

We must, to some extent, be something like flotsam in the currents of culture, debris on the winds of the Zeitgeist; a bit helpless against the buffeting of “now,” in all its particulars. 

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COVID, Hope, and Consternation

COVID-19, Hope, and Consternation

I have had abundant opportunity to share my various reflections on the COVID19 crisis. 

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Can COVID19 Reinfect Us?

Can COVID19 Reinfect Us?

This past weekend, the World Health Organization stoked the flames of global anxiety by issuing this in the guise of a reality check: we do not know that getting COVID19, and recovering from it, results in immunity. 

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COVID19 as Seen Up Close

COVID19 as Seen Up Close

Having just completed three 12-hour shifts as a volunteer physician at a hospital emergency department in the Bronx, I can tell you this: it would be bad not to get a N95 mask, but getting one is no walk in the park, either! You try wearing one for 12 hours straight, and then let’s talk. 

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