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.

 
Gaps in the Tale of COVID’s Long Tail

Gaps in the Tale of COVID’s Long Tail

Our collective, pandemic focus continues to vacillate with the news of the day, but if it has settled anywhere, it has settled of late on the toll of so-called “long COVID,” now known medically as PASC: Post Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2. 

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DeMystifying COVID Mortality: The Weight of Evidence

DeMystifying COVID Mortality: The Weight of Evidence

On March 8, David Leonhardt wrote in the New York Times about the “mystery” of low COVID mortality in many low-income, resource-constrained countries in Africa and Asia. 

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What Makes a Diet

What Makes a Diet "Good"​?

When Mark Bittman and I were working on How to Eat, we spent several full days just talking through every question either of us had ever raised, or received, about all things food. 

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COVID, Life Expectancy, and “Why” In Our Blind Spot: Oh Say, Can We See?

COVID, Life Expectancy, and “Why” In Our Blind Spot: Oh Say, Can We See?

The major medical news of this past week, certainly grim and described in many outlets as “staggering,” was the reported decline in average U.S. life expectancy since the onset of the COVID19 pandemic. 

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Misguided Attempts to PURE-ify Nutritional Epidemiology

Misguided Attempts to PURE-ify Nutritional Epidemiology

I recently contributed a quip to my social media channels I hoped might mature into an aphorism or meme: wherever dogma barks, we have a very hard time hearing one another. 

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