David Katz Healthcare 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.

 
Death by Diet? Now You Know

Death by Diet? Now You Know

Knowledge, so the saying goes, is power. But even a cursory chew of the prevailing state of diet and health is cause for doubt about the power of knowledge, our knowledge of power, or maybe both.

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Can Lifestyle Be Medicine?

Can Lifestyle Be Medicine?

At most, it’s a minor exaggeration to say that a single, scientific publication altered the trajectory of my career.

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Banning Menthol Cigarettes: Are There Nannies Involved?

Banning Menthol Cigarettes: Are There Nannies Involved?

The current focus on banning menthol cigarettes raises questions about personal versus collective responsibility.

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The Pandemic’s Moving Line: A Quantitative Reckoning

The Pandemic’s Moving Line: A Quantitative Reckoning

All pandemics end. There is maybe only cold comfort in that while still enduring one, but there is some comfort in it just the same. 

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The Sense, and Dollars, of Food as Medicine

The Sense, and Dollars, of Food as Medicine

What would you call the following scenario: a nation of families spends a portion of their income on poor quality food that routinely makes them sick and kills them prematurely. 

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