David Katz, MD, MPH

David Katz

David L. Katz, MD, MPH has been the founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center since 1998. He is past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founder/president of the True Health Initiative, and founder/CEO of Diet ID, Inc. David holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a master of public health from Yale University. He is a board-certified specialist in preventive medicine/public health, the recipient of many awards for his contributions to public health, and has received three honorary doctorates. David holds five United States patents, with others pending. One of his inventions is Diet Quality Photo Navigation, the first fundamentally new dietary intake assessment method in decades (dietid.com). Called the “poet laureate of health promotion” by his peers, David has given keynote addresses in dozens of countries on six continents, and in all 50 U.S. states. He reaches a social media following of nearly one million. A 2019 finalist for a James Beard Foundation Award in the category of health journalism (together with Mark Bittman), he has authored roughly 200 peer-reviewed publications, many hundreds of health columns, and 18 books to date. His most recent books are The Truth About Food (2018), with all proceeds going to support the True Health Initiative, and his 18th book, a joint effort with food writer Mark Bittman, How to Eat (2020). (Hamden, CT) @DrDavidKatz