David L. Katz

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David L. Katz
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Born(1963-02-20)February 20, 1963
Alma materDartmouth College (BA, 1984)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MD, 1988)
Yale School of Public Health (MPH, 1993)
Spouse(s)Catherine (Sananès) Katz
Scientific career
FieldsFood science
ThesisImplications of compliance with the national guideline for dietary fat in the RENO diet-heart study (1993)

David L. Katz (born 20 February 1963)[citation needed] is an American physician and former director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center that was founded at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut in 1998.[1]


Previously, Katz was a clinical instructor in medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. [2]Katz formerly served as associate director for nutrition science at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale,[citation needed] following his appointment in 2005. Katz has authored over 100 scientific papers[citation needed] and written numerous newspaper and magazine articles, including a recurring column in O starting in March 2002 and later discontinued. In 2000, Katz founded the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin,[citation needed] which ceased operating in November 2014.[3] Katz is a contributor and advisory board member for Naked Food Magazine.[4]

In 2015, Katz wrote two positive reviews in his Huffington Post blog for a science fiction book that he had published under a pseudonym, without disclosing that he was the author of the book; Huffington Post retracted the posts.[5]

Although Katz has Yale University as his Twitter location, Katz is not academically affiliated with Yale and has not held an academic appointment there since 2016. [6]


Katz received a BA degree from Dartmouth College, an MD degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and an MPH degree from Yale School of Public Health. He is board certified in preventive medicine.[7]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Hartwig, K.A., Dunville, R.L., Kim, M.H., Levy, B., Zaharek, M.M., Yanchou Njike, V., and Katz, D.L. Promoting Healthy People 2010 through Small Grants. Health Promotion Practice, in press, 2006.[8]
  • Katz, D.L., O'Connell, M., Yeh, M.C., Nawaz, H., Njike, V., Anderson, L.M., Cory, S., and Dietz, W. Public Health Strategies for Preventing and Controlling Overweight and Obesity in School and Worksite Settings: A Report on Recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 54(RR-10): 1-12, 2005.
  • Katz, D.L. Lifestyle and Dietary Modification for Prevention of Heart Failure. Medical Clinics of North America 88(5): 1295-1320, 2004.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Research Across the Spectrum: Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center", Yale School of Medicine, Yale University. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  2. ^ https://morse.yalecollege.yale.edu/david-l-katz
  3. ^ "https://gfp.griffinhealth.org/specialty-care/integrative-medicine". © Griffin Health Services Corporation. Retrieved September 24, 2019. External link in |title= (help)
  4. ^ "David Katz M.D., Author at Naked Food Magazine". Naked Food Magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  5. ^ Palus, Shannon (20 November 2015). "Yale doc loses 2 HuffPo blog posts after secretly promoting his novel". Retraction Watch.
  6. ^ https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2020/03/30/former-professors-op-ed-controversial-among-health-experts/
  7. ^ "Verification of Certifications (Certification Number: 051517)". American Board of Preventive Medicine. Archived from the original on August 4, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "David L. Katz". Public Health Yale. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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