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Dr David Katz

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Past-President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Founder/President of the True Health Initiative.  Katz 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). The recipient of many awards for his contributions to public health, he has received three honorary doctorates. He holds 5 US patents, with others pending.  He invented the research method known as “evidence mapping;” is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (ONQI™) algorithm; and invented the dietary intake assessment method called Diet Quality Photo Navigation (  In 2018, Katz was selected as the new Chair for the annual Art & Science of Health Promotion conference.  He has authored roughly 200 peer-reviewed publications, many hundreds of health columns both on-line and in print, and 16 books to date including leading textbooks in both nutrition and preventive medicine.  His most recent book is The Truth about Food, with all proceeds going to support the True Health Initiative. Katz is recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease.  He has served as one of the expert judges for the annual rankings of diets by US News & World Report for much of the past decade.  He reaches a social media following of nearly one million.


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