Areas of Expertise
Board certified specialist in Preventive Medicine with expertise in chronic disease prevention/health promotion, especially by lifestyle means.
Lead author of three editions of leading nutrition textbook. Expertise in clinical nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, dietary quality assessment, and related research.
Expertise in weight management, dietary interventions, cardiometabolic health, and childhood obesity.
ABOnce David's consultation is paid for, he is always, at no additional costs, at the patient's disposal, dedicated, attentive, react immediatelly and when necessary looking for out of the box solutions., Logic and humanity before "medicine by the book".
DGDr. David Katz is the smartest, most eloquent, passionate and energetic change agent that I know. He is helping change the world.... literally.... one bite .... and calorie.... at a time.
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Childhood Obesity | February 2011 - Current
Peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert Publishing
Senior Medical Advisor
MindStream Academy | December 2011 - Current
National Exchange for Weight Loss Resistance | May 2011 - Current
An on-line community for the exchange of stories, insights, and resources devoted to "understanding & overcoming" weight loss resistance.
US News & World Report | December 2012 - Current
Expert, Childhood Obesity
About.com | June 2014 - Current
I am delighted to have responsibility for oversight of the Childhood Obesity domain at About.com, http://childhoodobesity.about.com/. My job is to grow and curate the content here so that it is a go-to destination for information on the topic. This is a wonderful parallel to my work as Editor-in-Chief of the Childhood Obesity journal, where the information is directed to health professionals. The information on the About.com site is for one and all. So check it out, and check back routinely for updates and additions.
American College of Lifestyle Medicine | December 2014 - Current
Unjunk Yourself | December 2011 - Current
A program of music videos, under development, to reach and empower young people to reclaim their health! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLaS0En9Q98 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EZp84vFaac&feature=youtu.be
Weigh Forward | December 2010 - Current
Director, Integrative Medicine Center
Griffin Hospital | December 2000 - Current
The IMC offers a unique, team-based approach to evidence-based, holistic, integrative clinical care for both adults and children.
Yale Prevention Research Center | December 1998 - Current
Principal investigator of dozens of community and clinical trials since 1998; procured and managed nearly $40 million in research funding to date from diverse sources including the CDC, NIH, DHHS, USDA, foundations, and industry.
Media | December 2004 - Current
Consultant, ABC News Columnist, New Haven Register / New York Times Syndicate Columnist, O, the Oprah Magazine Contributor, Blogger, Editorial Advisor: Prevention Magazine Contributor, the Huffington Post Regular Guest, the Dr. Oz Show
President & Founder
Turn the Tide Foundation | January 2007 - Current
Turn the Tide Foundation is devoted to reversing trends in obesity, diabetes, and related chronic diseases for both children and adults. This unique, non-profit foundation uses funds to assist directly with the implementation of health promotion programming by such entities as schools, work-sites, churches, and more; and to support relevant evaluation of such interventions.
Medical Content Reviewer
The Huffington Post | December 2010 - Current
Chief Science Officer
NuVal | December 2008 - Current
Principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (ONQI) algorithm; convened and led the development team. The ONQI thus far remains the only nutritional guidance system in the world shown to correlate directly with health outcomes including all-cause mortality (Chiuve SE, Sampson L, Willett WC. The association between a nutritional quality index and risk of chronic disease. Am J Prev Med. 2011 May;40(5):505-13). The NuVal system, as of 10/13, is in roughly 1700 U.S. supermarkets, reaching some 30 million shoppers.
Director of Medical Studies in Public Health
Yale University School of Medicine | December 1997 - Current 2005
Responsibility for development and delivery of public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, and prevent medicine course content for Yale medical students.
Yale University School of Medicine
MPH | Chronic Disease Epidemiology; Preventive Medicine | 1991 - 1993
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Doctor of Medicine (MD) | 1984 - 1988
BA | French | 1981 - 1984